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Directions to Farm

The garden address is 2191 340th St., Madrid, Iowa. 

 

It is roughly 16 miles north of the west side of Des Moines.

 

Unfortunately some GPS systems and map services will give close, but incorrect directions.  They will get you on the correct road but about a half mile too far west of our house.  Also, we are on the Boone/Polk county line which means the same gravel road we live on is labeled both 340th St. and NW 166th St. depending on which sign you look at.  We put out directional signs at nearby intersections to help guide volunteers to the garden.

This is our house so you can verify you are in the right place.

Directions from West side of Des Moines

Take Hwy 141 north off of I-35/80 at exit 127. 

 

Go north about 8 miles and exit onto Hwy 17 and go north.

 

Go north on Hwy 17 for 9 miles into Madrid to Hwy 210 east (by the Casey’s).

 

Go east (right) on Hwy 210 for about 3.5 miles to Violet Ave.

 

Turn right (south) onto Violet for 1 mile to the “T” and go left on 340th St.

 

The first house on the left is the Blackmer house which is a gray ranch.  Pull into the main driveway.

Directions from
East Des Moines

From I-35 North, take exit 102 which is Hwy 210.

 

Go left (west), passing through Slater, for about 9 miles to X Ave. (the first gravel after Syngenta). 

 

Turn left (south) for one mile to 340th St.

 

Turn right on 340th St. and go about a mile and half. 

 

The Blackmer house is a gray ranch on the right side of the road.

Directions from
Ames

From the west side of Ames take South Dakota south (aka county road R 38).

 

From the intersection of Hwy 30 and South Dakota (also  called R 38) continue south about 9 miles to a 4-way stop in Slater with a flashing red light.  

 

Turn right (west) onto Hwy 210 at this light and drive approx. 2 miles to X Avenue (first gravel after Syngenta).

 

Turn left (south) for one mile to 340th St.

 

Turn right on 340th St. and go about a mile and half. 

 

The Blackmer house is a gray ranch on the right side of the road.