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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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