What do we grow? A little bit of everything! As a diverse vegetable farm harvesting produce from May through November, we grow just about anything you can grow successfully in Iowa.
What don't we grow? Well, sweet corn for one. Over the years we have learned that there are some crops that don't seem to make sense to grow on an efficient, human scale, 2 acre farm marketing in a rural area, including some specialty crops and most winter squash, sweet corn, pumpkins, and most melons (we do grow delicious little baby watermelons!).
Fortunately, we are lucky to have access to other certified organic Iowa growers with larger, more mechanized operations that can grow these crops much better than us. We occasionally source produce from those farms when available, making sure to always indicate when CSA produce comes from somewhere other than the farm (and its always certified organic).
CSA members can also expect to occasionally receive produce from the farm not found on this chart, such as edamame (fresh soybeans), parsnips, and more. We like to experiment and mix it up a little.
100% of the produce marketed at farmers market, consumer coops, buying clubs, grocery stores, and restaurants comes from Middle Way Farm.