Bakery nominated for ‘Business of the Year’ award

We are pleased to announce that the Adel Partners Chamber has nominated Brick Street Bakery for its Business of the Year award! 

"Brick Street Bakery is honored to be nominated for Business of the Year," said Bakery manager Peg DeLoriea. "We enjoy serving and being part of the wonderful community of Adel."

The Adel Partners Chamber will select the winner at its Celebrate Adel annual dinner on March 27.

Brick Street Bakery, located on the west side of Adel's historic courthouse square, opened in 2016 to meet the growing demand for baked goods and pastries from Brick Street Books & Cafe. The Bakery makes doughnuts, muffins, scones, breads, pies and cookies fresh each day, and, as a Raccoon Forks small business, provides job opportunities and training for individuals with barriers to employment. 

The annual Chamber dinner event also features the Citizen of the Year award and an evening of sampling food from the Chamber's membership, which will include Brick Street Books and Cafe providing samples of our delicious cheeseburger soup. 

Visit RFTC during Vintage in the City

Be sure to stop by Raccoon Forks Trading Co. during Vintage in the City on Saturday, March 24 from 10 am to 6 pm. Vintage in the City is an annual event to support local brick and mortar shops that have fantastic mid-century, retro, industrial, architectural salvage, repurposed, primitives and vintage items. 

RFTC and fellow store owners are working together to bring you the best of the best in and near Des Moines. The one-day shop hop is a fun-filled day of shopping with treats, in-store specials and fantastic found items. Please click here to see a map of participating stores, and here for more information. Make sure to put a stop at RFTC on your Vintage in the City itinerary! 

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!