Friendly Farm

Type: Farm

Produces: Veggies & Flowers

Location: Iowa City, IA

Miles from Coop: 1.5


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

Farmers David Braverman, Sarah Neary, and lots of family and friends practice natural, chemical-free growing methods on an idyllic spread of produce, herbs, and flowers started by the late Bob Braverman over two decades ago.

They work together to build kinship and a healthy environment through local, sustainable agriculture, and community education.


Friendly Farm Products

Checkout these great products from Friendly Farm


Green Leaf & Romaine Lettuce


Heirloom and Cherry Tomatoes


Flower Bouquets


Butternut Squash

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