Marketing Your Project

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Buy Fresh, Buy Local

Healthy Harvest of North Iowa manages the North Central Iowa Buy Fresh, Buy Local Chapter. BFBL is a national marketing campaign designed by FoodRoutes. Information about all Iowa BFBL Chapters is available at www.iowabfbl.org.

The Healthy Harvest of North Iowa website is set up for producers to join our BFBL campaign at any time of the year. We print a hard copy guide annually. The deadline for this hard copy is April of each year.

Iowa MarketMaker

Iowa MarketMaker is an interactive mapping system that locatesbusinesses and markets of agricultural products in Iowa, providing animportant link between producers and consumers.  Producers, include MarketMaker in your marketing plan as a way for food buyers to find you.

Iowa MarketMaker

Local Harvest

Use this website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. Shop their catalog for things you can’t find locally!

Local Harvest

Visit Iowa Farms

Agritourism is a growing segment of the rural economy in many areas of Iowa. This website is your guide to rich and educational agricultural experiences in Iowa.  Register your farm as a site to visit.

Visit Iowa Farms

Rural Bounty

Rural Bounty, the leading North American agritourism Web site directory, is offering free basic memberships. The directory allows each farm operator to provide a brief description about their farm as well as to complete an online survey to list everything that they offer at their business, from products to experiences.  Consumers can search the site by state, products, experiences, lodging and more.

Rural Bounty

Local Dirt

Local Dirt is a searchable database of local food that can serve farmers, sellers, and buyers alike with the development of a robust market for locally-grown produce and other foods.

Local Dirt

Insurance Webinars

Part of the Farmers Market Coalition’s ongoing mission is to serve producers, market managers, and other farmers market organization staff. They recently launched a webinar series on insurance, designed to help farmers markets and producers better understand and manage the liability risks that could compromise everything they’ve worked so hard to achieve.

Insurance Webinars