Grinnell Heritage Farm

Type: Farm

Produces: Vegetables

Location: Grinnell, IA

Miles from Coop: 82

“One of the advantages of raising crops in an organically managed system, where you have as a very explicit goal trying to sequester carbon into the soil, is that we can actually fight climate change through healthy eating.“ – Andy Dunham

A worker uses a circular contraption to grow food

Andrew & Melissa Dunham and family “grow organically for our future” on their 150-year-old farm in Grinnell, Iowa, creating good jobs for over a dozen hard-working people and carrying the family’s farm into a greener future.

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From Iowa to Tanzania and back again, Andrew took a roundabout journey to his family’s 150-year old family farm as its 5th generation farmer. His experience in the Peace Corps taught him the basics of organic vegetable farming, and his love of eating drove him to return to Iowa and take up the family farm in Grinnell.

With his wife Melissa, Andrew transformed the former corn and soybean farm into an organic oasis that includes 18 acres of organic vegetables. Grinnell Heritage Farm is particularly well known for their flavorful local carrots they offer through farmers’ markets, their CSA, and of course, New Pioneer.

Andy & Melissa on Growing Organic:

The Local Farm to Customer Connection


Grinnell Heritage Farm Products

Checkout these great products from Grinnell Heritage Farm

beets

Beets

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

Cabbage

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Collards

Collards

Green Peppers

Green Peppers

Kale

Kale

Red Chard

Red Chard


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