As interest in local food systems increases, so does the River Bend Chapter’s membership.  The directory now includes 60 members from the region that support the production, marketing and consumption of locally produced foods, and provides eastern Iowa locations where consumers can obtain fresh, local products.  Take a look at the 2012 Directory below or download it as a PDF. You can also view the directory as a map.

Use this directory to find and contact family farms, orchards, producers and businesses that serve or sell locally grown products in our region.

Local Farmers' Markets

DeWitt Farmers’ Market

5th Avenue and 10th Street bordering Lincoln Park in Downtown DeWitt Greg King 563-676-3689

Locally grown fruits, vegetables, eggs, baked goods, jams & jellies, plants & flowers, and handmade crafts. Market open Monday & Thursday 3:30–6:30 p.m. May 19 through October 13.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market

Located on Iowa, 12th, and 13th Streets around City Hall 565-588-4400 Dubuque Main Street

Iowa’s oldest open-air farmer’s market. Open rain or shine on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon May through October. Full line of locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits, nuts, maple syrup, meats, dairy, eggs, baked goods, organic and chemical-free products, honey, plants, flowers, arts, crafts, and hot breakfast foods!

Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market

Colts Center, 11th & Central Dubuque, IA 52001 563-557-7292

Indoor heated market in Downtown Dubuque every Saturday from November through April from 9 a.m. to noon. Products include root vegetables, onions, spinach, apples, pickles, canned goods, jellies, syrups, honey, wine, meats, eggs, cheese, baked good, dips and more. Coffee and breakfast items available, Closed Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Manchesters' Farmers’ Market

200 East Main Street Manchester, IA 52057    563-927-4141

Provide a local market for home grown, home baked, homemade or handcrafted items.

Maquoketas' Farmers’ Market

11620 182nd Ave, Maquoketa, IA 52060  563-357-0814

Open 4-7 on Tuesday evenings. May 20th - Oct. 22nd  @ Ohnward Fine Arts Center east edge of Maq. on Hwy 64/Platt Street.

Monticello Farmers’ Market

Middle School Parking lot on South Main Street Monticello, IA 52310 Judy Skay - 319-431-8818

Market Days and Hours: Wed. 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Sat. 7:00 - 11 a.m. May 8th - Oct. 30th, Fresh produce, baked goods, craft items, plants, flowers and fresh farm eggs.

For a listing of Farmers’ Markets in your specific area visit

Delaware County

Edgewood Locker

Terry Kerns

P.O. Box 45 Edgewood, IA 52042 phone: 563-928-6814

Custom meat processing–private label processing–retail sales–wholesale sales– fund-raising–catering

Clinton County

Keitel’s Family Farm

Jim & Katy Keitel 1304 140th Avenue Lost Nation, IA 52254 phone: 563-678-2543 cell: 563-593-1265

Naturally raised beef, pork, turkeys and broiler chickens. Cage-free brown eggs. Garden produce.

Prairie Belle Enterprises

Greg & Connie King 3314 270th Street DeWitt, IA 52742 563-676-3689

Farm-fresh vegetables, heirloom tomatoes and berries.

Prairie Creek Honey

David Hayes 1749 110th Street Maquoketa, IA 52060 563-678-2862

Pure and natural Eastern Iowa honey.

Dubuque County

Heritage Trail Farm

Tom Thompson 11168 Holy Cross Road Farley, IA 52046 phone: 563-744-3174

Growing over 12 varieties of organic garlic since 1996.

Massey Valley Apiary

Paul Goldstein 5219 Massey Station Road Dubuque, IA 52003 563-588-2820

Naturally produced honey, family owned and operated small producer. Our honey is never heated or processed. We also sell “raw” and comb honey.

Jackson County

Gravert’s Apple Basket Orchard

Diane Gravert 54757 Highway 52 Sabula, IA 52070 563-687-2298

Family Apple Orchard 20 varieties - U-pick or we’ll pick. Fresh cider, homemade jams, pickles & caramel apples. Local honey and pure maple syrup. Open Sept.-Nov., Fri.-Mon., 9-6.

Grossmans Meats

Ives Grossman 4218 435th Preston, IA 52069 phone: 563-212-6120 fax: 563-689-6120

Sells cut beef and homegrown chicken year round.

