"Customer service [is] warm and friendly; the environment and location is historically significant and [it’s] wonderful to be able to experience the prairie and surrounding area." –September, 2017

Where Farm & Table are Just Steps Apart

The Wallace Centers of Iowa has postponed or canceled all indoor events through July 2021. Our buildings are currently closed but the prairie path at the Country Life Center is open for social-distance walking. We’ll continue to monitor the evolving public health situation and make additional decisions to keep our staff, partners and participants safe. Updates will be provided as they become available.

At the current time, we’re offering online cooking classes. Details about Pizza on the Prairie, the Prairie Art Exhibit and Picnic Theater will be announced soon. To help with your at-home meal preparation, many of Chef Katie’s favorite recipes are posted on our Farm to Table page.

Picnic Theater

Picnic Theater will return in 2021. Details will be announced as they become available.

Pizza on the Prairie

Come to the prairie at the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center for brick oven pizza packed full with straight-from-the-farm veggies & local meats. Drinks, sides and desserts available for purchase. Walk the prairie path lined with outdoor art sculptures. Seating is limited, so bring a lawn chair or blanket. Reservations required. Details on the Pizza on the Prairie page.

Sponsors: MidAmerican Energy, Empowering Adair County Foundation, Travel Iowa. Additional support from Farmers Electric Cooperative

Private Events

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, private indoor events are suspended through July 2021. Please check back as we continue to respond to the changing health situation.

Gather together at the Gathering Table for meetings, retreats, receptions, dinners, or any occasion. We can customize a farm to table menu that fits your tastes and budget.

To inquire about dates or menus, call 641.337.5019 or email Lisa.

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