2014 Events

January 2014 – Begin Weekly Home Delivery! See home delivery page for details. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed!

March 8, 2014 – Wheatsfield Coop, Ames We will be giving samples of our grass fed lamb.

March 28-29 – Vibrant Health Young Living Event Altoona, Iowa

March 29 – George Hegstrom Symposium (Diabetes & Nutritional Education Center), Mary Greeley Medical Center 8-12

April 26 – Farm Cruise public open house

May 3 Beginning of Des Moines Court Avenue Farmers’ Market & Ames Main Street Market

May 5-7 – Family Covenant Ministries (CHEF) Conference, St. Charles, MO

May 15-17 - NICHE (Home School Iowa) Conference  Des Moines, IA

September 13 – Farm Cruise public open house 10:00-4:00

September 13 – 6th Annual “Line in the Soil” Farm Celebration featuring a meal and a barn dance facilitated by the Onion Creek Band and the Onion Creek Cloggers. Check back for more details.


2013 Events

Saturday, September 7 —Two Events…One Date!

Fall Farm Cruise 10:00-4:00 For details and MAP!

and then…stay for…

5th Annual “Line in the Soil” Farm Celebration

Saturday, September 7, 2013

  • ·         5:00     Taco Bar – featuring Cory Family Farm grass beef (gluten-free & all natural meal)   Enjoy  fiddle music performed by master fiddler, David Bellegante
  • ·         6:30     Barn Dance facilitated by the Onion Creek Cloggers  & Onion Creek Band
  • ·         8:30     Picket Fence Ice Cream

Family-friendly event; all ages welcome!

This is a free event, however donations are gladly accepted.

Some seating available, bring lawn chairs.

Tom & Mary Cory Family                   10941 NE 56th Street, Elkhart, Iowa 50073

515-257-0726 (Mary) or

The Onion Creek Band and the Onion Creek Cloggers preserve and enjoy traditional American music and dance. 

The Onion Creek Band has the sound of a good front-porch jam session of bygone years.  The band plays old-time fiddle tunes on a mix of folk instruments, from fiddle and banjo to hammer dulcimer and mandolin. The Onion Creek Cloggers perform a style of clogging close to its Appalachian roots, making music with their feet. 

The Onion Creek Band and Onion Creek Cloggers also host traditional barn dances, where audiences can experience a folk art form that was part of our pioneer past and continues to be popular today.  People young and old can enjoy the lively sound of reels md jigs and can easily master the dances, with guidance from a caller.


July 15, 2013 Practical Farmers of Iowa Field Day

Natural Living Expo May 18 & 19

NICHE Conference May 16, 17, 18

Family Economics Conference  May 8-11

Gluten Free / Allergy Free Expo

April 6th & 7th, 2013

We will be promoting our naturally gluten free farm products.  We anticipate debuting our all natural beef snack sticks at this show.  There will be samples and product to purchase.  Another complimentary product to go with a beef snack stick is Dandy Blend coffee substitute that tastes good and best of all is health promoting!  Cory Family Farm is carrying this product.  Come, try a sample, then take some home!

Farm Cruise for details!

April 27, 2013 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Open house at our farm, The Berry Patch, and Table Top Farm.  Cory Family Farm will have baby lambs, goats, chickens and cattle to see.  Our entire family will be on hand to give tours, explain our operation, and answer questions. Come to see and visit with our guest vendors. Number 7 Brewing Co. from Ankeny will be cooking burgers available for purchase. Other guests include: Brandmeyer Popcorn, MaxLife Fitness, Pure Native, and Ami’s Cakes and Confections There will products to sample and to buy. Luke Cory will be debuting his new line of parachord bracelets. His business is called “Cowboy Survival”.


2012 Events

Natural Living Expo 

March 31 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM April 1 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Practical Farmers of Iowa Presents Joel Salatin

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:30 – 4:30 PM Tom and Mary Cory Farm 10941 NE 56th Street Elkhart, IA 50073

A self-described environmentalist, capitalist farmer, and author of nine books, Joel Salatin will speak on the topics “Going Full Time With Your Part-Time Farm” and “Working with Your Kids So They Will Want to Work with You.” Free for PFI members; $10 for non-members. More information.


 Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Saturday, August 4, 2012 4th Annual “Line in the Soil” Farm Celebration

10941 NE 56th Street, Elkhart, Iowa 50073 


2:00 pm         Arrive anytime after 2:00 p.m. to tour our farm and/or visit

4:00 p.m.         Scottish bagpipe music performed by members of the McKenzie Highlanders

4:30-6:00 p.m.   Taco Bar and Watermelon  served. 

The meal will meet some or all of the following criteria:

  • local
  • gluten free
  • organic
  • natural
  • grass-fed and finished

6:00-6:45 p.m.  Michael Ernst portraying John Adams.  John Adams was the 2nd President of the United States.  In America: Did You Know?,  Adams boldly makes known that the United States of America, from its conception, was founded on Christian principles.  Despite being disliked by many, Adams was one of the most vocal and effective voices for our independence. 

6:45 p.m.  Picket Fence Ice Cream will be served!

7:15-8:15 p.m.  Flying Pig, Fiddle & Banjo music concert

Door prizes awarded after the concert!!!

This is a free event.  We gladly accept donations to help offset the event expenses.  Please bring lawn chairs.  There will be some seating available.  An RSVP would be thoughtful, but is not required. 


Tom or Mary Cory 515-367-2000

515-257-0726 (Mary’s cell)


 Healthy For Life University Classes

12 Weeks –2 possibilities

Des Moines Spine &  Sport

4456 NW 128th Street, Urbandale 50323

Monday evenings beginning September 17th, 7-9 p.m.


Elkhart Christian Church

252 Washington Ave., Elkhart 50073

Tuesday evenings beginning September 18th, 7-9 p.m.

Tom and Mary Cory will be facilitating these classes.  (515)257-0726

Each family needs to purchase a core curriculum set from Cory Family Farm or Healthy for Life University.  Enrollment in any class is free.

Basic set includes: workbook, resource guide and full audio set on CDs $129.00

Premium set includes: workbook, resource guide and full audio CDs and classes on DVD $199.00


Fall Farm Cruise Saturday, September 22, 2012




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