THE WALLACE CENTERS OF IOWA: sustainable food & civility initiatives

Farm to Table Dining

New for 2017! Farm to Table Dining at Hoyt Sherman Place

Beginning in 2017, The Wallace Centers of Iowa is partnering with Hoyt Sherman Place (HSP) to offer locally-sourced meals prior to about 40 selected performances.

Chef Katie Porter will create tasty seasonal menus from the best local ingredients. Front and center in each dish are the sustainably-grown fruits and vegetables from our own Country Life Center farm near Orient. Other ingredients such as meats, cheese, and grains are purchased from Iowa family farms such as Bridgewater Farms (Bridgewater), Cory Family Farms (Elkhart), Early Morning Harvest (Panora), Milton Creamery (Milton), Harvest Barn (Osceola), and La Quercia (Norwalk).

Cost for the meals range from $40 to $48/person. Performance tickets are not included.

Reservations for Farm to Table Dining at Hoyt Sherman Place can be made by calling Hoyt Sherman Place at 515.244.0507. All reservations will be confirmed 24 hours prior to the event.

Seasonal Farm to Table Dinners at Wallace House

The Wallace House will host several seasonal dinners during 2017. Spotlighting the produce grown at the Country Life Center, Chef Katie will create tasty, changing menus with appetizers, entrees and desserts. Seating will be community dining–all the seats at a table will be filled. A limited number of private tables for two are available; please inquire. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

The Summer Dinner is Thursday, May 25. Fall and winter dates will be determined.

Seasonal dinners will be prix-fixe with menus posted about one month in advance. Iowa beer is available for purchase; bring your own wine. Live music from local musicians included.

Location: 756 16th Street, Des Moines (16th and Center). Reservations required, as seating is limited. Call 515.243.7063 or email

Upcoming Dinners

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Farm to Table Dining at HSP Schedule

June 20: Joe Jackson, 5:30 pm seating

October 15: Red Green “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!”, 5 pm seating
Contact Hoyt Sherman Place at 515.244.0507 for reservations.

Seasonal Farm to Table Dining at Wallace House

Summer Dinner: Thursday, May 25, 6:30 pm community seating (limited private tables). This dinner has a wait list. Menu subject to change.

first: Asparagus Greens Salad

Asparagus, Radishes, Spring Greens, Egg Vinaigrette, Garlic Croutons

second: Lamb Meatballs

Roasted Potatoes and Olives; Braised Kale, Tomatoes, and Ramps; Spring Garlic Cream

third: Rhubarb Sorrel Crisp

Rhubarb Ice Cream

$40/person, gratuity included

Fall: October 26

Winter: December 7

Seasonal dinner menus announced about a month prior. Contact Wallace House at 515.243.7063 for reservations.



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