UNIVERSITY-PRIMARY_661Drake University Agricultural Law Center supports an array of educational and research initiatives on food policy, rural development, and agricultural law.

For more information, visit the website, call 515-271-4956, or contact Neil Hamilton at neil.hamilton@drake.edu.


Campbells_logoCampbell’s Nutrition is a locally owned health food store with a strong commitment to Buy Fresh Buy Local. Healthy living begins with the food choices we make. Campbell’s offers a wide variety of local and fresh produce during the Iowa growing season. Support Iowa farmers with your buying choices. Campbell’s understands the value of sustainable farming practices that respect the Earth. They have two locations in the metro.

Check out their website for store information and to sign up for e-coupons and promotions, or call 515-277-6351 for more information.


Cultivating Compassion

Cultivating Compassion: The Dr. Richard Deming Foundation
is a nonprofit organization sponsoring programs that enrich the community, generate understanding, and develop compassion. Cultivating Compassion is honored to partner with the Drake University Agricultural Law Center and RC&D on this important project.


DevourDesMoines_Logo_Full ColorDevour Des Moines was an eating/triathlon event to raise awareness for buying local food and living an active lifestyle. Devour Des Moines raised funds to promote local, farm-fresh food to support a healthier population, encourage economic growth, and sustain the environment. Devour Des Moines was planned in conjunction with The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Young Professionals Connection. The final triathlon was held in 2014.



FarmersMarket_Logo_cmykThe Downtown Farmers’ Market—Des Moines is dedicated to creating opportunities for Iowa producers to sell directly to their customers and currently supports more than 200 producers offering a variety of farm fresh foods from around the state. We’re proud to sponsor the booth where you can take the Buy Fresh Buy Local pledge. Experience something fresh every Saturday at the Downtown Farmers’ Market (May 4–Oct. 23) or mid-day at the Wednesday Downtown Farmers’ Market (Aug. 28–Oct. 2).

For more information, visit their website. Get market updates by becoming a fan at www.facebook.com/DowntownFarmersMarket.



HoQHoQ Restaurant believes the best meals begin with the best ingredients. That’s why approximately 90 percent of our ingredients come from local farms featuring grass-fed beef and lamb and pasture-raised chicken and duck, all raised without the use of hormones, antibiotics, steroids, or cages. Our butter and cream come from grass-fed cows. We use local organic or chemical-free produce. We are passionate about creating healthy seasonal dishes with flavors from around the world. We’ve handpicked our suppliers, and we’re proud to serve their foods in our restaurant. They’re committed to what they do, and we know you’ll taste the difference.

For more information, visit their website or call 515-244-1213.


IowaHeartlandIowa Heartland Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) works to enhance rural areas and communities through partnerships for conservation and sustainable development. Leaders represent Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, and Warren counties.

Contact 515-961-1001 or visit their website for more information.


Kitchen Collage

Kitchen Collage of Des Moines is proudly partnering with the Greater Des Moines Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign to support and promote the local agricultural scene. It provides a CSA pick-up location and offers cooking classes using local foods from farms and farmers’ markets. Kitchen Collage offers the highest quality service and most extensive collection of culinary tools and tableware in Iowa.

For more information, visit their website or call 515-270-8202.