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Where to Buy Local in the Greater Des Moines Region: South

Chambers Buying Guide

November 21, 2022

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more this holiday season. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for where to buy local from north and central Chamber of Commerce businesses. This blog post includes local businesses from the following chambers:  


A&W Drive-In (Indianola) 

Try A&W burgers, hot dogs, sweets and treats. Recommendation: Fresh Root Beer (Made in Stores Daily) 


Cabin Coffee Co. (Indianola + Madison County – Winterset) 

Relax with a coffee by the fireplace or buy in bulk to treat the entire office. Recommendation: Palomino (White Coffee) 


Pyra Pizzeria (Norwalk) 

Pyra Pizzeria serves up an authentic Neapolitan with a full dinner menu and Thursday through Sunday lunch specials. Recommendation: Wood-Fired Neapolitan Pizza or a Keto Bowl (Pizza Without the Crust)  


Rudy’s Restaurant (Madison County – Winterset) 

Dine-in or carryout at Rudy’s Restaurant, where lunch and dinner options include broasted chicken packs, sandwiches and more, and breakfast is served until 11 a.m. Recommendation: Old-Fashioned Biscuits and Gravy 



Bellflower Florist & Gifts (Norwalk) 

Find plants, flowers and gift baskets for all occasions at Bellflower. Recommendation: Winter Wonderland Basket 


BnB Family Boutique (Indianola) 

BnB Family Boutique offers clothing, home décor, snacks and more. Recommendation: Very G Boots/Booties (New Arrivals) 


Harvest Creek (Madison County – Winterset) 

When you visit Harvest Creek, peruse a cozy shop with antiques, gifts and coffee flavors like “Snickerdoodle” and “Chocolate Turtle.” Recommendation: Fair Trade Fresh Roasted Madison County Coffee 


Wayward Saints Gift Shop (Madison County – St. Charles) 

Handcrafted goat milk products and hand-poured soy candles can be found at the Wayward Saints Farm. Recommendation: Covered Bridge Blend Candle 



A Special Event DJ and Photobooth (Indianola) 

Make your next wedding, school or corporate a memorable one with ASEDJ. Recommendation: 3D LED Dance Floor 


Good Life RV (Madison County – Bevington) 

Good Life RV, a top 50 dealer in the U.S., is where you’ll find fifth wheels, travel trailers, motorhomes and more. Recommendation: Markdowns During the 2022 Model Clearance


Gradient9 Studios (Indianola) 

The Gradient9 Studios design team improves business performance through web and branding solutions. Recommendation: Website Design 


Magnolia Connection (Norwalk) 

Dr. Heather Soyer assesses older children and adolescents at her practice and provides feedback to families, including home and school interventions. Recommendation: Child and Adolescent Evaluation and Testing 


Norwalk Seasonal Services (Norwalk) 

Check in with Norwalk Seasonal Services for outdoor needs, including lawn care, spring/fall cleanup, tree removal and more. Plans are available for winter weather. Recommendation: Snow and Ice Management 


The original #DSMlocal Buying Guide offers gift ideas for a variety of recipients from bookworms to pet lovers and more. Throughout the year, The Partnership will continue to add even more buying guides to encourage buying local, curated with DSM shops, restaurants and service providers in mind for shoppers like you!   

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Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.