Welcome to Clarion Sage.

Whether you're sharing a family meal, providing snacks for your kids, or making a favorite recipe, one thing's for sure: the starting point for all these? Is good food.

Really good food. Really good, locally-grown, natural, chemical-free food. From a farm. From a place you can visit. A place your kids can connect with. A community you can share in.

NEW THIS YEAR

We are trying something new for 2018: instead of a CSA or Market Share program, we are starting an on-farm stand, to be open Sundays, from 1-3p, with the possibility of self-serve hours as well!

PLUS

Along with our new Farm Stand, we will again offer plants for pre-order, our on-farm plant sale, and continue pop-up markets and sales through the Iowa Food Cooperative.

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Thank you

 

For continuing to support us as we grow and evolve with our community!

 

Clarion Sage is a small farm space serving the Waukee area; offering old world heirloom produce grown naturally + sustainably. Discover the option that's a good fit for you. Fresh, local produce, from your own neighborhood.

 

 

CLARION SAGE FARM STAND

REAL FOOD WHEN YOU NEED IT

Come visit the farm, say hello to the guineas + bees, and pick out your own produce!

The Plant Sale

Buy Heirloom transplants for your garden

Jump-start your garden with unique plant varieties you won't find anywhere else. Order online + pick-up at the farm when you are ready to plant!

 

 

What’s in a name? Clarion speaks to the kind of soil on our farm, well-drained soil on uplands that formed in the glacial till–sediments left by glaciers settled over Iowa. It also has a more sentimental meaning; Jenn’s grandfather was born and raised in the small town of Clarion, Iowa on his family’s farm. After a World War II stint in the Navy, he was supposed to return to his hometown and farm for a living, but his parents’ health failed and the farm was sold. Naming our operation after his memory is a nod to the role he played in Jenn’s life and a connection with past Iowa/farming generations. Sage is an herb we all love; it is one of the first seedlings transplanted here when we arrived in August. Additionally, in our endeavor, we will heed the sage, or wisdom, of the past by using organic, low-impact methods of farming; methods that build up the soil, rather than deplete, by using seeds that have resulted from nature’s selection rather than the ‘technology’ of modern plant breeding, mulching to conserve water usage, and making fresh food available locally, as opposed to food that travels a thousand miles.

 

Originally from rural Missouri, Cody worked in various agronomic fields for over 20 years before finally settling in Iowa and raising two daughters. Aside from the work he does at Clarion Sage–from propagation to irrigation to harvest–he is also a writer and photographer, and bases his work from the farm. In his spare time he renovates the farmhouse, builds furniture, and sometimes runs marathons.

 

Jenn hails from the suburbs of Chicago (Evanston) and is completely and utterly food obsessed. It started with an interest in cooking (Once upon a time she was a food blogger & recipe columnist for Martha Stewart.); next thing she knew she was growing her own ingredients. She has worked on farms in rural Iceland, the city garden of Reykjavik, a CSA in Berkeley, California, a permaculture operation in the mountains of Costa Rica, and at various farms in Iowa and Missouri. She loves rare and interesting heirloom produce and has a desire to keep old varieties alive. When not digging in the dirt, Jenn likes really long naps, cooking Indian food, sharing meals, baking vegan/gluten-free, and the occasional thrift store excursion. Jenn also works for the Iowa Food Cooperative and thinks you should definitely check it out!.

Now nearly five years old, Tucker is a Scottish McNab, a herding breed. He loves farm life and is especially fond of pumpkins, Frisbee, and swimming in the pond

 

Talk to us:

Reach us by email at clarionsage@gmail.com or contact us by clicking here.

Find us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ClarionSage

Visit the farm:

Located at 32059 U Place, Waukee, IA 50003. We are two miles off I-80W, Ex. 117.

 
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