ISU Local Food Festival

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September 25, 2024 

 

 

ISU Local Food Festival

Join us Wednesday, September 25, 2024!

Join the 2,500+ students, faculty, and staff in attendance for this free event, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm on ISU Central Campus.

The Iowa State University Local Food Festival is an annual celebration of local food and healthy living. This event centers around incorporating local foods into your daily meals, empowering healthy lifestyles, and sustainability-focused activities to engage students, faculty and staff to make connections with Ames and nearby communities. The festival features educational displays, locally grown and produced products for sale by local vendors and ISU clubs, and recipe samples using fresh-picked produce from the ISU Horticulture Research Station. 

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The opportunity to showcase how easy it is to eat healthy is something our chefs really enjoy. - Karen Rodencamp, ISU Food Service Manager

History

The ISU Local Food Festival began in 2015 as a collaboration between  Farm, Food and Enterprise Development, ISU Dining, ISU’s Live Green! Initiative, the ISU Sustainable Agriculture Student Association, and other partners. Thank you to all organizations, businesses, and student organizations that have helped in creating this unique event. 

View our 2023 ISU Local Food Festival Success Story!


 

Previous Sponsors and Vendors

 

2023

Sponsors

Clayton Farms

ISU Extension and Outreach Agricultural and Natural Resources

ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development

ISU Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development

ISU Office of Sustainability/Live Green! Initiative

ISU Student Health and Wellness

Iowa Farmers Union

Iowa Food System Coalition

Story County Supervisors

Vendors

 

C’est la Crepe

Clayton Farms Salads

Culinary Science Club, Iowa State University

Dairy Science Club, Iowa State University

Early Morning Harvest

Global Greens, Lutheran Services of Iowa (LSI)

Good Earth Student Farm

Green Goods Market and Greenhouses

Holdfast Farmstead

Iowa Farmers Union

Iowa Food System Coalition

ISU Creamery

ISU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

ISU Dining

ISU Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development

ISU Extension and Outreach, Safe Produce Program

ISU Extension and Outreach, Story County

ISU Horticulture Research Station

ISU Office of Sustainability LiveGreen! Initiative

ISU Organic Agriculture Program

ISU Recycling Services

ISU Student Health and Wellness

Jewell’s Country Kitchen

Knob Hill Farm

Meow Acres

Mustard Seed Community Farm

Onion Creek Farm

Pleis Farms, LLC

Purple Ribbon Beef

Reiman Gardens

Sustainable Agriculture Student Association

The Sweatshop Pepper Farm

V and B Farms

Veterans in Agriculture

Walnut Creek Farm

2022

Sponsors

Clayton Farms

Early Morning Harvest

Iowa Farmers Union

Iowa Food Cooperative

ISU Dining

ISU Extension and Outreach

ISU Extension and Outreach Agriculture and Natural Resources

ISU Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development

ISU Horticulture Research Station

ISU Office of Sustainability/Live Green! Initiative

ISU Student Wellness

ISU WellBeing

Vendors

Culinary Science Club

Dairy Science Club

Good Earth Student Farm

International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences (IAAS) 

ISU Creamery

Jewell’s Country Kitchen

Story County Extension and Outreach

The Holton Homestead

Sustainable Ag Student Association (SASA)

Walnut Creek Farm

2019

Sponsors

Early Morning Harvest
Greater Iowa Credit Union
Iowa Farmers Union
Iowa Food Cooperative
ISU Dining
ISU Extension and Outreach
ISU Extension and Outreach Agricultural and Natural Resources
ISU Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program
ISU Horticulture Research Station
ISU Office of Sustainability/Live Green! Initiative
ISU Student Wellness
ISU Sustainable Agriculture Student Association
ISU WellBeing
Ross Street Roasting
Smokin’ Lew’s BBQ

Vendors

City of Ames Resource Recovery System
FoodCorps Iowa
Good Earth Student Farm
Gym-N-Eat Crickets, LLC
ISU Cardinal Eats
ISU Culinary Science ClubSHOP Food Pantry, and Student Wellness
ISU Food Science Club
ISU Organic Agriculture Program
ISU Recreation Services|Outdoor Recreation
Jewell’s Country Kitchen
Little Pies
Lockwood Cafe
Mr. Falafel
Old Capitol Food Company
Red Granite Farm
Story County Extension and Outreach
Walnut Creek Farm
Wheatsfield Co-op Grocery

Promotional support provided by the ISU Graduate Organization in Agricultural Education.

2018

Sponsors

Abuelos Mexican Food
Campustown Spirit
Farm Kid
Iowa Farmers Union
ISU Dining
ISU Extension and Outreach
ISU Extension and Outreach Agriculture and Natural Resources
ISU Extension and Outreach Local Foods Program
ISU Extension and Outreach SNAP-Education Program
ISU Horticulture Research Station
ISU Organic Agriculture Program
ISU Wellbeing
ISU Office of Sustainability Live Green! Initiative
Raccoon Forks Farm

Vendors

Abuelos Mexican Food
Ames Microgreens
Boone County Organics
Burgies Coffee
Campustown Spirit
Cardinal Eats
City of Ames Water & Pollution Control Dept.
Early Morning Harvest
Farm Kid
FoodCorps Iowa
Good Earth Student Farm
Gym-N-Eat Crickets
Iowa Farmers Union
ISU Culinary Science Club
ISU Dairy Science Club
ISU Dining
ISU Extension & Outreach Growing Together Project 
ISU Extension and Outreach Local Foods and Value Added Agriculture Programs
ISU Extension and Outreach Story County
ISU Food Science Club
ISU Horticulture Club
ISU Office of Sustainability Live Green! Initiative
ISU Organic Agriculture Program
ISU Outdoor Recreation Program
ISU Produce Safety Team
ISU Student Wellness
ISU Wellbeing
Jewell’s Country Kitchen
Little Woods Herbal, LLC
Lucky George Farm
Purple Ribbon Beef
Raccoon Forks Farm
Red Granite Farm
Students Helping Our Peers (the SHOP food pantry, ISU)
Taylor’s Mushrooms
Walnut Creek Farm
Wheatsfield Co-op
Wilbers Produce