Meet the Locals

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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 prepared 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.


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123

Iowa producers featured at the Co-op

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2293

local products on the shelf at New Pi

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2.5

MILLION DOLLARS in local products sold last year from the Co-op

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44

producers within an hour's drive of New Pi

Support Your Local Community

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.

 

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Featured Producer

Echollective Farm

Derek extends the local growing season through his use of hoophouses, allowing customers clamoring for local food to savor the season earlier and later.

Derek’s innovative methods continue to promote sustainability, collaboration, and cooperation.

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Meet The Locals

We are proud of ALL our 130+ local providers. Learn more below!

Berkwood Farms

Berkwood Farms

Berkwood Farms is a cooperative of over 100 independent family farms supplying New Pi with 100% certified pure heirloom Berkshire pork.

Des Moines, IA

Blues Best Mushrooms

Blues Best Mushrooms

Blues Best Mushrooms is a family-owned specialty mushroom company in Eastern Iowa that supplies fresh mushrooms to the Co-op including Shitake, Oyster, and Lion's Mane.

Vinton, IA

Oasis Street Food

Oasis Street Food

When owners Naftaly and Ofer were unable to find the Mediterranean food they craved and grew up with, they decided to use their own family recipes to bring authentic falafel and hummus to Iowa City.

Iowa City, IA

LIFE

LIFE

Levi's Indigenous Fruit Enterprise is known for their aronia berries, which are native to Iowa, through sustainable farming practices that work with nature.

Keota, IA

Rolling Hills

Rolling Hills

Iowa grown herbs and lettuce, grown hydroponically by this family owned business near West Union, IA.

West Union, Iowa

Hedge Apple Kombucha

Hedge Apple Kombucha

Lindsey and Kyle operate their kombucha micro-brewery with sustainability and harmony with the land in mind. Using locally sourced medicinal plants, they aim to celebrate 1-2 ingredients in their recipes.

Fairfield, IA

Rainbow Roots Farm

Rainbow Roots Farm

"We strive for regeneration of the land and ecosystem, equity in food access for our community, and advocating for small farms growing local food!"

Iowa City, IA

Crystal Forestry Project

Crystal Forestry Project

From cleaner to container, May’s focus is on keeping her product line as sustainable as possible.

Iowa City, IA

Cortado

Cortado

People would say, ‘Show me what you can do,’ and I would make them a Cortado. The balance of it is great.

Iowa City, IA

Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Jenny Quiner is showing how a plot of land in her community can be transformed into an Urban Oasis.

Des Moines, IA

Mariposa Farms

Mariposa Farms

Dave and Denise Conkling's greenhouse has herbs growing in it 365 days a year.

Grinnell, IA

Jefferson County Ciderworks

Jefferson County Ciderworks

"We’re always coming up with new flavors through using different fermenting methods, added natural flavorings, and aging techniques. If we land on something great, there’s nothing stopping us now from throwing it into some cans and sharing it with everyone."

Fairfield, IA

Jorge's Organics

Jorge's Organics

The best part of what I do is that I enjoy every bit of what I do. I like to work in the soil, seeding, taking care of plants, harvesting...but the best part is enjoying a fresh healthy meal

Fairfield, IA

Lion Bridge Brewing

Lion Bridge Brewing

Since 2014, Lion Bridge Brewing Company has produced beers that are delicious, complex, and most importantly, approachable, and highly drinkable.

Cedar Rapids

Marieke Gouda Cheese

Marieke Gouda Cheese

"By providing a loving and relaxing environment for our cows we are able to get remarkably consistent full-flavored raw milk."

Thorp, WI

Crane Creek Farms

Crane Creek Farms

Jeff and Jesse Eichenberger are sugaring the old fashioned way, with wholesome-looking metal taps and pails on each tree they empty every day the sap flows.

Lawler, IA

Hue Hill

Hue Hill

Hue Hill crafts farm grown vegetables into vibrant, live cultured, powerfully probiotic fermented foods.

Iowa City, IA

Eco Lips

Eco Lips

Eco Lips is deeply connected with nature, applying what we know about beneficial organic ingredients to better people’s lives.

Marion, IA

Backpocket Brewing

Backpocket Brewing

Jake Simmons set out to make full flavored, sessional, go-to beers.

Coralville, IA

Joanna's

Joanna's

Joanna's tonic syrups are handcrafted in small batches, and made with natural ingredients to create the perfect additions to both cocktails and mocktails.

Iowa City, IA

Cedar Witch Goods

Cedar Witch Goods

Katie's handmade soaps are made from scratch in small batches using high quality ingredients like aloe vera, cocoa butter, and mango butter.

Cedar Rapids, IA

Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Trumpet Blossom Cafe

When it comes to creating their entirely plant-based menu, Katy Meyer sources local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible.

Iowa City, IA

Maestro Empanadas

Maestro Empanadas

When Christian Bejarano and Marta Hamity moved to Iowa from Argentina, they had trouble finding their favorite food: the empanada. They got cooking and quickly earned a cult following.

