About the area

The small town of Oxford, Iowa, is about 6 miles northwest of our house. It’s mainly residential but has two cool antique shops, plus a great hair salon and a bar on Augusta Ave. If you want to grab lunch or a treat, your best bet is Tiffin, to the east. We like Jon’s Ice Cream and Casa Tequila.

Other nearby stuff to do:

Walk around Kent Park, of course! Beauty abounds. There’s a lake and lots of trails for wandering, jogging, biking, dog-walking, etc.

Stop by Rapid Creek Ranch for pastured beef, chicken, and eggs.
3727 Calkins Ave. SW, Oxford, IA 52322 (just down the road!)
Owner: Doug Darrow. Call ahead to make sure he’s home.

Go to Stacie’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop for a plant or bouquet.
3691 James Ave. SW, Oxford, IA
Owner: Stacie Neuzil

Amana and Williamsburg are about 20 minutes west of our farm, and both have plenty of charming shops and cafes.