Heritage Beef

Sheldon and Yvonne Headings 17088 317th Avenue Bellevue, IA 52031 phone: 563-872-3331 fax: 563-873-3331

We raise and sell 100% grass-fed Devon beef without antibiotics, hormones and grains. Also organic pastured brown eggs.

Hwy 64 Gardens

Ron Fier and Sandy Sander 31207 Hwy 64 Maquoketa, IA 52060 phone:563-689-5526 fax:563-689-5526

Sweet corn, pumpkins.

Iowa Grape Vines (Winery, Juicery &Nursery)

Jim & Mary Kay Sorensen 45062 17th Street Preston, IA 52069 563-689-6347 563-940-3830 (Winery)

Dry to sweet wines, 100% Pure grape juice no additives & grape vines for sale. Seedless grapes Sept. – Oct. We incorporate organic principles in our vineyard. See website for events.

Irish Meadows Alpaca Farm

Julie Delaney 23477 Bellevue Cascade Road LaMotte, IA 52054


Irish Meadows Alpaca Farm sells alpacas for breeding stock. We also sell alpaca products, alpaca yarn, alpaca fleeces, and alpaca rovings.

Northfork Gardens 

Elmer & Rachel Huebbe 15904 155th Avenue Maquoketa, IA 52060 563-652-0019 Variety of vegetables.

Tabor Home Vineyards & Winery

Paul & Martha Tabor 3570 67th Street Baldwin, IA 52207 phone: 563-673-3131 fax: 563-673-3141

Iowa’s oldest estate winery, producing 15 award-winning wines. Family owned and operated. Open everyday for free wine tasting & tours. Picnic area by the 20 year-old vineyard and 1860s barn. Music events are listed on our web site.

Earth & Fork 

Brian Hayward   18279 110th street, Maquoketa IA 52060   A variety of top quality, seasonal produce.  Naturally grown.  CSA shares available.

Jo Daviess County, IL

Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

Scott Lawlor 515 South Main Street Galena, IL 61036 phone: 815-777-3330 fax: 815-777-3335

The Lawlor family have been producing award-winning wines in the Midwest since 1976. Galena Cellars today produces more than 60,000 gallons of which there are 40 varieties. Come taste and you be the judge.

Jones County

Amber Ridge Farm

Joe & Dee Wagner 15173 E23 County Home Road Anamosa, IA 52205 319-462-4881

Wine grapes, eggs, horseradish and giant pumpkins.

Ambleside Farm

Kristina Doll 15758 Temple Hill Road Onslow, IA 52321 319-310-2210

A variety of seasonal produce and specializing in Heirloom tomatoes, raspberries and winter greens. Incorporating organic principles. CSA shares available.

country crumbs...etc.

Judy Skay 913 Southhaven Drive Monticello, IA 52310 phone:319-465-7023 cell:319-431-8818

Fresh seasonal produce, jams, jellies, homemade bread & baked goods.

George Manternach

22754 230th Street Monticello, IA 52310 phone: 319-465-5808

Sweet corn Fresh pork — whole or halves

Monk’s Orchard

Douglas Monk 13982 Rock Road Monticello, IA 52310 319-465-3619

Apple orchard, heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins and Indian corn, organic hard red wheat.

Wild Prairie Rose Farm

Rose Rohr 17718 120th Street Anamosa, IA 52205 319-480-0221

Grapes, seasonal produce, herbs & flowers.


Daly Creek Winery & Bistro

Jim Langer 106 North Ford Street Anamosa, IA 52205 phone: 319-462-2525 fax: 319-462-2225

Native Iowa Winery producing premium wines. Full service upscale restaurant serving Lunch & Dinner. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Four Mounds Inn

Marie Fitzgerald, Inn Manager 4900 Peru Road Dubuque, IA 52001 563-556-1908

Historic estate and gentleman’s farm overlooking the Mississippi River that features a bed & breakfast and small conference center. B&B breakfasts and conference lunches feature products from the site’s vegetable, herb, flower and fruit gardens (in season) as well as eggs from the farm’s chicken house. Open 365 days/year. 

Finest Grains Natural & Organic Products, LLC

Deanne or Jason  635 16th Ave. SE   Dyersville, IA 52040  phone: 563-875-6088  fax: 563-875-6099

Offering healthy alternatives including:  Organic Meats, Dairy and fresh Produce; Natural & Organic Foods, Herbal Supplements, Vitamins & Personal Care Products; Gluten-Free/Allergy Free Products, Eco-Friendly (Green) Soaps, Detergents & Cleaning Products; Fine Iowa Wines, Essential Oils and Gift Selections. M-F: 10 AM to 6 PM Sat.: 9 AM to 2 PM Closed Sundays & Holidays

Dubuque Food Co-op

Community-owned full-service grocery store focusing on local, natural and organic foods.

