"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 public events through Sept. 1. 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, Pizza on the Prairie and the Prairie Art Exhibit & Festival. To help with your at-home meal preparation, many of Chef Katie’s favorite recipes are posted on our Farm to Table page.

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

Spring Quilt Show - Postponed

Dozens of quilts will be hanging from the rafters of the Gathering Barn all week long. Pick your favorite or just enjoy each one’s uniqueness. Admission price TBD.

For more information, call 641.337.5019 or email Lisa.

"Gal-entine's Brunch

“Gal”-entine’s is the new “thing” for celebrating female friendships. Gather up your besties for a stuffed French toast brunch and fun activities. Menu also includes scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, mock mimosas, and cocoa bar with homemade marshmallows.

Watch for details about Galentine’s in 2021.

Private Events

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.

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