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.
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
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