UPDATE, Feb. 4, 2020: Andy Dunham added the following comments regarding the decision by Grinnell Heritage Farm to scale back its operations. “We stopped doing farmers markets last season because, after looking at the numbers, we found that we were not gaining ground by going to markets, even in IC or especially DM. We could […]
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Lately, it seems that any event scheduled around a beer tasting or with the promise of local brews is guaranteed to sell out. Museums host discussions over beer, churches are going into bars and craft beer festivals are growing in popularity. The latest “local” beer phenomenon involves one of my favorite topics: locally grown foods.
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.
Short notice, but you’ll be in for a treat if you can make it to Prairiewoods in Hiawatha, this Wednesday, March 18. Prairiewoods is hosting a “Meet the Farmer” event with Grinnell Heritage Farm, which includes a potluck dinner. I visited the farm several years ago when they first moved to organic certification. Their produce […]
I’ve witnessed inspiring Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs at Grinnell Heritage Farm and at Laura Krouse’s Abbe Hills Farm near Mount Vernon and am always happy to spread the word about these great initiatives. Members of a CSA receive weekly shares of a farm’s fresh produce for several months during the growing season and in […]