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!

Vote Brick Street ‘Sweetest Bakery in America’

Brick Street Bakery is competing to be named the “Sweetest Bakery in America” and we need your help.

From March 1 to July 31, Dawn Foods invites communities to vote for their favorite bakery to win the title of “Sweetest Bakery in America.” Voters can submit one entry per day in-store and online at www.sweetestbakeryinamerica.com

Dawn Foods will name one national grand prize winner, second and third-place national winners, and winners in each state. The national winner receives publicity support, a celebration party and an innovation session to create even more delicious treats. State winners also receive support to promote their bakeries.

Please show your support for Brick Street Bakery and cast your vote today!

Plain Talk features music, artwork from local artists

Plain Talk Books and Coffee is an enthusiastic supporter of the local arts. Along with hosting live musical acts and art shows, we sell records and art made by local and regional musicians and artists. We have rock and roll records, metal, folk, and more, as well as a variety of drawings and original artwork for sale. Come check out our collection. You won't be disappointed!