SOLON – It was a case of too many good things happening at once. I missed out on this Sunday’s Fourth Annual Culinary Ride, part of the Field to Family Festival, because I was at another festival in Cedar Rapids. Fortunately, my cousin, Judy Beuter, helped me live vicariously. Her farm in rural Solon was […]
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Just love this new statewide program coming from the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines. The zoo is teaming up with 10 organizations to introduce Plant.Grow.Fly., a conservation effort to bring back native pollinators. Through Plant.Grow.Fly., Iowans are encouraged to plant pollinator habitat in yards, schools and businesses.
By Cindy Hadish/Corridor Business Journal CEDAR RAPIDS – Gastronomic changes are coming to a Cedar Rapids hot spot. Several new restaurants are planned for the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District, while other food establishments have ended their run. One of the most noticeable differences involves a replacement for Capones restaurant and bar, which closed […]
It’s not every day that I’d spend $6 on a piece of cake. But I jumped at the opportunity to have one last morsel at the Lincoln Cafe after stalking, er, waiting to catch up with owner Matt Steigerwald for an interview.
When giving thanks this Thursday, remember your local growers and producers who make those delectable meals possible! I stocked up for Thanksgiving dinner at the indoor Mount Vernon Farmers Market on Saturday, where I bought stone-ground corn; sweet potatoes; carrots; squash; locally produced meats; kale and more. (The tantalizing chocolates from Mount Vernon Confections are […]
I’ve mentioned the Iowa Organic Conference a few times already, but in case you haven’t heard, this annual event is set for Nov. 17 to 18, 2013, at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City. The keynote speaker, Bob Quinn, an organic farmer from Montana, will discuss the benefits of biodiversity. Much more is scheduled […]