Middle Way Farm
Middle Way Farm is a direct market vegetable farm started in 2013 by Jordan Scheibel on land leased from the Lacina family just north of Grinnell. 2019 is the farm’s 7th growing season. Middle Way Farm includes about 2 acres of annual vegetable production, a high tunnel for season extension, a heated greenhouse for transplants used on the farm and sold locally, a quarter acre of perennial crops including rhubarb, asparagus, Bohemian plums, and apples, and several native plantings of shrubs and prairie. The farm is chemical-free but not certified organic. The farm’s primary markets are a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share that is available in Grinnell and Newton June through October and the Thursday Grinnell Farmers Market May – October. Middle Way Farm produce can also be found at McNally’s, Relish, Lemon Tree Teahouse and Restaurant in Newton, served at Grinnell College Dining Services, through local food aggregator FarmTable Delivery, and through the Iowa Food Coop in Des Moines. The farm business is owned and operated by Jordan with the help of several seasonal part-time employees, including Laurel Tuggle Lacina, and with the background support of the Lacina family, including Tom and Alesia Lacina and their son Joe Tuggle Lacina.