By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine IOWA CITY – Children of different backgrounds play together in farm fields as their parents share water, tools and advice while gardening at the Johnson County Poor Farm. The Iowa Valley Global Food Project is one of the ways the community is taking the Poor Farm back to its roots […]
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Solon man to boost local foods initiativ...
Iowa’s Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) programs do an incredible amount of work in expanding the market for local foods, growing economic development, spotlighting the state’s Scenic Byways and more. Read on for news from the Iowa Valley RC&D about further strengthening local foods initiatives through a new hire, as well as an upcoming program […]
“Down to Earth” Jason Grimm serves as a
By Cindy Hadish/For Radish Magazine People seeking information about Iowa’s local foods scene often turn to Jason Grimm. “He knows everyone,” said Les Beck, Linn County Planning & Development Director, who has served on several conference panels with Grimm. “Whenever I introduce him, I say he is one of the most connected people in Iowa, […]
Digital divide? New options battle tradi...
Just this week, Overstock introduced a nationwide, online means of ordering fresh farmers market produce that can be delivered to your door. While the Salt Lake City-based business touts its national scope, it hasn’t yet made its way to Iowa. Still, just last night, ProduceRun officially launched in Cedar Rapids and the web-based Iowa Valley […]
Sample local foods and visit new site du...
CEDAR RAPIDS – If you’re a fan of local foods and still not a member of the Iowa Valley Food Co-op, be sure to make it to this upcoming event. The Cedar Rapids-based co-op, which uses an online ordering system, will have an open house from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at its new location […]
“Come to the Table” summit highlights ec
The Fourth Annual Come to the Table summit will bring together local food buyers and local food producers to help foster relationships and expand the local foods market. The event is set for Friday, Feb. 7, at the ISU Extension Office in Iowa City. A $15 fee covers registration with lunch. Here is more about […]
Iowa Valley Food Co-op makes a move to n...
I’ve been following the progress of the Iowa Valley Food Co-op from when it was still just an idea and am excited to see their new site in the historic Kingston Village area of Cedar Rapids. If you’re not already a member, consider dropping by on Dec. 18. You can find out more about the […]
Community garden’s success to be celebra
CEDAR RAPIDS – Karl Cassell and a small crew of dedicated volunteers transformed a vacant lot into a bountiful garden this summer in Wellington Heights. Now, the community is invited to celebrate that success during a harvest party, set for 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. The celebration will be at 1415 Bever Ave. SE. […]
Video: Behind the scenes of the Iowa Val...
CEDAR RAPIDS – Eastern Iowa is fortunate to have a good number of farmers markets, a growing contingent of Community Supported Agriculture programs and one of the newest local foods options, the Iowa Valley Food Co-op.
Iowa City’s “Come to the Table” aims to
Living in the bread basket of the world, it’s eye-opening to realize that most of the food we Iowans buy is imported from other states and countries. We’ve been lucky to have groups like the Iowa Valley RC&D and now the Field to Family Regional Food Coalition, which work to increase the accessibility […]