Food Related

Food-Related Items Sold at the 2019 Benefit

Meals in Homes

The donor agrees to serve a meal at their home, unless otherwise specified, on a mutually agreeable date with the buyer. The donor specifies the number of people to be invited and usually designates a certain type of meal—anything from pizza to a brunch, a holiday meal, a home-style meat-and-potato meal, grilled meal, Amish meal, etc. After arranging the date, the buyer invites his/her guests to the meal. Unless otherwise noted, meals expire one year from this year's benefit. Meals donated for the 2019 Benefit included the following:

Enjoy an outdoor wood-fired pizza dinner party for 8 people at Roger and Cindi Schrock's Frytown home.

Mother/Daughter Brunch hosted by Carolyn Bachmann Yoder up to a party of 10 will be accepted. Date to be determined by buyer and hostess, but must be redeemed by April 2020, Any daughter out there who wants to show her mother how much you appreciate her unconditional love and wisdom she gives to you? Or maybe, as a mother, you would like to offer your busy daughter(s) a morning away to laugh and reconnect with some girlfriends! Either way, gather 5 of your girlfriends and bid on this Mother/Daughter Brunch!

Dan Fisher offers two certificates for a cheesecake to be made within the next year. Please give at least 4 days notice when you want it. Choices include Mocha Marble, White Chocolate Lemon, Chocolate with Ganache, German Chocolate, Key Lime, New York, Raspberry with Chocolate crust, Turtle Pecan Chocolate, White Chocolate Raspberry, Chocolate Amaretto, Blueberry with Blueberries, or Raspberry Swirl.

Two of these will be offered! Enjoy a free meal for up to 4 people at The Encounter Cafe, downtown Iowa City. Come all at the same time, and this includes your choice of any food and drinks from the menu! Use during regular Cafe hours, Mon-Sat, 7 am to 3 pm. No reservations needed. Expires Nov 2, 2020.

Traditional, family-style meal for 8 people in the home of Henry JC and Ila Miller or she will bring it to your home.  Expires in one year.

Traditional family style meal for 6 people given by the Great Bluegrass Herons (Paul and Julie Roberts; Mark and Janet Wilson) with 45 Minutes of Live Music

One 9 x 13 pan of Cinnamon Rolls made by Maxine Mast each month for one year beginning January 2020.  Please give 1 week notice. Delivered in Kalona; otherwise please pick up.

Treat yourselves to an Authentic Brazilian Churrasco meal for 8 people at Marlin and Ortrun Logan’s! This feast of grilled meats will be one you will never forget! Use in May or June 2020.

Experience a German Advent Tea at Ortrun Logan's for six ladies Sunday, December 8 from 4 to 6 pm.

Frank and Jane Yoder offer a Gourmet pizza meal at their home for 8 people to be served in March or April 2020.

Enjoy Fried Chicken with all the trimmings including dessert for 12 people at the Amish homestead of Warren and Ila Miller, rural Kalona

Your party of 8 will enjoy a WHOLE FOODS FEAST in the home of Jack and Glenda Seward, West Chester. The menu will mostly be whole food and plant based food.

Marcia Miller and Lauralee Kauffman will serve a Ladies' Tea for 8 in Marcia's rural Kalona home.  Use before Nov 1, 2020.

You are invited to the home of Ellis & Marcia Miller, rural Kalona, where you will be served a 5-course dinner on WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm.  Weather permitting, the dessert bar will be served on the patio.  This meal will be sold BY THE SINGLE PLATE, with a total of 12 plates to be sold.

MEALS FOR 6 MONTHS FOR THE BUSY FAMILY- Enjoy receiving a different meal for up to 6 people, every month for the next six months! DENISE LITWILLER has prepared a menu with well-rounded meals that are sure to please everyone in your family.  Meals will be delivered on a Sunday afternoon/evening on a weekend of your choosing.  Dietary needs/special requests can be discussed & arranged. 

Meals include:

  • Dec: Chili Soup, IMS Cheese Salad Sandwiches, Monster Cookie Bars
  • Jan: Potato Corn Bacon Chowder, Crusty Bread, Texas Sheetcake
  • Feb: Chicken & Rice Casserole, Roasted Vegetables, Fruit Crisp
  • March: Nachos Extreme, Wings, Onion Dip, Crudités, Ice Cream Sundae     Fixings
  • April: Ham Balls, Hashbrown Casserole, Roasted Vegetables, Lemon Bars
  • May: Baked Pasta with Meat Sauce, Salad, Brownies w/ Ice Cream

Feast on a pork dinner at Roy and Janet Beachy's home, Kalona. Meal is for 8-10 people.

​Treat yourself to a "buyers choice" of Saturday brunch, Saturday night meal, or Sunday noon for 8 people at Derek and Nici Bontrager's rural Kalona home.

