Who can participate in Choose Iowa?

Iowa food producers, processors, retailers, wholesalers and distributors, as well as supporting organizations are invited to apply for Choose Iowa participation and be included in the online directory.

  • Producers include farmers, growers, dairies, CSAs (community supported agriculture).
  • Processors include bakeries, meat lockers, growers who process, breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries.
  • Retailers include restaurants, grocery stores, farmers markets, stores, farms with on-farm retail sales and off-farm sales stands, CSAs and food hubs with on-site sales.
  • Wholesalers/Distributors include farms selling wholesale and food hubs.
  • Supporting Organizations include commodity groups, professional associations, non-profits, and other government agencies.