By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine The six-month shelf life of Tracey Norman’s nut butters likely hold little consequence to most of her customers. Jars of the natural nut butters — in tantalizing flavors such as white chocolate almond; salted cashew; cappuccino peanut butter and dark chocolate hazelnut — are typically eaten long before the expiration […]
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Month: September 2015
So many events are happening this weekend, and we’re not talking football. The Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Fest, Iowa’s first Native American style flute festival, is happening at Prairiewoods in Hiawatha. The festivities kicked off this morning (Friday, Sept. 25) to be followed by three days of live music, mind/body/spirit wellness workshops, nature activities and […]
On a freelance assignment this weekend on a farm in western Iowa, I bumped into former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, looking rather refreshed after being retired since the end of his term in January. Harkin last month endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president and wasn’t back-tracking on his decision.
CEDAR RAPIDS – The Indian Creek Nature Center’s Honey Fest is changing to a Saturday this year and has additional features for this annual event. Check out photos from last year’s Honey Fest here, and read on for more from the Indian Creek Nature Center about this year’s event, coming Saturday, Sept. 19:
By Cindy Hadish/for the Corridor Business Journal CEDAR RAPIDS — Sonia Kendrick uses her best “sales” pitch. “Fresh vegetables,” she calls out to small groups of people as they walk past her converted green bus. “They’re organic! They’re free!” The last part is the most difficult point in convincing passersby; those fresh, organic vegetables on […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – The gardens at Noelridge Park have been the site of some really incredible events this summer, with more scheduled for the fall. Free plant cutting demonstrations are the latest activities, with three dates scheduled: Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1, all beginning at 9 a.m.
By Cindy Hadish/for The Iowa Source This month’s Field to Family annual Local Foods Festival shines a bright spotlight on the vibrant local foods scene in Iowa City. A Local Food Fair, Culinary Walk, Farm to School Farmer Fair and Share the Harvest Dinner are all part of the festival, taking place from Sept. 16-20. […]
It’s no wonder that some of the vendors were a bit overwhelmed at the first Market After Dark in Cedar Rapids. Organizers said the inaugural event on Aug. 29, 2015, drew an estimated crowd of 34,000 to downtown Cedar Rapids.