The University of Iowa is fortunate to be in a community that has active local foods supporters.
Practical Farmers of Iowa, a non-profit, educational organization that began in 1985 and now has more than 2,300 individual members in Iowa and neighboring states. Its mission is to research, develop and promote profitable, ecologically sound and community-enhancing approaches to agriculture.
Local Foods Connection, a group in the east central Iowa who donate fresh local produce to low-income families.
Local Harvest, an online resource to find farmers markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food near you.
Edible Iowa River Valley, a publication celebration Iowa local foods, season by season
Iowa City Farmers Market, May 1 through Oct. 30.
The UI also hosts the Iowa Organic Conference each November with Iowa State University.