Seasonal Dining at a Historic House

Farm to Table Thursdays

WCI is pausing Farm to Table Thursdays for the remainder of 2023.

Farm to table dining in Des Moines has expanded & changed dramatically since we started Farm to Table Thursday dinners in 2014. In light of that, our staff and board need to take some time to research and reflect on what are the best ways for our food programs to be strong, sustainable, engaging and fit within the current landscape.

Your support is deeply appreciated during this transition and we look forward to welcoming folks back to the Wallace House in 2024.

Know Your Farmer Dinner

Our occasional Know Your Farmer Dinners pair a one-of-a-kind menu with a chance to personally talk with incredible Iowa growers.

The last Know Your Farmer dinner featured Amy & Jason Boyer of Osceola, IA. The Boyers raise all-natural beef and pork at Boyer Family Farms as well as own and operate the Harvest Barn Marketplace, an event space and weekend eatery. The store sells their meat, fresh produce, homemade fudge, candles and gifts.

2024 dates & featured farmers will be announced after Jan. 1, 2024.

Private Events

Celebrate any of your special occasions with a private gathering at the Wallace House. Our culinary team will customize a farm to table menu that fits your tastes. Seating is available for up to 40; stand-up events can accommodate about 50.

To inquire about dates or menus, call 515.243.7063.

Our Food Values & Beliefs

We embrace local food and sustainable agriculture. Sourcing fresh, seasonal ingredients locally results in tastier, more nutritious food and showcases Iowa’s ability to produce high quality ingredients. Our restaurants connect patrons to our garden, land and historic sites and to other members of the local foods community.

Core Food Values:
• Menus reflect our garden, land, & historic properties
• Seasonal, housemade dishes
• Quality ingredients
• Local sources support Iowa’s family farms & small businesses

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