CEDAR RAPIDS – Alyssa Aronson asks third graders at Kenwood Leadership Academy how many have been on a farm. A few raise their hands. Previous generations of Iowans often had relatives who farmed, but many children who spend their lives in the city, even in the Heartland, no longer have that connection to rural life. […]
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By Cindy Hadish/for The Iowa Source This month’s Field to Family annual Local Foods Festival shines a bright spotlight on the vibrant local foods scene in Iowa City. A Local Food Fair, Culinary Walk, Farm to School Farmer Fair and Share the Harvest Dinner are all part of the festival, taking place from Sept. 16-20. […]
More weekend photos: Culinary Ride!
SOLON – It was a case of too many good things happening at once. I missed out on this Sunday’s Fourth Annual Culinary Ride, part of the Field to Family Festival, because I was at another festival in Cedar Rapids. Fortunately, my cousin, Judy Beuter, helped me live vicariously. Her farm in rural Solon was […]
Culinary Walk, Kids Day at the Market an...
IOWA CITY – More great local foods events are happening soon in Iowa City. This year’s Field to Family Local Food Festival is part of Eat Local Week 2014 and takes place beginning Thursday, Sept. 18, with what sounds like a delicious Culinary Walk in downtown Iowa City. Read more about this year’s festival from […]
“Come to the Table” summit highlights ec
The Fourth Annual Come to the Table summit will bring together local food buyers and local food producers to help foster relationships and expand the local foods market. The event is set for Friday, Feb. 7, at the ISU Extension Office in Iowa City. A $15 fee covers registration with lunch. Here is more about […]
New Pioneer’s Local Plate contest set fo
New Pioneer Food Co-op has announced a new contest to coincide with Eat Local Week, from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8. Here is more from New Pi about their new contest:
Iowa City’s “Come to the Table” aims to
Living in the bread basket of the world, it’s eye-opening to realize that most of the food we Iowans buy is imported from other states and countries. We’ve been lucky to have groups like the Iowa Valley RC&D and now the Field to Family Regional Food Coalition, which work to increase the accessibility […]