2013 Taste of Northeast Iowa Farm Crawl
Five independent family farm operations, all within an easy drive of each other in beautiful northeast Iowa, are jointly hosting open houses. Enjoy a leisurely autumn day “crawling” from farm to farm in this part of the Driftless Region. (Okay, you don't actually crawl, you drive yourself between farms).
The tours are free and open to families. (Please leave pets at home). Delicious local food products will be available to sample and purchase on site. Click here to download your map.
But wait...there's more!! Become a Buy Fresh, Buy Local VIP! For a $20 donation, you can support our work to create opportunities for farmers and to build the local food system. In appreciation, you will receive a sheet of special offers (coupons for free stuff!) for extra special treatment on the crawl. Click here.
Free 5 lb. bag of apples from Peake Orchard
Free ice-cream cone from WW Homestead Dairy
Buy 1 bottle of wine and get one half price from Empty Nest Winery
Save $5 on a trip to the Allamakee Farmers Market
Save $5 on produce and goodies from Kymar Acres
Save $2 on produce and goodies from Green Thumb Produce
Remember -- you will need your event "ticket" AND the coupon sheet to claim your deals!
2168 Winnmakee Road, Waukon, IA 52172
A family owned, sustainable farm since 1998. Kymar Acres offers fresh produce, herbs, flowers and eggs sold directly to you at local farmers markets and at their on farm stand. Visit the production fields and farm stand and tour their newly, renovated commercial kitchen where they will host cooking and canning classes and process food from their farm. More.
WW Homestead Dairy
850 Rossville Road, Waukon, IA 52172
Two local dairy farm families from northeast Iowa are proud to introduce a full dairy product line including; cream-line milk, cheese curds, block cheeses, butter, and premium ice cream. Their products are made with all natural ingredients that are locally produced and processed. Sample their amazing cheese curds and cream-line milk! Even though the processing room is quiet on Sundays, you can still get a tour of how the milk travels from the farm to your refrigerator. More.
Empty Nest Winery
1352 Apple Road, Waukon, IA 52172
Family owned and operated. Handcrafted wines made in small batches from grapes and many varieties of berries handpicked mainly on their farm and Northeast Iowa. Sample from six grape wines and 12 berry wines in their tasting room. More.
323 N. Line Drive, Waukon, IA 52172
Peake Orchards planted their first trees in the early 1980's and began selling fruit in 1989. With approx. 1,000 trees and about ten varieties to choose from, they have something for everyone. Visit the farm stand, view the packingshed and take a wagon ride to the orchard between 2-4 pm that day. More.
Green Thumb Produce
2322 Glenville Road, Decorah, IA 52101
See a three-acre market garden where they grow fruits and vegetables for sale, as well as for the local food pantries. See their new high tunnel and how they are using it to extend the growing season. Fresh baked goods, cookies, breads, cinnamon rolls and pies available for purchase. More.
Check out these other Farm Sites!
September 8, 2013, 1-5 pm
Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership Farm Crawl
Engelbrecht Family Winery
2866 270th Street, Fredericksburg, IA 50630
10-acre vineyard growing grapes, raspberries, and rhubarb to make into wine. Wine varieties include three white wines, five red wines, and a blush wine. In addition to berry bushes and fruit trees, the farm features dairy cattle, goats, chickens, peacocks, llamas, Jacob sheep, cats, and a dog named HJ.
Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch
3034 Pembroke Avenue, Fredericksburg, IA 50630
A heritage family farm (150 years) raising a herd of grass-fed and hormone free buffalo. Tours last one hour beginning with a Lakota Sioux smudge ceremony and end after a trip into the pasture to hand-feed the buffalo. More.
September 21, 1-5 pm
Driftless Farm Crawl and Farm to Table Dinner