Fareway – Cresco 815


112 S Elm St, Cresco, IA 52136


Jerome Waterbeck, Manager


563.547.5252 main store
563.547.5333 meat department

The first Fareway Store opened for business at 624 Story Street in Boone, Iowa, on May 12, 1938. Our first ad featured coffee at 14 cents a pound and a “regular package” of Wheaties for 10 cents. Even then, our commitment to only selling USDA Choice beef cuts was evident, with offerings of USDA Choice Sirloin or T-bone steaks for 25 cents a pound.

All Fareway employees strive to uphold our company values each and every day: Providing fresh, high quality meat and produce

Treating our customers like family and taking pride in delighting them with:

  • Remarkably clean stores
  • Personalized service
  • Efficient shopping and checkout
  • Low, competitive prices


  • Valuing our dedicated employees beyond measure and firmly believing they are the reason for our success
  • Supporting and partnering with local businesses, communities and farmers
  • Donating time and resources to charitable organizations both large and small
  • Caring about the health of our planet and use eco-friendly practices at our stores
  • Holding family values in the highest regard
  • Demonstrating integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with customers, employees, vendors and suppliers

To let our employees spend time with their families we are closed on the following Holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve (only open 8am-5pm)
  • Christmas Day

Find us on Facebook at FarewayCresco815 and on Twitter @farewaycresco815.


  • Monday – Saturday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Fareway – Cresco 815 is a proud member of the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce and accepts Cresco Chamber Dollars.

Categories: Cresco Food