By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine VAN HORNE – As many farmers are forced to expand their operations to stay in business, Ann and Eric Franzenburg intentionally found ways to keep their farm small. The couple, along with their three adult children, operate Pheasant Run Farm near Van Horne, Iowa, which supplies fresh cut flowers, produce […]
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Flowers for the socially conscious
By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine Anne Armitage sells locally grown flowers at Bark & Bloom in the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, but sourcing locally is nearly impossible for Midwestern florists in the winter. “It’s very challenging,” said Armitage, who has to rely on what wholesale suppliers make available in Iowa during cold weather […]
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 […]