Greater Des Moines Buy Fresh Buy Local is a network of local farms, food businesses, and consumers committed to increasing the production and sales of fresh, local foods in the eight-county region surrounding Des Moines. Farms and business participate in the campaign by becoming members and are listed in the annual directory. Consumers participate by taking the pledge to purchase local foods. Together, farmers, business owners, and consumers are growing the local food movement in Greater Des Moines. This chapter, hosted by Drake University, is part of a nationwide organization. Blue Gate Farm is a BFBL member.