We purchase from over 130 local farmers and food producers year-round to bring you the best Iowa has to offer (Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois too) – even for the ingredients in our ready-to-eat foods!
So if you missed the farmer's market, you're in luck: you can find goods from the growers and local businesses you love right here at your Co-op, every day of the year.
We define "local" producers as within the state of Iowa, or 250 straight-line miles of our stores.
New Pi stands apart from our competitors in the way we do business with local growers: we sign purchase contracts with our vegetable growers, providing a guaranteed price for their product, before seeds even go in the ground. Our purchase contracts offer our growers a degree of certainty in an otherwise unpredictable climate.
We all know that money spent locally recirculates and multiplies through our local economy, but local food purchases do even more than that. Every dollar spent on locally produced natural and organic food is a vote for a better way of doing business and a healthier way of life.
Those dollars are an investment in the health and sustainability of our land, water, and air. And that’s the kind of growth and investment that YOU, as a New Pi owner, can take pride in. – Sarah Walz, Former New Pi Board President
If you'd like to become a Co-op vendor, please see our Product Submission Guidelines.