FARM NEWS

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MARKET OPENS!

Iowa Grown Market is opening Saturday, May 8th from 10-2PM!

 

Our growing season started four weeks early since the addition of our high tunnel last fall! A high tunnel is an unheated greenhouse, meaning it uses the energy of the sun to warm the inside. Therefore, we are currently harvesting fresh greens, kale and lettuce, beautiful bunches of white turnips, and will be harvesting kohlrabi, carrots and beets soon!

 

Yes, the high tunnel IS amazing!

 

Outside of our high tunnel, we are picking pounds of asparagus and rhubarb, and we have flower and herb starts ready for your home garden! We also have local, raw honey from Solon and local maple syrup tapped right on Sugar Bottom Road! I'll be bringing my healthy, homemade dog biscuits, monster cookies and wild blackberry jam made with real, locally-picked berries.

 

We recommend checking our Facebook page for the complete list of available products and updated market hours before visiting.

 

The greatest thing about opening the market is that we get to see our customers' smiling faces again! We are very pleased that the CDC just released new guidelines for gathering outdoors:

 

“Generally... outdoor activities without a mask are safe. However, we continue to recommend masking in crowded outdoor settings... such as packed stadiums and concerts where there is decreased ability to maintain physical distance...”

 

We are fortunate to be outdoors with ample space to spread out. We ask that our customers maintain social distance from others at our market who are not members of their household. It is our priority to continue providing our community with fresh, local produce safely. For updated information on shopping our market during the COVID- pandemic, please scroll down for complete details.

 

We can't wait to share our spring harvests with you and your family and to see you again at Iowa Grown Market!

SHOPPING AT IOWA GROWN MARKET DURING COVID-PANDEMIC

Sunday, May 2, 2021

It is our priority to continue providing our community with a safe environment to obtain fresh, local produce. Therefore, we ask that you continue to follow these guidelines when visiting our market:

KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE: Continue to keep at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others at the market who are not part of your household.
 

ILLNESS: If you are ill, please do not visit the market.
 

PRODUCT HANDLING: We will handle and bag your produce for you- simply let us know what you would like. Bringing your own reusable bags is okay. Use available hand sanitizer.

MASKS: Masks can now be worn at the customer's own discretion.

Thank you for your cooperation and support. We really appreciate it! Stay informed by checking our social media and website often.

Your farmers & friends,

Bethany & Vince

2021 MARKET SEASON IS APPROACHING!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

 

Spring has sprung at the Iowa Grown gardens! We are feeling the wave of excitement as we work the soil, plant seeds and starts, and watch our plans come to fruition for the 2021 season!

 

With the addition of a high tunnel to our farm in 2020, we are looking forward to opening our market early this year! Our goal is to be open May 15th with fresh produce like asparagus, lettuce, and radishes plus all those other yummy, local products you love like honey, syrup and jam. We will also have a wide selection of vegetable and flower starts available for your home garden.

 

As of now, we are approaching the 2021 season as we did last year and will continue to follow CDC guidelines to keep us and our customers safe.

 

Farming is unpredictable, so we encourage you to continue to watch our social media and website for updates as we get closer to opening. We will know more by early May-so please stay tuned!