The farmers market season has been underway for a good month now, but this Saturday, June 4, is one that many in the Cedar Rapids area anticipate, with the first Downtown Farmers Market of the season taking place from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Presented by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, the market has become […]
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See the largest morel mushroom winner an...
CEDAR RAPIDS – For a weekend predicted to be marred by rain and even severe storms, the weather turned out to be nearly perfect for Houby Days in Czech Village. Houby is the Czech word for mushroom and morel fans could find mushrooms in the houby breakfast and other foods sold on 16th Avenue, as […]
Houby Days 2014 photo gallery: morel mus...
CEDAR RAPIDS – Morel mushroom lovers had to act fast to buy their favorite delicacy during Houby Days in Cedar Rapids. Shortly after sales began of the 20 pounds of morels that were brought in to sell during the festival, the sponge-like fungi sold out. “The mushrooms went quick,” said Deb Christensen, of the Czech […]
Biggest tomato, ever – the SteakHouse –
Seed catalogs are on their way and so are the new plant introductions. Burpee sent along information about this new, incredibly large “SteakHouse” tomato. For those of us with little space to spare in the garden, the container sweet corn sounds interesting, as well. Here is more from Burpee on the seed company’s latest offerings:
Weekend photo gallery: Cedar Rapids Down...
Flood worries were set aside Saturday, June 1, as incessant rains let up in time for the first Downtown Farmers Market of the season and the Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll. I missed out on the chocolate-covered bacon, but was able to feed my addiction for Mickey Miller’s handmade truffles at Mount Vernon Confections during the […]