Farm Crawl


Join us Sunday, Oct. 2, Noon-5 p.m. for a self-guided tour of Cedar Valley farms to learn how local producers grow your food! Enjoy kids activities and much more.

The Farm Crawl is free and no registration is required. To participate, download the Cedar Valley Farm Crawl Guide for a list of locations and a map. Or, pick up the guide at the following locations:

Silos & Smokestacks
604 Lafayette Street Suite 202
Waterloo, IA
Hansen’s Dairy Outlet
127 E. 18th St.
Cedar Falls, IA
Moo Roo
3015 Kimball Ave.
Waterloo, IA

For more information about the UNI Local Food Program and other farm crawls in the area, click HERE.

Farm Crawl Locations

Fitkin Popcorn 2FITKIN Popcorn, 5400 Ford Road, Cedar Falls

Learn all about one of America’s favorite snacks, popcorn! FITKIN Popcorn, the producers of FIT-POP, is part of a 4th generation family farm located in northeast Iowa. See how popcorn grows, how it’s stored and view the cleaning process. Try some delicious popcorn samples and buy some to bring home for snacking. Visitors will also learn about growing tomatoes in a high tunnel. A high tunnel (Seasonal Tunnel System for Crops) is a plastic covered structure that allows growers to increase production of certain crops.

Fox Ridge WiFox Ridge Winery 2nery, 1465 L Ave, Traer

Fox Ridge is a locally owned winery producing quality wines. Stroll through the two acre vineyard in the rolling hills of northern Tama County.  Enjoy a glass of your favorite Fox Ridge wine on the large deck while overlooking the beatiful country side! Wander thru the vineyard or browse our gift shop and find that perfect gift for the wine lovers in your life! Tours given at the top of each hour.

Beck Barn 1Beck’s Orchard, 14124 Beck Road, Buckingham

Take an orchard tour and operate the cider press. Learn about in-season varieties and the orchard manager’s collection of antique varieties including Wolf River, Sheep’s nose, Hawkeye and Gravenstein. Enjoy tasting apple samples and buy some apples to take home with you! Get to know Beck’s goats and learn more about how their special breed is gaining popularity as a lean, tasty, nutrient dense source of protein. The Beck’s beautiful barn was moved to the farm and re-imagined for orchard business in 2015. There will be brief barn talks about the transformation on the hour

Big Rock Bison 3Big Rock Bison, 13906 Kimball Ave, Bucking Ham

Visit the Yuska family farm to learn more about our national mammal, the American bison! Discover the history of bison in the United States and the future of bison production with a short presentation given by farm owners at the beginning of each hour. Enjoy educational hands-on activities and see these great animals in person! When visiting Big Rock Bison, please keep your hands out of the enclosure for your safety and for the safety of the bison!

HansonHanson's Hollow 1‘s Hollow, 50701 15th Ave, La Porte City

 Owned and operated by the Hanson Family of La Porte City, Hanson’s Hollow is a one-stop-shop for fall and Halloween fun for all ages. Take home pumpkins, gourds, squash, a beautiful mum or some sweet Iowa honey. All produced by Iowa Farmers! Enjoy all kinds of kid-friendly activities on this beautiful farm and learn to make pie in a paper bag!

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