upcoming events

 

Whether we are at the farmer’s market, teaching a class, or toting our handmade goods at local fairs and flea markets we love getting to meet our loyal customers and readers in person! Scroll below to see our latest upcoming events calendar and make a stop at one of these amazing shows. Kayla teaches several classes at Kirkwood Community College and other locations throughout the year on the various topics of homesteading. We also host events here at the farm!
Don’t miss out on all of the festivities.

Would you like to host a class at our farm?

 

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farmer’s markets

We currently attend the Iowa City Farmer’s Market and Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmer’s Market. Check below to see our market schedule for 2019!

IOWA CITY FARMER’S MARKET
Chauncey Swan Ramp
415 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, IA

Wednesdays 5PM-7PM | May 1st - October 30th

CEDAR RAPIDS DOWNTOWN FARMER’S MARKET
Booth 55 on 5th St. SE

Saturdays 7:30AM - 12PM | May 25, June 1, June 15, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17


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cut flower gardening and floral arranging

july 8th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | kirkwood community college

Floral arrangements and bouquets don’t have to be limited to what you can only purchase at the grocery store. You have an unlimited amount of materials growing right in your own yard! Learn to grow not only gorgeous, specialty blooms from seed to harvest, but also gain the knowledge and experience of incorporating more unique stems to use in your arrangements like boxwood, basil, mint, amaranth, bupleurum, sweet annie, shiso, and more! You will create your own bouquet from a variety of seasonal, local stems grown right here in the corridor. Materials fee $25.

$25.00 tuition fee + $25.00 materials fee

Room 314
Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd 
Coralville, IA  52241


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seed starting and edible garden planning

july 22nd | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | kirkwood community college

One of the hardest parts of garden planning is getting a good head start and keeping those seedlings alive! In this course, learn all of the ins and outs of starting your own edible garden from seed starting indoors and out in the soil. Learn to care for new seedlings, how to harden off plants, when to transplant, and grow your own food. Garden planning can be easy once you know which plants do well next to each other. Companion planting can make or break your garden as it can keep pests away, prevent disease, and even impact the flavor and quality of your vegetables. Whether you want to learn how to be more sustainable, feed your family delicious homegrown food, get outside and put your hands in the soil, or cook more at home, this course will teach you all you need to know to get started planting the garden of your dreams!

$35.00 tuition fee

Room 312
Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd 
Coralville, IA  52241


how to grow and use herbs

august 5th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | kirkwood community college

The benefits of herbs are endless! This class will teach you the basics of growing and harvesting herbs along with understanding their many uses. Learn to dry your harvest and use them in basic ways around the home such as in herbal teas, home cleaners, and bath and body recipes. In this course, we will make a handful of herbal do-it-yourself recipes that you can take home to use yourself. Materials fee $11.

$35.00 tuition fee + $11 materials fee

Room 314
Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd 
Coralville, IA  52241


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main street market

September 14th | 9:00 AM - 4:00 pm | belvidere, illinois

Main Street Market is an open-air market hosted by Urban Farmgirl – nestled on the grounds of Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, IL. Shop over 150 vendors from across the Midwest – handmade artisans and purveyors of vintage goods – while enjoying amazing food & local music.


Boone County Fairgrounds
8791 IL-76, Belvidere, IL


The Barn fall flea & fair

September 20th & 21st | Wellman, IA

Our Vintage Flea and Fair is a true one-of-a-kind experience!  Twice a year we fill the BARN and the entire premises with vintage, shabby chic, hand made, jewelry, junk and everything in between!  We love our vendors and we love our customers even more!  Not to worry, we get hungry when we shop.... so of course we will have onsite brick oven pizza and ice cream!  

3271 V Ave
Wellman, IA 52356


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seed starting and edible garden planning

september 23rd | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | kirkwood community college

One of the hardest parts of garden planning is getting a good head start and keeping those seedlings alive! In this course, learn all of the ins and outs of starting your own edible garden from seed starting indoors and out in the soil. Learn to care for new seedlings, how to harden off plants, when to transplant, and grow your own food. Garden planning can be easy once you know which plants do well next to each other. Companion planting can make or break your garden as it can keep pests away, prevent disease, and even impact the flavor and quality of your vegetables. Whether you want to learn how to be more sustainable, feed your family delicious homegrown food, get outside and put your hands in the soil, or cook more at home, this course will teach you all you need to know to get started planting the garden of your dreams!

$35.00 tuition fee

Room 312
Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd 
Coralville, IA  52241


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How to start your own small farm business

october 14th & 21st | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Kirkwood community college

Designed for the beginner grower looking to jumpstart a new dream, the backyard gardener who wants to start profiting off of their produce, or the independent farmer wondering why their current business model is not going as planned. Learn from course instructor Kayla Haupt, owner of 3.5-acre vegetable farm Under A Tin Roof, on how to get started farming on a small scale and what is required of growers to become successful. This class will teach you not only how to design and grow your own produce, eggs, and meats, but also the legalities and liabilities of operating a small farm, how to start a successful Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, market and sell at farmers’ markets, properly harvest and store fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and everything in between.

$35.00 Tuition fee

Room 312
Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd 
Coralville, IA  52241


how to grow and use herbs

october 28th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | kirkwood community college

The benefits of herbs are endless! This class will teach you the basics of growing and harvesting herbs along with understanding their many uses. Learn to dry your harvest and use them in basic ways around the home such as in herbal teas, home cleaners, and bath and body recipes. In this course, we will make a handful of herbal do-it-yourself recipes that you can take home to use yourself. Materials fee $11.

$35.00 tuition fee + $11 materials fee

Room 312
Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd 
Coralville, IA  52241