CEDAR RAPIDS – A chilly spring delayed the morel mushroom season in parts of Iowa, or so says my mushroom “source.” Fortunately, some Iowans are finding them, as morels will be sold during the Houby Days festival this weekend in Cedar Rapids.
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So many people I’ve talked to this weekend were in the process, or at least planning, to make salsa. From what I’m hearing from area CSAs, farmers market vendors and gardeners, this has been an excellent season
Catch that rain last night? My rain barrel did. With forecasts still calling for freezing temperatures in Iowa, I consulted Rich Patterson of the Indian Creek Nature Center to see if it was safe to set up the barrel for the season. Patterson had set up his rain barrels Sunday (April 7,) he said, “so […]