Hi, I am Farmer Ben!
Wabi Sabi Farm is a Certified Organic (IDALS) fruit, vegetable, herb, and transplant farm located about 20 miles NW of Des Moines in Granger, Iowa. 2022 will be our 10th year growing high quality, nutrient dense, local produce, and plants for Central Iowa!
To grow tasty, nutritious, Certified Organic (IDALS) fruits, vegetables, herbs and garden transplants available to all members of the community in the most environmentally, physically and economically sustainable way.
Our Growing Practices
Wabi Sabi Farm is USDA Certified Organic by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). No genetically modified crops are grown and no synthetic chemicals are sprayed. We plant cover crops on fallow ground for soil health, but will also amend this with compost on crop ground. For information on the USDA National Organic Program regulations click here. One heated greenhouse and two high tunnels help us prolong the season.
While being USDA Certified Organic by a third party certifier (IDALS), we also strive to grow with a cooperative attitude toward Nature and encourage wildlife on the farm. We place an emphasis on using more physical controls (bird-netting, row covers, Surround WSP, etc.) than organically approved herbicides and pesticides (although we do use the pesticides sparingly if needed) as a way to increase our beneficial insect populations and native ecosystems.
Find Our Food
We provide food and garden plants to our community through CSA shares, our online farm store, the Des Moines Farmers' Market, and through many restaurants around the metro.
The farm is located at 10743 NW 142nd St, in Granger, Iowa.
Please connect with us and stay tuned for on-farm stand days, special events, and work days!
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