Last year, our family was honored with Heritage Farm recognition for the family farm near Chelsea, Iowa. The state’s Heritage and Century Farm program offers a wonderful opportunity to research the past while celebrating the present and looking forward to the future of Iowa’s family farms. A June 1 deadline was announced today for this […]
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Iowa farms that reach a milestone of 100 or 150 years under the same family can qualify for a special honor. The Century (100-year) and Heritage (150-year) Farm Program recognizes those achievements during an award ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Our family farm in rural Chelsea received the honor a few years ago, making […]
Seed catalogs are on their way and so are the new plant introductions. Burpee sent along information about this new, incredibly large “SteakHouse” tomato. For those of us with little space to spare in the garden, the container sweet corn sounds interesting, as well. Here is more from Burpee on the seed company’s latest offerings:
CEDAR RAPIDS – I’ve never seen kids so excited about vegetables as I did earlier this month on a visit to our community garden in southeast Cedar Rapids. Several neighborhood children picked tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, with one of the boys vowing to make a salad for his dad’s birthday that day. They rode their […]
In speaking with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey last week, he mentioned that his favorite day of the year happens during the Iowa State Fair. That’s when Northey has the honor of recognizing Iowa farms that have been in families for generations as part of the Century and Heritage Farm program.