Where Farm & Table are Just Steps Apart

Friday Lunches at the Country Life Center

The Gathering Table restaurant offers changing lunch menus centered around the more than 40 varieties of fresh produce grown in the on-site garden and orchard. The restaurant is located inside the historic barn replica at the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center near Orient, IA.

Please note that our last day for service is August 30.

(photo courtesy Anita McVey, Picnic Life Foodie)

Pizza on the Prairie

Come to the prairie at the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center for freshly-made pizza packed full with straight-from-the-farm veggies & local meats. Soft drinks, Iowa wines, and desserts available for purchase or BYOB. Enjoy live music, play lawn games and walk the prairie path. Seating is limited, so bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Fridays, September 13, 20 & 27, 4:30-8 pm

Lead sponsor: MidAmerican Energy. Additional support from Farmers Electric Cooperative.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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