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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 18

Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI)'s 2018 Annual Conference: Revival

Scheman Building – Iowa State Center, Ames IA All Day
Jan 28

The North Iowa Local Food Connection

Hy-Vee West, Mason City IA 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Feb 03

Food Safety and Iowa Regulation Training

Buena Vista County Extension, Storm Lake IA 8:00 am - 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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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....