Coralville, IA

Cafe del Sol

Cafe del Sol

With a passion for great coffee and sustainability, Stephen Dunham developed a line of coffees with a clean flavor and footprint.

Iowa City, IA

Larry Schultz Organic Farm

Larry Schultz Organic Farm

“They have that old-fashioned flavor, the way turkeys used to taste. I think you’ll agree there isn’t a more tasty bird around!”

Owatonna, MN

Rare Bird Soap Shop

Rare Bird Soap Shop

Wende Fugate specializes in small-batch vegan soaps and skincare products free from sulfates, parabens, and preservatives.

Cedar Rapids, IA

Organic Greens

Organic Greens

For James Nisly, growing organic vegetables is about fulfilling a vision of producing healthy food for a healthy community and building well balanced soil for sustainable food production.

Kalona, IA

Oak Hill Acres

Oak Hill Acres

Andy manages over 4,000 flower cuttings in their two greenhouses and thirty acres of organic produce.

Atalissa, IA

Timeless Prairie Orchard

Timeless Prairie Orchard

Dave and Susie Differding know their apples and love sharing the fruits of their education with you in the form of each shiny, delicious fruit.

Winthrop, IA

Early Morning Harvest

Early Morning Harvest

Earl, Ronda (above), & son Jeff Haffner grow organic grains and stone grind them whole – germ intact (unlike commercial flour). Their organic grains are in many of New Pi’s breads, prepared foods, and on New Pi shelves

Panora, IA

Echo Dell Farm

Echo Dell Farm

Calvin Yoder of Echo Dell Farm has been raising whole, local, organic chickens for New Pi since 1988.

Kalona, IA

Beeler's Pure Pork

Beeler's Pure Pork

Their Heluka® breed and method of farming focuses on keeping their hogs stress-free: raising them with compassion, plenty of access to spacious bedded areas and sunshine, vegetarian feed, and no antibiotics or hormones.

Le Mars, Iowa

Milton Creamery

Milton Creamery

The Musser family – Rufus, Jane, and sons Junior and head cheesemaker Galen – make artisanal cheese the old fashioned way, and source their added growth hormone-free milk from less than 30 miles away.

Milton, IA

Ferndale Market

Ferndale Market

“We keep [the turkeys] rotating onto fresh pasture. It’s a true free-range program, outdoors from early spring.”

Cannon Falls, MN

Echollective Farm & CSA

Echollective Farm & CSA

Echollective Farm feels more like a family than a business. Members of this collective garden and CSA make their decisions gathered around the kitchen table.

Mechanicsville, IA

Friendly Farm

Friendly Farm

Friendly Farm is a hidden paradise in Iowa City known for a variety of divine veggies and colorful flower bouquets.

Iowa City, IA

Wilson's Orchard

Wilson's Orchard

They have a robust pick-your-own apple business at the farm, where they also make apple cider, apple turnovers, and apple cider donuts, and they grow pumpkins. What more could you ask for?

Iowa City, IA

Wake Up Iowa

Wake Up Iowa

What we love is what we do best. “I’m a light roast single origin guy – no blends.

Iowa City, IA

Thousand Hills Cattle Co.

Thousand Hills Cattle Co.

Thousand Hills sources beef from small Midwestern independent family farms that must meet the most stringent requirements around.

Cannon Falls, MN

Old Capitol Tofu

Old Capitol Tofu

Jake, Matthew, and the gang at Old Capitol Food Co. make their local organic tofu in Iowa City with organic Iowa soybeans and pure, reverse osmosis water for the freshest, cleanest tasting tofu around.

Iowa City, IA

Great River Maple

Great River Maple

“We like our sap to stay extremely fresh – if the sap clouds over it affects the flavor, so we like to keep our sap clear as water,”

Garnavillo, IA

Hansen's Dairy

Hansen's Dairy

Switch to their butter and you’ll never go back: Hansen’s butter, cream, and long-lasting non-homogenized milks are known for their flavor.

Hudson, IA

Tiny But Mighty Popcorn

Tiny But Mighty Popcorn

This is the most flavorful popcorn we’ve tasted – and its hulls explode so they don’t get stuck in your teeth.

Shellsburg, IA

La Quercia, LLC

La Quercia, LLC

Herb & Kathy set out to elevate humanely raised Iowa pork to a top-class Italian delicacy, and they’ve done just that.

Norwalk, IA

Seed Savers Exchange

Seed Savers Exchange

Seed Savers formed a network of gardeners interested in preserving heirloom varieties and sharing seeds.

Decorah, IA

Buffalo Ridge Orchard

Buffalo Ridge Orchard

The best thing about being an apple farmer is that, unlike a ripe tomato, [an apple] doesn’t have to be picked right now. It can wait until tomorrow. It is a nice pace.”

Central City, IA

Garden Oasis Farm

Garden Oasis Farm

You realize what you’re taking care of right now is going to provide a year’s worth of produce.

Coggon, IA

Marmalade Sky

Marmalade Sky

I had a mission: to find a way to bake everyone’s favorite treats without sacrificing anything to taste or texture. Malak Nour is a local artisanal baker specializing in gluten-free baked treats.

Fairfield, IA