Our Produce

Vegetables & Fruits     Preserves     Eggs    Fibers​

Vegetables & Fruits

Chemical-free produce, fresh from our farm to you. All of our produce is grown without the use of synthetic chemicals and meets or exceeds Certified Naturally Grown standards. Crops are grown by us, on our farm and harvested at peak freshness. We grow everything from Asparagus to Zucchini and sell them through our CSA (June-Oct), at the Des Moines Farmers Market (May-Oct) and through our VegEmail program (Nov-April). The pictures speak for themselves! 


All our preserves are made by us from chemical-free produce grown on our farm (plus a "bit" of pure cane sugar). Throughout the warm weather months, we harvest and preserve many of the delicious fruits, peppers, herbs and flowers that we cultivate or wild-harvest on our family's land.   We also make herb seasonings with a combination of sea salt or raw cane sugar and herbs from the gardens.  ​

Mail Order service is available for our jams. E-mail us for details. ​


Our flock of about 170 birds spends its days pecking through chemical-free, rotated pastures. We gather their beautiful brown, blue and green eggs daily.  The deep golden of the yolks are the proof that these are healthy birds raised outside on grass and fresh air.



Jill dyes and spins a variety of yarns with fibers sourced from our own alpacas, from shepherds around the state of Iowa and from commercial wools produced across the US. She also hand paints mill-spun yarns and rovings for all your knitting, crocheting, spinning, felting and weaving needs.  Custom spinning and dyeing is available at some times during the year, please contact us with questions.

Mail Order is available for fiber products. Email us for details.

Blue Gate Farm

749 Wyoming Street
Chariton, IA  50049​

Telephone: 641-203-1709

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