Explore some of Northeast Iowa’s Ag-tourism gems on a special weekend farm crawl Sept 18-19.
1) Peake Orchard
323 North Line Dr Waukon, IA | www.peakeorchards.com
Colored leaves, crisp, cool air and the sweet taste of freshly picked apples are all true signs of fall. Peake Orchards invites you to share that experience. Find McIntosh, Redwell, Connell Red, Cortland, Regent, Haralson and Red Delicious varieties. Enjoy a hay ride!
2) WW Homestead Dairy
850 Rossville Rd Waukon, IA | 563.568.4950
Come visit the Cheese Curd Capital of Iowa! Sample our award winning cheese curds including; White Cheddar, Garlic & Dill or Bloody Mary or if your sweet tooth needs to be satisfied try our homemade premium ice cream, a little Iowa Twister or Purple Cow will brighten your day. All of our products are made in our plant, using only milk from our cows! Farm Crawl events on Saturday. Retail store open Saturday and Sunday.
3) Mormann Dairy LLC
1353 319th Ave New Vienna, IA | 563.542.0142
Sat 10-2, Closed Sun
Over 750 Holstein cows milked by 12 robotic milking units. A family owned and operated business. Tour Robotic milking parlor, feed bunkers, sandlane. Only open on Saturday.
4) Plagman Barn Show Days
28384 Garber Rd Garber, IA | 563.451.6064
Sat 10-4, Sun 1-5
An Antique farm show that tells the story of prohibition years and how people farmed in the past using horses, Sharing the History of the past with horse pulls, thrashing machines, steam engines, and sasparilla. Enjoy the memories and demonstrations of our ancestors beginning in the 1900’s. Admission is required to attend.
5) Lenth Hereford Farms
13690 130th St Postville, IA | 563.864.7703
www.lenthherefords.com | Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Lenth Herfords is a family farm operated by Doug & Marilyn Lenth, where they raise purebred Herford beef cattle. More information about the Lenth Herfords operation can be found on Lenth Herfords Facebook page or at www.lenthherefords.com. Visitors Welcome. Pasture tours leave on the hour.
6) Country View Dairy
15197 230th St Hawkeye, IA | 563.422.6109 | www.countryviewdairy.com | Sat (Tours) 11-1, Sat-Sun (Store) 8-8
Country View Dairy makes all natural farmstead yogurt in both Original and Greek style, using the wholesome milk from the family’s own dairy herd. Try the delicious frozen yogurt too! Tour the facility on Saturday and enjoy the farm store on Saturday and Sunday!
7) Euphoria Coffee
124 E Elm St West Union, IA | 563.422.0045
www.drinkeuphoria.coee | Mon-Fri 6:30-3, Sat 8-2, Closed Sun
An Iowa based coffee roaster and coffee shop that provides the best cup of coffee possible. Euphoria provides properly presented coffee from it’s source to each cup. Euphoria also offers delicious homemade waffles with some locally sourced ingredients. Learn about the roasting process.
8) Heaven Boutique Winery
10408 Ivy Rd Fayette, IA | 563.362.2240 | www.heavenwinery.com
Weds-Sat 12-Sunset, Sun 12-5
Treat yourself to over 100 different native Iowa wines and craft beers, art and gifts by Iowa artists, and unique, one-of-a-kind lodging. With complimentary wine tasting every day, Heaven is a beautiful place to unwind with friends while overlooking our lovely vineyard in the heart of the gorgeous Driftless countryside. Come tour the vineyards with the winemaker and enjoy stoned pizza and complimentary wine tasting.
9) K & K Gardens
108 E Wilbur St Hawkeye, IA | 563.427.5373
www.kkgardens.com | Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 9-4
K&K Gardens is an innovative retail garden center nestled on the southern edge of Northeast Iowa’s rolling hills. Viewed as one the finest destination garden center in the Midwest, K & K Gardens is a must see for experienced & amateur gardeners. Experience a tour of the gardens and win a door prize.
10) Unionland Feed & Food Market
108 S Walnut St West Union, IA | 563.422.5022 | www.unionlandfeedfoodmarket.com | Mon-Fri 7-5:30, Sat 7-4, Sun 1-5
A family owned & operated company, dedicated to providing customers with the best premium products and services on the market, Unionland is an indoor farmer’s market offering locally-grown foods and many unique Iowa food products available.
11) Iowa’s Dairy Center/NE IA Dairy Foundation
1527 Hwy 150 S Calmar, IA | www.iowadairycenter.com
Mon-Fri 8-5, Call to request a weekend appointment.
Iowa’s Dairy Center is a non-profit, grassroots organization formed to prepare young men and women to operate dairy farms, provide ongoing education for existing dairy farmers and serve as a public educational facility. Explore the educational facility, Dairy History Museum, robotic milking system, and calf barn.
12) Pinter’s Gardens and Pumpkins
2475 State Hwy. 9 Decorah, IA | www.pintersgardensandpumpkins.com | Tues-Sat 9-5:30, Sun 10-4
When autumn arrives, so does the fun! Plan to bring your family and friends to: Browse the pumpkin patch for that perfect pumpkin, Navigate through the Corn Maze, Hop on a Hay Ride, Meet some farm animals, Let the kids explore the vast Playground and, just wait ’til you see the Giant Jumping Pillow!
13) Seed Savers Exchange (Orchard, animals, flowers, produce)
3074 North Winn Rd Decorah, IA | www.seedsavers.org
Call 563.382.5990 for hours.
890-acre home for Seed Savers Exchange welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Beautiful heirloom display gardens, historic orchards, and heritage livestock breeds border the Amish-built Lillian Goldman Visitor Center, connecting visitors to our diverse garden heritage. The visitors center serves as both an education center and retail garden store.
14) Winneshiek Wildberry Winery
1966 337th St Decorah, IA | www.wwwinery.com
Sat-Weds 11-5 Thurs & Fri 11-8
Enjoy a fun, friendly wine experience amidst the beautiful rolling hills of Northeast Iowa. We are a family owned and operated winery serving award winning Midwestern wines. Our Amish built winery is located on our 150 year family farm which now grows 8 acres of grapes and 2 acres of rhubarb. Lunch is available during business hours in the Summer and Fall.
15) Frisky Fox Vineyard & Winery
5295 70th St Riceville, IA | 507.951.9024
www.friskyfoxvineyard.com/| Sat 10-9:30, Sun 10 – 7:30
Howard County’s premier vineyard featuring home grown grapes on an 80 acre family farm.
16) Norman Borlaug Boyhood Farm
19518 200th St Cresco, IA | 563.547.3434
www.normanborlaug.org | Call for an appointment.
Visit the farm sites of the “Father of the Green Revolution,” Dr. Norman E Borlaug. Learn about his innovative approaches to agriculture by guided or self-guided tours of his one-room schoolhouse, farm buildings, and fields. Also learn and about his scientific and humanitarian work that resulted in saving billions of lives.