Garden Cafe@THE CROSSROAD Inspired Living

602 10th Street DeWitt, Iowa 52742 563-659-8897 Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m

Seasonal menu highlighting locally grown produce and meat products. Wholesome soups, sandwiches and salads served to honor our agricultural heritage, farmers, and gardeners that produce the finest and freshest ingredients. Simply fresh, simply good.

Hy-Vee Food Stores

Visit us at these locations: 2395 NW Arterial 3500 Dodge Street 400 S. Locust Street Dubuque, IA

Shop a wide selection of local, organic and natural products. Choose from a variety of homegrown produce, locally produced wines, cheese, meats and much more. Open 24 hours/7 days a week.

The Food Store Natural ~ Organic Grocery & Deli

Michael Breitbach 1109 Iowa Street Dubuque, Iowa 52007 563-557-1777

Organic grocery and fresh-hot deli selling and serving local meats and produce with store front on historic Dubuque Farmers’ Market. Open Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–7

p.m. and Saturday 6 a.m.–6 p.m.

Kelly's Kitchen

535 Hill St. Dubuque, IA 52001  phone: 563-556-5443

It’s Ready! Fresh! Go!  Unique homemade dinners, sides, and desserts both fresh and fresh-frozen ready to go! Convenient, easy and GOOD!

Woodfire Grille/Diamond Jo Casino

Jeffrey Holder 301 Bell Street  Dubuque, IA 52001 phone: 563-690-4835  fax: 563-690-4801

Woodfire Grille is a contemporary steakhouse serving prime beef, locally grown and produced, produce and pork.


Jackson County Extension and Outreach

Amber Matthiesen 201 W. Platt Street Maquoketa, IA 52060 phone: 563-652-4923 fax: 563-652-6710

Provide research-based, unbiased information and educational programs for consumers, producers and institutions who are working in the local foods economy.

Jones County Extension and Outreach

Joe Yedlik and Kim Miller 605 East Main Street Anamosa, IA 52205 phone: 319-462-2791 fax: 319-462-4572

Provide research-based, unbiased information and educational programs for consumers, producers and institutions who are working in the local foods economy.

Dubuque County Extension and Outreach

Brittany Bethel  14858 W. Ridge Lane Dubuque, IA 52003  phone: 563-583-6496

Provide research-based, unbiased information and educational programs for consumers, producers and institutions who are working in the local foods economy.

Delaware County ISU Extension & Outreach

Lori Scovel  1417 N. Franklin St.  P.O. Box 336  Manchester, IA 52057  phone: 563-927-4201

Provide research-based, unbiased information and educational programs for consumers, producers and institutions who are working in the local foods economy.

Jones Regional Medical Center

Marilyn McCall, Rd. 1795 Highway 64 East Anamosa, IA 52205 319-462-6131

Emergency department imaging, acute and skilled patient services; outpatient clinics, counseling, diabetes education, nutrition counseling, cardiac/ pulmonary rehabilitation, physical; occupational, and speech therapy.

Limestone Bluffs RC&D

1000 East Platt Street, Suite 4 Maquoketa, IA 52060 563-652-5104

Sisters of the Presentation

Lisa Behnke 2360 Carter Road Dubuque, IA 52001 563-588-2008

The River Bend Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter is a consumer education program for BFBL Iowa, part of FoodRoutes Network, a national nonprofit organization that provides technical support to community-based groups that are working to strengthen regional markets for locally grown foods. Visit and to learn more. Local assistance for this chapter is provided by USDA-NRCS through Limestone Bluffs Resource Conservation & Development, 1000 East Platt Street, Suite 4, Maquoketa, IA. 52060, 563-652-5104. To become a member of this chapter and/or to be added to our mailing list, contact Lori Schnoor, 603 East Platt St., Maquoketa, IA 52060 Ph: 563-652-2337 ext. 3 Cell: 563-241-2020. Email: USDA is a equal opportunity provider and employer.

Brad Crawford,
May 6, 2011, 10:26 AM
Brittany Bethel,
Apr 12, 2013, 8:14 AM