2014 Taste of Northeast Iowa Farm Crawl

2014 Taste of Northeast Iowa Farm Crawl

Twelve independent food and farm businesses, 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.

Click here for a Google Map of the tour locations.

Kymar Acres

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 the weekends, 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
Familyowned and operated, they specialize in handcrafted, small batch, unfilteredpure berry wines using mainly locally grown berries and grapes, fermenting thewhole berries for the best tasting ‘True to the Fruit’ unfiltered wines.  Come taste the difference of thisold-fashioned process; giving their wine more vibrant color, authentic aromaand depth of fruit flavor! Sample up to 18 wines in their tasting room onSaturdays from 10-5 and Sundays from 1-5.  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.

Peake Orchards

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.

Country View Dairy

15197 230th StreetI Hawkeye, IA 52147
www.countryviewdairy.com
At Country View Dairy, they make all natural farmstead yogurt in both Original and Greek style, using the wholesome milk from their family’s own dairy herd.  Their brand new, state of the art creamery is located right on the family farm, guaranteeing the freshest premium quality products.  Be sure to taste their newest product line – a premium frozen yogurt soft-serve.

Dave & Donna Dull Farm - Burgers on the Farm!

892 Pole Line Rd.  I Postville, Iowa
www.littlehouseonthefarm.com
Experience fresh burgers on the Dull Farm located where they raise beef cattle, corn and hay.  In recent years, it has been their dream to share their farm and the peaceful country life with others, and in 2010, they built a bed and breakfast on their farm to give people that experience.  At this stop, they will be serving grilled, locally-raised hamburgers topped with farm fresh veggies and a variety of seasonal sides.  Meal can be purchased in adult and kids portions.  What better way to do this than at a farm-to-table meal, served in a barn, overlooking corn fields!

Unionland Market & Fagle View Meats

108 S Walnut Street, West Union, Iowa
Rising up from the ashes of a major fire in Nov. 2013, this new enterprise of Unionland Feed has been a hub for local food including local meat, dairy, eggs, produce and baked goods from area farmers.  One of their featured farms is Fagle View Meats with their delicious beef.  Check out the wide selection of products (and samples) as well as their new facility.

K&K Gardens

108 E. Wilbur Street, Hawkeye, IA 52147
http://www.kkgardens.com/
K & K Gardens is an innovative retail garden nursery nestled on the edge of the prairie in Northeast Iowa.  In addition to their extensive selection of landscape plants, perennials and bedding plants, they are a big supporter of local farmers. K&K Gardens recently added local food products like ice cream, yogurt, milk, cheese, wine, beer, eggs, meats and coffee at their store.  While there, check out their beautiful display gardens and gift shop.

Gordon’s Gardens

14009 120th Street, Maynard, IA 50655
Gordon Murray-John enjoys raising uncommon vegetables.  It is only natural that he started sharing them with everyone else.   Gordon is a member of the GROWN Locally cooperative and a regular vendor at the Oelwein and Independence farmers markets.  Visitors will see his gardens, high tunnel and packing shed as well as all the uncommon vegetables.  More.

Fox Produce & Greenhouse

17762 150th Street, Randalia, IA
The Fox family grows vegetables and flowers on their small farm west of Fayette.  The summer vegetables have been replaced by beautiful fall mums and pumpkins, available for purchase along with delicious cookies, cinnamon rolls and pies.  Free samples will be available.  You can also get a sneak peek at the Christmas poinsettia crop growing in the greenhouse.  More.

Apples on the Avenue

3035 Addison Blvd (Hwy 218), Nashua, IA 50658
http://www.applesontheavenue.com
Apples on the Avenue offers 25 unique apple varieties through U-pick and pre-picked apples, ripening from mid-August through the end of October.  Bring the whole family out to the orchard for wagon rides, activities for the kids, local produce, apples and fresh cider!  More.

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