By Cindy Hadish High-tech means of selling fresh produce and other farm products aren’t necessarily at odds with the “old school” method of face-to-face sales at farmers markets, according to local foods advocates. That perception will undergo a test as the winter farmers market season gets underway, at the same time two online sales platforms […]
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Last call: Season ends soon for Iowa’s o
The final outdoor farmers markets of the season are fast-approaching. Many markets ended their seasons last month, but nearly 20 in Eastern Iowa will continue for another week or so. You can still find potatoes, cabbage, fall root crops such as beets, tomatoes, winter squash and more, along with locally raised meat, eggs, honey and […]
Iowa farmers markets move indoors for th...
By Cindy Hadish (c) Homegrown Iowan Fans of local foods don’t have a long wait between the end of the outdoor farmers market season in Iowa and the start of indoor markets. The last of those “summer” markets ended this week, and already, customers can find their fill of fresh produce, baked goods, local meats […]
Volunteers needed to help remove invasiv...
Bright red berries make oriental bittersweet an attractive decoration, but those berries are viable as seeds that have helped spread this invasive species. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, along with other groups, needs volunteers to help remove oriental bittersweet from one of Iowa’s parks. See more from the DNR: