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.

 

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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!

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

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

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