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One Step at a Time Gardens (NIF)
Contact: Jan Libbey & Tim Landgraf
Address: 1465 120th Street Kanawha, Ia, 50447
Email Address: libland@peconet.net
Phone: 515-851-1690
About Us
One Step at a Time Gardens is located amidst some of North Iowa's most beautiful landscape. The rolling hills on the farm, rich soils and wet areas are all indicative of the farms’ connection to past glacial era. Located in southern Hancock County in North Central Iowa, we are right across the road from East Twin Lake, a natural, glacial wetland and upland woods complex. It's our goal that our farming practices support this wonderful, ecological neighborhood.

From 1996 - 2018, we focused on our own direct marketing and wholesale efforts. In 2014, together with other North Iowa farmers, we helped found North Iowa Fresh, LLC. Today we are pleased to see the Bounty Box program continue to bring diverse, high quality products to North Iowa with this great group of innovative and committed colleagues. In 2020, our focus will be on early season greens - lettuce, kale, arugula, spinach, chard, salad turnips.
Practices
We are committed to raising the best, freshest, in-season produce through practices that support the health and well-being of the land, our farm crew members and our customers.
This list of practices speaks to that commitment:
•Production – We practice crop rotation, use of cover crops, compost, and use only organically-approved sprays as needed.
•Food safety – we have attended several food farm safety workshops. We have and follow a farm food safety plan on our farm. These practices include proper hand washing, product handling, storage temperature and transportation protections. In 2020, in light of the Covid19 pandemic, we are adding daily worker health assessment and extra sanitizing of surfaces.
•Reliability – Our customer’s relationships with our farm are top priority. We follow through with what we commit to and maintain clear and prompt communication
•Experience – 2020 is our 25th season farming.