About Buy Fresh Buy Local

Welcome to Buy Fresh Buy Local. This campaign was dedicated to connecting the Greater Des Moines community to local, farm-fresh food. From 2004 to 2014, Drake University coordinated the campaign to support a healthier population and promote greater economic growth. During that time, over 3,500 people took the pledge to Buy Fresh Buy Local!

Greater Des Moines Buy Fresh Buy Local transitioned our work and resources to Eat Greater Des Moines. This website now functions as an archive. You can still find two years’ worth of recipes and stories about locally grown foods and can access our 2014 Food Guide.

The Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign was 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