You’ll have a chance to meet your local farmer face-to-face during Iowa City’s 10th Annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair. The event, which is free, is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Iowa City Marketplace (formerly Sycamore Mall) at 1600 Sycamore St. in Iowa City.
Monthly archives for February, 2014
A new Gallup poll shows that just over 27 percent of adults in the United States are obese, the highest rate since the measure was tracked beginning in 2008. That rate includes a new high among those considered “morbidly obese.” The current Gallup data doesn’t include a state-by-state breakdown, but does compare age groups, income […]
Corporate agribusiness shouldn’t merit a seat at the table of the largest organic farming conferences in America, according to one group. As the MOSES organic farming conference gets underway Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, The Cornucopia Institute is crying foul over the scheduled appearance of an employee of WhiteWave, the former branded products division of Dean […]
Iowa is moving up in the agricultural world. Preliminary U.S. Census data shows the state has seen increases in ag production and the value of crops and livestock sold, surpassing Texas, Illinois and California in those three categories. Here is more from Iowa Secretary of State Bill Northey’s office:
CEDAR RAPIDS – Rich Patterson will take on a different role at the Indian Creek Nature Center’s upcoming Maple Syrup Festival. Patterson is officially ending his career at the Nature Center on Feb. 28 and will be volunteering both mornings at the 2014 Syrup Fest on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2.
UPDATE: NewBo City Market announced that Saucy Focaccia will replace one of the anchor merchants leaving the market. See more about the new vendor below. (Posted Feb. 22, 2014) CEDAR RAPIDS – Customers will have to go elsewhere for their soul food and borscht. Iowa Soul Food Company and Russian Delights ended their run this […]
Michael DeCapria is one of those Renaissance men who seem to have accomplished a bit of everything in life. I met Michael in Kirkwood’s Viticulture class last year, where I don’t think he missed a day in the entire eight months of the course and was, above all, always entertaining. Michael is teaching Wine, Beer […]
With reports this week of Emerald Ash Borer infestations in two more Iowa counties, it’s only a matter of time before the invasive pest wreaks havoc throughout the state. After hearing the latest news, a friend in northeast Cedar Rapids asked what she should do about her front-yard ash tree. Linn County has yet to […]
By Cindy Hadish/For the Corridor Business Journal MOUNT VERNON – Just 4 miles west of Mount Vernon, Palisades-Kepler State Park has proved inspiring to more than hikers, campers and anglers. New owner Rachel Sauter has chosen to christen her Mount Vernon cafe in honor of the local park. Palisades Cafe, 117 W. First St., will […]