Danelle Myer grew up on a conventional rowcrop farm in the rolling hills of southwest Iowa, near Logan in Harrison County. She moved away for college, where she studied public relations, then worked in PR and marketing for more than 15 years. During that time she liked gardening and cooking, but enjoyed her work and wasn’t looking for a career change. Danelle became interested in healthy eating and learned about the benefits of organic agriculture and food. When she realized the opportunity and incredible privilege she had with access to family land, Danelle decided she wanted to grow food for her hometown community. She was accepted into an apprenticeship program at University of California-Santa Cruz Center for Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems, where she learned about sustainable and healthy food production. She then moved back to Logan and started One Farm.
Her first season farming was 2011. One Farm started selling at the Harrison County Welcome Center Farmers Market, which she continued to do through 2021. For several years she did weekly online orders, and also had a One Box (similar to a CSA). In the third season, One Farm built a high tunnel to extend the growing season. This has allowed the farm to continue and expand their Thanksgiving Box every November, and offers greens like spinach outside of the typical seasons in Iowa. Today One Farm continues to grow the foods that have proven to be the most popular and sellable over the past 12 years, including several varieties of heirloom tomatoes, sungold cherry tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, spinach, and herbs. You can find these products when in season at the store.
For years, Danelle pondered the possibility of a retail store to sell her products and other local products, but wondered about the feasibility of running both a farm and a store. In February 2020, she attended the Southwest Iowa Community & Economic Development Forum, hosted by TS Bank, Golden Hills, and Western Iowa Development Association. This event reignited her interest and inspired her to dive in and give it a try during One Farm’s 10th year. Two weeks later, the new COVID-19 virus caused unprecedented shutdowns and impacted every facet of daily life. Grocery store shelves were emptied as supply-chain issues lingered for many months. During this time, more and more people looked for places to buy local foods and support their community.
On Halloween in 2020, during the height of the pandemic, One Farm had its first pop-up market at a space on Logan’s main street, with a long line out the door. The market had numerous subsequent pop-ups through Christmas that year, selling produce, flours, honey, jams, soaps, and a few other items. Based on the resounding success of the pop-ups, One Farm Market started hosting regular hours and became a full-on retail shop in 2021. Their product listing has continued to diversify over time.
Everything at One Farm Market is grown or made in Iowa or the Omaha area. Products include: vegetables, herbs, dairy, meat, eggs, flours, pasta noodles, jams, honey, granola, granola bars, maple syrup, oils, salad dressings, sauces, chocolate treats, soda, bath & body products, charcuterie boards, wooden bowls & utensils, candles, dog treats, handmade home goods, One Farm swag (shirts, mugs, etc.), and much more. For a limited time, they are offering some citrus fruits from a friend of Danelle’s in California. Products are shipped directly from farms, sourced through Farmtable Delivery, and in some instances picked up directly by One Farm.
One Farm Market is located at 215 East 7th Street in Logan, right along Highway 30 and three of Iowa's scenic byways: Loess Hills National Scenic Byway, Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway, and Western Skies Scenic Byway.
One Farm Market is currently open Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 and Saturdays from 10am-1pm, with additional hours coming in 2023. Follow One Farm on Facebook for updated information on their hours, products, and sales.