About Choose Local:


Choose Local is a 7-part video and social media campaign led by Iowa Valley RC&D. The campaign includes seven short videos (3-5 minutes) that focus on the most common methods of accessing local food and specialty crops in Iowa. This marketing campaign will run February-August 2022, representing the time period from when consumers purchase annual CSA shares, to the height of farmers markets and on-farm events in Iowa. 

This project was produced by Iowa Valley RC&D in partnership with Little Village Creative Services. This production was made possible by the Iowa Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service through Grant AM200100XXXXG044.

Questions? Reach out to Iowa Valley RC&D Creative Coordinator Julia DeSpain at julia@ivrcd.org

Missed the series? You can watch all of the Choose Local series on our Youtube Channel.


Filming Locations:

Pheasant Run Farm near Van Horne, Iowa, Barnswallow Flowers in Oskaloosa, Iowa, HoQ Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa, Luna Valley Farm in Decorah, Iowa, Red Earth Gardens in the Meskwaki Nation, Clear Lake Farmers’ Market in Clear Lake, Iowa