Ready, Set, Season 5!

Can you believe it?! This will be our FIFTH SEASON at Iowa Grown Market! It’s so funny to think back to 2014; that’s when we first started our annual garden with the intention of selling produce from a road-side market. We were so new, so naive! We didn’t even have a nearby water source! How…

2ND Annual Community Corn Roast

It’s the middles of summer, the weather is steamy, and that special time of year has just begun in Iowa; sweet corn season! Everybody loves this crunchy, sweet snack and no one takes it more seriously than Iowans. I’ll be the first to admit, it took us while to get the sweet corn market perfected…

A Rocky Start

Iowa Grown Market is opening for the season on Thursday, June 1 from 12-6PM! After what seemed to be rocky start, we are pleased to be ready to serve up fresh produce in our fourth season! Early April hit us with cold and wet conditions which set planting back by about one week.  Then again…

Spring Planting

Growing up in Wisconsin and after living in Alaska for 3 years, I’ve come to realize Iowa is a magical place filled with perfect soil, adequate rainfall and mild spring/fall temperatures.  From I what I know, this is a gardeners’ paradise.  And in this magical land you can plant arugula, beets, carrots, peas, lettuce, spinach,…

Chickens!

Just about a year ago, Vince and I received our first flock of chickens. We had been reading up on keeping backyard chickens for over a year, and were definitely prepared when we received 25 white rock male and female chicks. We started with 25, butchered 14 males, and still have 8 happy, healthy hens…

About Me

I LOVE IOWA and all the good things that come about from living here!  So in 2012, with the help of my partner Vince, we created Iowa Grown LLC and Iowa Grown Market to share the love and the delicious bounty.  It was the mystery behind food sources, carbon footprints, and overall food quality were…