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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.



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


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.



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


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.


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!


Upcoming Events

Feb 24

The Gathering: Coming Together Around Local Food

One Vision, Clear Lake IA 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Feb 24

ISU's Women Planning Ag Businesses course

Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Ames IA 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Feb 26

Big Data for (Sm)all Farmers Workshop

Scheman Building – Iowa State Center, Ames IA 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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


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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We have less than one week until this engaging event where you can dig into conversation around our current food markets and culture, meet new people, and taste samples from Taste. By Unc's Cheesecakes, Inc., Fieldhouse, Piggyback Smoke Shack, Crumbs Bakery and more! What are you waiting for?! Get your tickets today at: www.healthyharvestni.com/thegathering...

The Gathering: Coming Together Around Local Food

Our local food movement is growing and it’s time to bring it all together and celebrate. We invite you to an interactive gathering that inspires and promotes a deeper understanding of how to engage in the local food system. We’re calling this new event The Gathering! Presented in partnership by Healthy Harvest of North Iowa, Ag Ventures Alliance, One Vision, and the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation (EDC), we are excited to celebrate the great work being done in communities throughout the North Iowa area with this inaugural event. Schedule of Events: 8:00am - 'Is North Iowa Ready?' Panel 9:00am - 'Fresh & Friendly: The Frontline of the Local Food' Panel 10:00am - Keynote Address by Dr. Kamyar Enshayan 11:00 am – 1:30pm - The Marketplace 12:30 pm – Closing Remarks & Discussion & Dessert Tickets are only $15 and will include special samples during "The Marketplace" from Crumbs Bakeshop, Fieldhouse, Piggyback Smoke Shack, and Taste. By Unc's Cheesecakes, Inc.. Other Marketplace vendors include: Ag Ventures Alliance, One Step at a Time Gardens, Mossycup Farms, Fockler Creek Farms, The Thomas Farmstead, Simply Nourished, Grand View Beef, JÓIA FOOD FARM, One Vision's Greenpro, Purple Ribbon Beef, Healthy Harvest of North Iowa, Local Foods - ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farmers Union, North Iowa Fresh LLC, NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Ag Ventures Alliance, Worth Brewing Company, North Iowa Farmers Market, Clear Lake Farmers Market, Forest City Farmers Market and Hazel Acres. Our closing will feature reflection from the days conversation served with a dessert from Crumbs Bake Shop that you won't want to miss! Find more details & purchase tickets at: www.healthyharvestni.com/thegathering

February 24, 2018 - February 24, 2018