Blue Gate Farm

Established in 2005, we are a small, family-owned farm. We started this venture to create an economically and ecologically self-sustaining homestead that provides an ongoing connection to the land for ourselves, our families and our guests.

We raise high quality, chemical-free vegetables, herbs, chickens (eggs) bees (pollination, honey & wax) and alpaca (fiber) which are sold through the Des Moines Farmers Market and our CSA. Homemade products include jam & jelly and herb syrups (using fruits/herbs grown on our family land), and hand-spun yarn.

Listing last updated on Mar 4, 2014

Farm Crawl 2013 - Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 11:am - 5:00pm

Eight independent family farm operations, within a six mile radius of each other in south-central Iowa, are hosting simultaneous open houses. Enjoy a leisurely autumn day "crawling" from farm to farm. Tour the farms, visit the animals, meet the farmers, sample the goodies, purchase locally grown products and have lots of fun outdoors! Free admission. Google FARM CRAWL for more information.

Season:  June through December

Type:  single farm

Since:  2006

# of Shares:  55

Full Share:  $490/season for Summer 2014 (June-Oct) $240/season for Winter 2013 (Nov-Dec)

Work Req?  No

Schedule and Location:

Downtown Des Moines on Court Ave and 2nd.
Saturdays 7:00-12:00

Latest Reviews

I love your farm! Your high tunnels are like pictures from a story book "Blue Gate Farm and the Salad Factory". Your farm is impeccably clean every time I see it.... [more]

Blue Gate Farm is one of the most beatiful and and productive pieces of land I have ever seen. Jill and Sean, the owners, put forth the up most determination and dedication in to producing, maintaining, and harvesting crops.... [more]

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Products and Crops

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