Middle Way Farm, LLC, is a market garden located just north of Grinnell, Iowa, on the Lacina family farm. We employ low tech, high yield techniques to produce great tasting food for direct sale to local customers and create a system of production that is sustainable for the farmers, the community, and the environment. We rely on biological processes that are renewable, build soil, and enhance ecological health. We believe in growing better, not bigger. Our two acre size is intentionally small so that we can focus on caring for the land, product quality, serving customers, and working smarter, not harder, while enjoying a good quality of life.
Started in November 2012 by Jordan Scheibel, Middle Way Farm offers chemical-free (transitioning to certified organic in 2016) vegetables, fruits, fresh herbs, flowers, and plant starts for sale seasonally from May through December, with some storage crops available during the winter months. Our products are marketed directly to customers through Community Supported Agriculture shares, farmers markets, online buying clubs and cooperatives, restaurants, and through special events and bulk orders. We also offer public on-farm events and educational workshops throughout the year.
2016 CSA Sign-ups are open! Vist middlewayfarm.csasignup.com to get started.
Season: May through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 90
Share Prices: Sign-up at middlewayfarm.csasignup.com: Spring (May 11-25) - $49 Summer (May 31 - Oct 13) - Standard Share = $495, Custom Share = $240-$495 Fall (Nov. 1 - Dec. 12) - $180 (4 shares, every other week), $49
Work Req? No
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Schedule and Location:
Grinnell Farmers Market - corner of 4th Ave & Broad St
Thursdays, May 12 - October 27. 3 pm - 6 pm
Cedar Rapids Downtown Market
1st and 3rd Saturdays of June - September. 7:30 am - noon
Middle Way Farm focuses on direct to consumer retail sales. However, we will work with restaurants, chefs, caterers, and others who value the quality of local produce. We also will sell produce in bulk (including "uglies" or "seconds") in season to individuals or groups that want to purchase bulk amounts for preserving, long-term storage, or special events. Below you will find the produce we most frequently have available in bulk:
Cilantro (June - October)
Garlic (August - December)
Kale (June - November)
Sweet Peppers (July-September)
Parsley (July - October)
Salad Greens (June-November)
Spinach (May-June, September-November)
Sweet Potatoes (September-December)
Turnips (June-July, September-December)
Crops besides the ones listed above may also be available. To find out about current availability and prices, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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