We’re pleased to offer high-quality Iowa-made. These include cheese curds, specialty meats and cheeses, pastries, and much more! Learn more below about our local vendors and the products they produce.
Products: Fresh Salsa
Location: Southeast, IA
About: Ken and Cheryl's Fresh Foods grew out of a need for a better product. Ken and Cheryl owned Ken's Vending Service in southeast Iowa. During the summers, the factory workers wouldn't eat much out of the machines. One day Cheryl was making a batch of salsa for her family and decided to package it and sell it in the vending machines. Soon their customers started asking to purchase it in larger quantities. Not long after that Ken and Cheryl started to sell their salsa at the Washington County Farmers Market.
Products: Chocolate confections including: tadpoles (chocolate-covered caramel and pecans), english toffee, caramels, sea salt caramels, truffles, clusters, creams, fudge, and wunderbars.
Location: Kalona, Iowa
About: Kalona Chocolates is a family-owned business located in downtown Kalona, Iowa. We create delicious chocolate confections that are sold in our chocolate shop/cafe and other local shops and stores. We have built our business on our Amish heritage of honest, hard work. We are committed to creating excellent products that are a piece of life's special moments.
Products: Organic, Minimally-Processed Dairy
Location: Kalona, Iowa
About: Kalona SuperNatural organic dairy products are among the most natural and nutritious dairy products on the market. That’s because we believe in doing less—not more—when it comes to our food. Our milk comes from small, sustainable farms with average herds of 35 cows. We process the milk at the lowest temperature possible, allowing us to deliver our products in their most natural state. Our natural process means our products taste different and look different. Because our milk is non-homogenized the cream naturally floats to the top and thickens. This is the true sign of milk in its natural state.
Products: Assortment of candies
About: Pennsylvania Dutch Candies is your one-stop source for delicious, nostalgic and retro candies that many of you undoubtedly enjoyed when you were a kid — and the candies are as popular as ever today. We offer a large selection of all-time favorite candies such as Peanut Brittle, Peanut Butter Pillows, Gummi Worms, Chocolate Covered Almonds and Black Licorice, as well as a wide assortment of specialty and novelty candies. There’s a taste-tempting treat for every taste bud!
Location: Mount Vernon, IA
About: For over 20 years we have been making our special shortbread cookies. Traditionally, Scottish shortbread is a good luck token and a delicious treat for all ages. We use the perfect blend of flour, butter, sugar and salt to make our delicious shortbread cookies. They are cut in triangular shapes and packaged in tins or boxes. Although our original recipe is used for our “classic” or “traditional” shortbread, we have over the years developed some new flavors. We have added extracts, brown sugar, spices, herbs, dried fruits, whole grain mixtures, and chocolate to our basic recipe, producing delicious new flavors.
Products: Whole bean, sealed bags of coffee: Light Roast, Medium Roast, Dark Roast, Premium Roast, and Decaf.
Location: Iowa City, IA
About: WAKE UP IOWA coffee beans are organically grown, thoughtfully selected, roasted in small batches, and packaged with love. From the espresso cart in an Iowa City parking lot where Jarrett Mitchell and his dog Sleep Daddy first served eye-openers like the Local Honey Latte, our coffee has tastefully energized customers since 2011. Joel and Katrina Anderson and their son Axel joined forces in the Wake Up Iowa coffee cause in 2015, expanding outside of the Iowa City bounds. Now popular at a growing number of cafes, restaurants, and groceries across the state, WAKE UP IOWA coffee offers Iowans a high-quality, locally-roasted choice.