It’s CSA sign-up season at Raccoon Forks Farms

Tired of cold weather? Daydreaming about sunshine and flowers? Craving fresh greens and vegetables? You’re in luck – it’s spring! And all of this means it’s time to sign up for your Raccoon Forks Farms CSA shares!

Raccoon Forks Farms offers several types of CSA shares:

• Summer vegetables

• Summer eggs

• Broiler chickens (frozen)

Our Summer Vegetables shares include beautiful assortments of Iowa favorites like mixed baby lettuces, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, and more! In addition, we feature wonderful specialty vegetables like bok choy, fennel, and fava beans. Every season, our CSA shares are a little bit different and always delicious!

Our chickens are cage-free and pastured. They forage for bugs and seeds and can also top off with a supplemental vegetarian feed if they wish. Along with the best diet possible, we believe sunshine and space to roam create happy, healthy poultry.

While you’re enjoying food the way it’s meant to be with your Raccoon Forks Farms CSA shares, you can also take satisfaction knowing that by investing in your shares, you provide necessary assistance to us in our mission: farming sustainably and providing job opportunities to people with barriers to employment. In addition, you also support the local economy, the local food system, and the environment!

Sign up now for 20 weeks of fabulous fresh, locally-grown, chemical-free vegetables; 26 weeks of big, delicious eggs; and broiler chickens delivered whenever you want them! We deliver shares weekly to several pick-up sites in Des Moines, Ames and Adel. See our CSA Brochure for more information. You can order using the brochure, our Raccoon Forks Farms order form, or just give us a call at (515) 729-8664. We look forward to hearing from you!

Farm invites you to ‘Meet your Farmer!’

Raccoon Forks Farms is having a party, and you’re invited! Meet Your Farmer! is a chance to connect with local food fans and learn more about what we’re up to at the Farms. Along with lots of good conversation, we’ll have live music, door prizes, and tasty food raised at the Farms and prepared by the great crew at Railroad Bill’s Dining Car. We’ll also be selling summer CSA shares and other items from the Farms.

Where does your food come from? Join us for Meet Your Farmer! and find out how we raise ours - locally, sustainably, and chemical-free!

Date: Thursday, February 22nd
Time: Open house, 5-7 p.m.
Place: Railroad Bill’s Dining Car
621 Des Moines Street, Des Moines

Questions? Please call or email. Hope you can join us - we’d really love to see you!

Puppies for Valentine’s Day

What Are You Giving Your Sweetheart for Valentine’s Day?

We recommend a puppy! In fact, we recommend a sweet, beautiful Great Pyrenees puppy from Raccoon Forks Farms! Our livestock guardian dog, Aude, had seven puppies in December. Two have been purchased, but we have two females and three males remaining. All the puppies are extremely well-socialized – because somehow we keep diverting ourselves from our work to play and snuggle with them. Can you imagine?

The puppies are purebred Great Pyrenees. Great Pyrenees make wonderful family pets and excellent livestock guard dogs. Aude and our other dogs do a terrific job of protecting the chickens, sheep, and general goings-on at the Farms. The puppies are AKC-registerable and, potentially, showable. We’re asking $800.00 per dog. Call or email us if you have any questions!

Someone in your life – your children, your sweetie, your livestock – needs at least one puppy! They will be old enough to leave the farm for their new homes on Valentine’s Day. ♥