THE WALLACE CENTERS OF IOWA: sustainable food & civility initiatives

Featured Event

2 Holiday Boutiques feature Local Artisans

Handcrafted gift items from more than a dozen local artists will be featured at both Holiday Boutiques this season. Handwork includes woven rugs, jewelry, wooden bowls, soaps, aprons, wildlife photography, knit wear and more. The Orient Friends of the Library will sell 14 kinds of candy during the Country Life Center boutique, November 15 – 17. Hours are 3 to 7 pm on Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm on Friday and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday. Lunch and dinner available on Friday by reservation. The Wallace House boutique is Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 am – 1 pm.


  1. Fall CSA Delivery

    November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Closed for Thanksgiving

    November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. No Friday Lunch

    November 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lots of opportunities to Eat, Grow, and Learn including these featured programs:


Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

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Farm to Table Dining at the Wallace House

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The Gathering Table at the Country Life Center

April 2016

Hearts & Homes Historic Teas



756 16th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314
2773 290th Street, Orient, IA 50858
Ph: 515.243.7063 (DM)
Ph: 641.337.5019 (Orient)