(Editor’s note: Check with the establishments on updated hours/closures when planning your trip.) By Cindy Hadish Three distinct cultures intertwine among the quaint towns and picturesque hills of the Iowa Valley Scenic Byway. The 70-mile route meanders through Tama, Benton and Iowa counties across its namesake, the Iowa River valley, in east-central Iowa. At one […]
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BY CINDY HADISH HOMESTEAD, Iowa – Andy and Lalanya Bodenbender aren’t intentionally trendy. What some perceive as the latest craze — from their tattooed wedding bands to the hearty kale they grow — the Bodenbenders embrace as their way of life. That goes for the local foods emphasis at their store, Henry’s Village Market, too.
When Keith and Karen Lackore ran out of neighbors to bestow their extra large, extra sweet, candy onions, they turned to an alternative close to home. “They can only eat so much,” Karen joked about the couple’s neighbors, while selling vegetables at the Oxford Farmers Market. The Lackores were first-time vendors at the market, which […]