Some of our favorite local Iowa partners and products
Herb and Kathy Eckhouse, Cofounders
La Quercia takes locally produced pork and trims and ages it into delicious charcuterie. Cofounders Herb and Kathy Eckhouse’s years of living in Parma, Italy, began to drive their passion for meat. Now they contribute to artisan-made American foods by offering unique dry cured meats across the country.
Aronia Berry Products
Vaughn & Cindy Pittz, Cofounders
Sawmill Hollow is located is Missouri Valley, Iowa, and produces a variety of aronia berry products. With sixth-generation farmers leading the charge, Sawmill Hollow produces a little antioxidant-packed super fruit with a lot to offer.
Tiny But Mighty
Richard Kelty, Founder
Committed to making the best popcorn ever, Tiny But Mighty Popcorn takes special care of the little heirlooms from seed selection to harvest. Farmer Gene Mealhow, the current caretaker of TBM Popcorn, personally tends to seed selection, soil cultivation at the Shellsburg, Iowa–based farm. They customize their ingredient blends to bring out the mightiest flavors of a most tiny seed.
Clark and Barb Lewey, Cofounders
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company makes incredible IPAs and barrel-aged stouts, all out of Decorah, Iowa. Clark and Barb Lewey started the company in 2009 after a runaway success in home brewing. Now, they brew over 30 delicious beers and distribute to more than eight states!
Picket Fence Creamery
Jill Burkhart, Owner
Picket Fence Creamery is based in Woodward, Iowa, and is home to 80 acres of family-operated dairy farmland, the creamery itself and even a country store. The Burkhart family pasteurize and bottle their milk onsite and make everything from milk to cheese curds — even producing their own local ice cream.
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