The Fifth Annual Come to the Table Summit is set for this week. This year’s event will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th St. SE in Cedar Rapids. Come to the Table brings together farmers and other producers of food and the schools, hospitals, chefs, […]
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Month: March 2015
I’m not as concerned to whom Chris Soules might propose in the final episode of “The Bachelor” as I was with the TV show’s portrayal of Iowa. Dubbed as the corny “Prince Farming,” the show seemed destined for the stereotypical hay bale and flannel shirt depiction of our home state, but fortunately, that hasn’t come […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – In case you missed its opening in December, New Pioneer Food Co-op celebrated its new store today with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening. The new store, at 3338 Center Point Rd. NE, was packed for the celebration, with traffic at a slow crawl for those looking for parking. Shoppers don’t have to […]
It might not feel like spring, but you’ll want to “spring ahead” with your clocks this weekend, as we switch to Daylight Saving Time. The switch happens at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, the earliest date on the calendar that it can occur, as it begins every year on the second Sunday of March.
If you’re a gardener, you’re likely already keeping track of precipitation where you live. Iowa is recruiting volunteers to do so on a daily basis as part of a nationwide network. I looked up the rain gauge the network sells and it’s about $30, and it sounds like you can use your own, if you […]
Good news for monarch butterflies comes with the announcement from Iowa State University about a new statewide effort to support the habitat of monarchs. While some of the partners might raise eyebrows, funding has to come from somewhere and at least this is an admirable cause to support. Here is more about this week’s announcement […]