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Greetings from Healthy Harvest of North Iowa

We believe that locally grown food is a key ingredient to healthy people, productive communities! Over the past seven years, we’ve worked to bring partners together to develop a local food scene that is vibrant and growing in North Iowa. Explore our impact and programs below, and consider joining us in this work.

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Producers

We provide education, marketing, and networking support for producers to improve their business practices and diversify local food offerings.

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Customers & Buyers

We encourage customers to buy local by providing ideas on how to find and use local foods; We work with buyers to increase local food product offerings in their restaurants and stores.

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Communities

We work with communities to grow their local food network through farmers’ market technical support, farm to fork events, and partnership development.

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Regional Partners

We build a network of partners to develop a complete regional local food system through efforts like the North Iowa Local Food Coalition.

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Develop your local food habit!

It’s never been easier to find your favorite local producer, product, buyer or farmer! Use our searchable database to get started today!

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Upcoming Events

Jan 23

Tips and Techniques of Annual Crop Planning

Heartland Acres Event Center, Independence IA 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jan 25

Iowa Fruits and Vegetables Association 2018 Annual Conference

FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny IA 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jan 28

The North Iowa Local Food Connection

Hy-Vee West, Mason City IA 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Upcoming Farmers Markets

May 05

Charles City Downtown Farmers Market - Saturdays

Central Park – Charles City, Charles City IA 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 12

Charles City Downtown Farmers Market - Saturdays

Central Park – Charles City, Charles City IA 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 16

Charles City Downtown Farmers Market - Wednesdays

Central Park – Charles City, Charles City IA 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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News

Bites from Healthy Harvest of North Iowa – Fall 2017

Read about the exciting attentions local restaurants are giving to local products, recent Farmers Market celebrations, upcoming grant projects, and more! Bites from Healthy Harvest [...]

Bites from Healthy Harvest of North Iowa – Summer 2017

Learn about the community impacts of local food systems, our Kids Cooking Classes at the Farmers Market, early conversations around Farm-to-School in North Iowa, [...]

Bites from Healthy Harvest of North Iowa – Spring 2017

Read about our "Meat and Greet" event, the North Iowa Food Coalition's discussion on food policy, local farmers' market collaborations, and more! [...]

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Healthy Harvest of North Iowa

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Healthy Harvest of North Iowa announces its second...Read More

Healthy Harvest of North Iowa announces its second meeting of the North Iowa Local Food Connection on Sunday, January 28, 3-5 pm at the Mason City Hy-Vee West Wine & Spirit Room. This network helps local food businesses get to know and find business connections. The network will also involve several winter workshops, and discuss farm to farm visits. The North Iowa Local Food Connection is open to a wide range of local food businesses from fruit and vegetable to meat producers, from wineries and breweries to restaurants and grocers. Whether you have a current business or are dream of one, this will be the place to connect. The January meeting will discuss an online communication system for business to business connection, upcoming workshop opportunities, and the full winter to spring schedule. Complete details are available at https://www.healthyharvestni.com/events/north-iowa-local-food-connection/ Snacks and beverages will be provided. Freewill donations will be accepted. This project is funded, in part, with support from a USDA Rural Business Development Grant....

North Iowa Local Food Connection

Healthy Harvest of North Iowa announces its second meeting of the North Iowa Local Food Connection on Sunday, January 28, 3-5 pm at the Mason City Hy-Vee West Wine & Spirit Room. This network helps local food businesses get to know and find business connections. The network will also involve several winter workshops, and discuss farm to farm visits. The North Iowa Local Food Connection is open to a wide range of local food businesses from fruit and vegetable to meat producers, from wineries and breweries to restaurants and grocers. Whether you have a current business or are dream of one, this will be the place to connect. The January meeting will discuss an online communication system for business to business connection, upcoming workshop opportunities, and the full winter to spring schedule. Complete details are available at https://www.healthyharvestni.com/events/north-iowa-local-food-connection/ Snacks and beverages will be provided. Freewill donations will be accepted. This project is funded, in part, with support from a USDA Rural Business Development Grant.

January 28, 2018 - January 28, 2018

Healthy Harvest of North Iowa

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Do you have a food business and you are wondering ...Read More

Do you have a food business and you are wondering about Iowa's Food Safety regulations? Then attend one of ISU Extension's Food Safety and Iowa Regulation Trainings - on various Saturdays throughout February and March. Closest to our area are: Waterloo on March 10th and Ames on March 31st. See flyer for more details....