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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2.18

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.

 

Free range chickens in the field

Featured Producer

Ferndale Market

The Peterson family at Ferndale Market have raised turkeys the old-fashioned way – outdoors on pasture – since 1939 at their family farm in Cannon Falls, southern Minnesota. 

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Meet The Locals

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

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

Bluebird Farm

Bluebird Farm

Brenna and Rogan Stoops are dedicated, enthusiastic, and environmentally aware farmers who grow certified organic produce.

Lisbon, 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

Dirty Face Creek Farm

Dirty Face Creek Farm

Farm owner Jessica Stutsman and her late husband, Mike, shared a commitment to clean soil and water conservation. Their farm is a shining example of sustainability and environmentally-friendly farming practices.

Hills, 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

Maharishi World Peace Vedic Organics

Maharishi World Peace Vedic Organics

Basking in the warm greenhouses at Maharishi Vedic City Organic Farm, kale and chard are living it up.

Fairfield, Iowa

Fae Ridge

Fae Ridge

Janette Ryan-Busch has supplied New Pioneer Co-op with certified organic produce since the mid-’80s, and is best known for her big bunches of fresh basil.

Iowa City, 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

Marvin's Corn

Marvin's Corn

Marvin and his son harvest each ear of corn by hand, cutting it from its stalk with a sharp serrated knife, so that delicate kernels won’t get bruised.

Iowa City, 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

Sobaski's Pork

Sobaski's Pork

Aaron’s pigs have: “Plenty of room to run, root around, dig holes, and go outside, and they just don’t get sick – they’re overall healthy pigs.”

Washington, 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

Sidecar Coffee Roasters

Sidecar Coffee Roasters

Sidecar’s handcrafted coffee is roasted in small batches in Cedar Falls, Iowa, resulting in an ultra-fresh product with a difference you can taste in the cup.

Cedar Falls, 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

Slipstream Granola

Slipstream Granola

With just enough sweetness from honey, it makes a satisfying and energizing start to your day, or as a mid-day snack, or an evening treat on your favorite ice cream.

Fort Madison, 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

Grimm Family Farm

Grimm Family Farm

Jason and Hannah's Black Turtle Beans have a special, earthy flavor and creamy texture, and can actually be cooked without pre-soaking.

North English, 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

Zaza’s Pastas

Zaza’s Pastas

Julie Parisi handcrafts her flavorful pastas in small batches, cutting her ravioli by hand, in Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids, 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

Grinnell Heritage Farm

Grinnell Heritage Farm

Andrew & Melissa Dunham and family “grow organically for our future” on their 150-year-old farm.

Grinnell, 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

Urban Greens

Urban Greens

Stop by your Co-op to try out the new Lettuce Medley or Bold & Spicy Salad Mix from Urban Greens

Iowa City, IA

Marmalade Sky | Gluten Free Desserts

Marmalade Sky | Gluten Free Desserts

A local artisanal bakery

Fairfield, IA

Baroncini Pastas

Baroncini Pastas

Chef Gianluca Baroncini of Baroncini Ristorante now offers his fresh house-made pastas as a base for your meal.

Iowa City, IA