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About saltforkfarms

A small organic farm in Iowa that raises Standard Breed laying hens and hybrid broiler chickens suited for a pasture-based system, as well as varieties of vegetables and fruit suitable to our Eastern Iowa climate. We grow food, we eat food, we sell food!

Call for CSA Memberships

Salt Fork Farms is getting geared up to start the planning phase of the 2014 growing season.  We will be buying seeds before you know it as well as chicks.  We are opening up our CSA for memberships as of … Continue reading

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The last market

Good evening everyone. Can you believe it’s the last weekend in October already? This means the World Series is underway, Daylight savings is almost over and the last Iowa City Farmers’ Market is here. What really amazes me is that … Continue reading

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Get a load of this!

First off, our market produce this week is really nice.  We have outstanding quality carrots, celery, leeks, beets, radishes, greens, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, onions, scallions, potatoes, okra, edamame, just to name a few.  Of course we will have eggs and … Continue reading

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October 5th Farmers’ Market

Hi everyone.  Eric here.  It looks like I will be at the market this week to sell you our produce and poultry products.  We once again are sorry that we cannot continue to operate the breakfast stand at the market … Continue reading

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An End of an Era, for Now…

Salt Fork Farms is sadly announcing that it will be shutting down the Ralston Creekside Speakeasy at the Iowa City Saturday Farmers’ Market for the remainder of 2013.  With heavy hearts we realize that we just cannot continue to run … Continue reading

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Finding Joy, and an update on turkeys

This week at the market, Salt Fork Farms will have lots of heirloom slicing and cherry tomatoes, Roma-type tomatoes for salsa and sauce and canning; sweet green and red peppers, green and red medium-hot chiles, green and red hot chiles … Continue reading


Today only, Fresh Chicken at Salt Fork Farms

Hi all! Eric just got back from Greene, Iowa, with 220 fresh chickens! We will set aside a number of birds that can be bought as fresh today only. Otherwise, we will be stocking the freezers. Please let us know … Continue reading

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Salt Fork Farms in this months Radish

In June we had the opportunity to spend the day with Mary Blackwood of the Radish. Here is the resulting article and one of the only photos of me pregnant! We know a few things are not 100% correct, I … Continue reading

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New babies at Salt Fork Farms

This week at the market Eric and J will have the Speakeasy up and running. We are looking for ways to expand service, as we have had to turn away a number of people the last few Saturdays. Hopefully in … Continue reading

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Desert Gardening, salsa recipe included!

This week at the market, Eric will have: potatoes, onions, garlic, chard, lettuce, kale, collards, Asian greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens, turnips, raspberries, frisee (bitter frilly green), escarole, cucumbers, zucchini, eggs, chicken and the Speakeasy will be up and running! … Continue reading

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