We are a small, chemical-free, direct market vegetable farm just outside of Grinnell, Iowa, selling seasonally May through December (and beyond) to customers in Grinnell, Newton, Des Moines, and the surrounding area.

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Updated Apr. 22 , 2022

Online Plant Sale Orders are open! 

Place your online orders by 11:59 pm on Thursday, April 28. 

Pick-up and in-person shopping at the farm from 10 am - 1 pm on Saturday, April 30. 

As an incentive to shop the day of, we are bringing back our mix & match fill a flat sale, with a 20% discount off market price for filling a whole 18 count (fits 3 or 4" pots) or 32 count tray (fits only 3" or 4 packs). 

See the full list of plants we will have available below!

Our Spring CSA session is still open for sign-up till April 30. 

First delivery/pick-up is Wednesday, May 4.

7 weeks of spring vegetables, asparagus, and strawberries every week or every other week. 

Click Join Our CSA to learn more and to sign up. 

You can also sign up for our End of Summer (late August - mid-October) & Fall (late October - early December) CSA sessions.

If you are a new customer, you will need to Register as a Customer before you can sign-up for a CSA subscription. 

Annual Plant Sale List

Please note some varieties may be in limited quantities and could sell out during online pre-orders.

Unless otherwise noted, all plants are from seeds started and grown on the farm using organic potting soil and organic practices. 

Native Prairie Plants

Seed sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery in Minnesota 

$5 for 4" pot

Wild Bergamot, Spotted Bee Balm, Side Oats Gramma, Common Milkweed, Rose Milkweed, Butterflyweed, Anise Hyssop, Purple Coneflower, and Black Eyed Susan (Perennial)

Wild Strawberries and Cup Plant divided and potted up from our own outdoor plantings

Perennial Herbs

$4 for 3" pot

Thyme, Sage, Oregano, Hyssop, Lemon Balm, Lemon Mint, Catmint, Chives, Garlic Chives

Certified Organic Perennial Herbs from Hillcrest Nursery:

$5 for 4" pot

Fernleaf Lavender, Rosemary, Pineapple Sage, Variegated Sage, Spearmint, Pineapple Mint, Berries & Cream Mint, Strawberry Mint, Peppermint Chocolate Mint, Lime Green Thyme, Lavender Thyme

Potted Rosemary - $15

Annual Herbs & Flowers

$4 for 3" pot or $6 for 4-pack

Italian Basil (Heirloom & Hybrid), Purple Basil, Holy (Tulsi) Basil, Mammoth Leaf Basil, Thai Basil, Curly & Flatleaf Parsley, Cilantro 4-pack, Dill 4-pack

Borage, Allysum, Cosmos, Coreopsis, Calendula, Bachelor's Button, Sunflower, Nasturtium, Zinnia, Tangerine Gem Marigold (small blossoms), Giant Orange Marigold

Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants

$5 for 4" pot

Jalapeno Peppers, Ace Sweet Pepper, Fish Hot Pepper, Corno di Toro Sweet Pepper, Iko Iko Sweet Pepper, Cherry Hot Pepper, Poblano Hot Pepper, and Shishito Hot Pepper 

Nadia Eggplant, Orient Express Eggplant, Listada de Gandia Eggplant, and Asian Delite Eggplant

Sungold Cherry Tomato, Big Beef Hybrid Tomato, Italian Heirloom Tomato, Verona Mini-Roma Tomato, Black Plum Tomato, Supersweet 100 Cherry Tomato, Washington Cherry Tomato, Black Cherry Tomato, San Marzano II Roma Tomato, Marmalade Hybrid Orange Tomato, Cherokee Carbon Hybrid Tomato, Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato, Brandywine Heirloom Tomato, Berkeley Tie Dye Heirloom Tomato, Yellow Brandywine Heirloom Tomato, Pruden's Purple Heirloom Tomato

Cool Season Vegetables

$4 for 3" pot or $6 for 4 pack

Covina Broccoli, Hestia Brussels Sprouts, Winterbor Kale, Black Magic Lacinato Kale, Fordhook Giant Chard, Mixed Lettuce 4 Pack


Please Register as a Customer first (please select CSA subscription members as your Customer Type), then go to Join Our CSA to select your subscription. You can also view CSA subscriptions without registering but you will need to register to sign up! 

Not interested in CSA? You can still Register as a Customer at any time and purchase from our Online Farm Stand. We will be opening the Online Farm Stand in April with our Annual Plant Sale and continue weekly orders until the week before Christmas in December (with occasional weeks off). 

Here is a comprehensive instruction guide to setting up your account and placing an order for the first time as a CSA or Online Farmstand customer.

New to the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) concept? 

We made this video a few years ago to explain it: