About Buy Fresh Buy Local

Welcome to the Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign dedicated to connecting the Greater Des Moines community to local, farm-fresh food. Since 2004, Drake University has coordinated the campaign to support a healthier population and promote greater economic growth. During that time, over 3,500 people have taken the pledge to Buy Fresh Buy Local!

We are transitioning Greater Des Moines Buy Fresh Buy Local into Eat Greater Des Moines. For now, we plan to maintain this website as an archive. You can still find two years’ worth of recipes and stories about locally grown foods. You can access our 2014 Food Guide.

The Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign has been a project of the Drake University Agricultural Law Center. Support came from over 100 farm and business members.  A special thanks to our long time sponsoring members for their additional support:

Sponsor logos 2014