Kristin Porter

Kristin Porter is a wife, mom and blogger from Des Moines. Kristin started her blog Iowa Girl Eats in 2009 which focuses on fresh, family-friendly, gluten-free recipes made with every day, in-season ingredients. For Kristin, food is much more than a meal on a plate; it creates connections and memories that last a lifetime.

Though she’s an Iowa girl through-and-through, Kristin’s “farm visits” consisted of trips to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch until she teamed up with the Iowa Food & Family Project in 2013. Since then, Kristin has embarked on an agricultural learning journey in an effort to discover more about how our food is grown and raised, and to meet the farmers behind that food. Through her various farm tours, Kristin has gained a greater understanding of farm families and their dedication to the crops, animals, and communities they’re proud to play a role in. Connect with Kristin on her blog at