John Yutzy donates 4 certificates, each for 6 qts. of  Yutz's home made ice cream. Choose your flavor! Use before November, 2020.

Enjoy an old-fashioned, traditional meal at Loran and April Yoder's Frytown home for 10 people.  Use before May 1, 2020.

Julia Stutzman offers Pizza at Stone Wall Pizza for 4 people.  Use during the summer of 2020 during regular business hours.

Carl and Donna Darby and Kathy Scheuerman will serve a Fondue Meal for 8 People at Darby's Iowa City Home.

Participate in a Pizza Night at Geyer's Oven Pizza, Rural Oxford for 6 people.  Use in summer, June-September 2020 on nights the oven is regularly open. 

Experience a Thai Meal with several entrees for 6-8 people at Bruce and Karen Harvey's home in Kalona sometime between April 1 and November 1, 2020.

"Aunt Bee" and "Andy" a.k.a. Susan and Dick See of Washington, Iowa invite you to a hearty home-cooked meal for 6-8 people guaranteed to "twang your buds." If you've a hankerin', you can check out items from their "Andy Griffith Show" collection and watch a few favorite episodes or play a Mayberry trivia game after dinner. You are welcome to dress up as a Mayberry character or just come as you are!

Roger and Janet Stutzman offer a meal for 8-10 people. Menu will be arranged with the buyer.

Experience a "Bad Taste Dinner Party" for 8 people at Firman and Susan Gingerich's Tiffin home. Date is negotiable "at everybody's inconvenience." Menu will include food your mother never served on Sunday. Guests should come to party dressed in bad taste; bad manners will be expected. This party is not for the faint of heart!

Nyle & Lauralee Kauffman will serve a traditional meal at their home in rural Iowa City for 10-12 people.

Warm up to a 4 course soup supper for 8 people at Marv and Grace Rempel's Frytown home this winter.

Meander through rural Iowa down a long lane to the beautiful homestead belonging to Janet & Doyle Geyer. Enjoy a brunch for 8-10 people. Depending on the time of year, you may choose to eat your meal on their lovely patio.

Craig and Asenath Shetler, offer a choice of a brunch, soup supper, or barbeque dinner for 4 people in their Wellman, Iowa home.

Deb and Verlyn Yoder, Kalona, will provide an outdoor evening of fun and relaxation and good food in June of 2020 for 10 people. Enjoy barbequed ribs with all the fixing's on the pergola with a bonfire if weather permits at the fire pit.

Other Food Items

The Sale will begin traditionally, with the sale of a home-made loaf of bread made and donated by Dr. Scott Eberly, Medical Director of Pleasantview Home.
Sharon Bethel Men

NEW 2019! 
​“Deck the Halls: An Evening of Dinner and Music”.
Tickets to this celebration of Christmas will be sold at the live auction--buy one ticket or as many as you wish!
When: 6:30 Thursday, December 12, 2019
East Union Mennonite Church, 5615 Gable Ave, Kalona, IA (fully accessible facility)
What:  You will be treated to hors d’oeuvres while Erika Rodriguez plays Christmas carols on a harp. Salad, a chicken breast dinner with all the trimmings, and a fantastic dessert bar will follow.
The Sharon Bethel Men will delight your soul with Christmas songs, and we will all join in singing some Christmas carols.
You will not want to miss this delightful evening!
A limited number of tickets will be sold. 

Corn Meal
Bags of Corn Meal donated by Hillcrest Academy FFA. Corn meal was made at the Kalona Fall Festival, and has been kept in the freezer since then.
Kalona Chocolates
Five boxes of 15-piece Chocolates from Kalona Chocolates. The box will be empty - you take it to Kalona Chocolates and exchange it for any 15-piece fresh box of chocolates.
Cheese Curds
Cheese Curds from the Kalona Creamery
Large cans of peanuts donated anonymously.
Dan Fisher will donate 2 cheesecakes (type of cheesecake to be determined--it may not look like this picture) to sell at the live auction.
fruit spreads
Blueberry, Apricot, and Cherry fruit spreads in pint jars and gift box from Iowa Farmhouse & Barntiques
gift box
Gift box with 4 packages Iowa Farmhouse Coffee, metal cup, and truck block donated by Iowa Farmhouse & Barntiques
Eggs donated by Farmers Hen House
Fat-Free Milk
Fat-Free, 2%, whole, and chocolate milk donated by Kalona Organics the day of the Benefit.
Twin County Dairy, Inc donated the popular Jarlsberg and Baby Swiss wheels for many years. They are no longer in operation, but we will have this same cheese available in limited quantities this year.
Beef and Pork packages
Locally grown beef and pork (USDA inspected) will be sold in frozen packages.
Boyd's Bologna
Boyd's Bologna