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Nature Road Farm is a small, family farm that produces quality vegetables and melons for a summer CSA and wholesale to local restaurants. Although the farm is not certified organic, they use organic and integrated pest management strategies. You can learn more about the farm and CSA at www.natureroadfarm.com.

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Taste of Iowa

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Iowa Wine At Its Best

Located just minutes from downtown Des Moines, jasper winery is an "estate style" winery facility. We specialize in premium quality wines using grapes sourced from vineyards throughout central Iowa. We are open seven days a week for tasting and offer tours of the winery and onsite vineyards.

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Market Research

The MarketMaker research tool is an interactive mapping resource for identifying target markets, developing customized census profiles and mapping food related businesses over demographic maps. This resource is designed to help researchers, policy makers, marketing instructors, as well as lenders and ag entrepreneurs develop business plans.

The following are some of the things you can do with the MarketMaker research tool:

  • Identify and map regions with the highest per capita consumption of fruits and vegetables.
  • Build a customized census profile for a target market area or region of interest.
  • Find and map food deserts.
  • Find and map farmers markets serving ethnic neighborhoods.
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News

Value-Added Producer Grant Funding Announced
May 11, 2015 - The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities…
Farmers Market Food Safety Training
Apr 23, 2015 - Four online modules have been designed ot provide science-based information…
New Grower Recommendations for Planting Tomatoes in Iowa
Apr 13, 2015 - Free publication lists suitable varieties for commercial production in Midwest

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