UPDATE, Feb. 4, 2020: Andy Dunham added the following comments regarding the decision by Grinnell Heritage Farm to scale back its operations. “We stopped doing farmers markets last season because, after looking at the numbers, we found that we were not gaining ground by going to markets, even in IC or especially DM. We could […]
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Lucky’s Market begins clearance sales af
IOWA CITY – More than three years after opening to crowds in Iowa City, the state’s first Lucky’s Market will be closing its doors. Related: Three-way grocery store race Lucky’s made this announcement on Facebook: “After more than three and a half years of serving the local community, we regret to inform you that we […]
Eating local at Eastern Iowa restaurants
By Cindy Hadish/for Lure magazine Take one bite into a smoked pork belly slider at the Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery and it’s obvious this isn’t your typical “bar food.” Quarter Barrel, 616 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, is among the Corridor restaurants making a conscious effort to locally source their ingredients, to provide higher […]
Rediscovering our Food System in Iowa
An event coming up next week in Johnson County, Iowa, will bring together six sectors of our food system to help spur conversation and move forward toward a common vision. Learn more about the free event here: Join us Thursday, February 4th, 2016, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. for Alliances—Rediscovering our Food System, a public forum where we will […]
NewBo City Market hires new director
CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s hard to believe it was only a little over three years ago that the NewBo City Market opened its doors. Since then it has hosted numerous events such as culinary classes, BBQ & Brew, Meet Me at the Market and even political rallies. But the market has been without a leader […]
Iowa’s Western Skies Scenic Byway offers
(Editor’s note: Check with the establishments on updated hours/closures when planning your trip.) By Cindy Hadish/for Edible Iowa River Valley Vibrant small towns and idyllic views of rural Iowa define the Western Skies Scenic Byway, stretching 142-miles-long through Harrison, Shelby, Audubon and Guthrie counties in west-central Iowa. “One big part of the uniqueness of this […]
New Lucky’s Market opens to crowds in Io
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan IOWA CITY – The first Lucky’s Market in Iowa opened this week at the former Sycamore Mall in Iowa City and joins other grocery stores that have opened in recent months with a focus on local products. “It’s just really great food at a really great price,” Lucky’s regional manager, Mike […]
Eating our way through Community Support...
This won’t earn me the Mother of the Year award, but I felt somewhat proud about the snack I served my sons last week. It took little effort on my part, other than opening a container of just-picked locally grown strawberries and slicing a loaf of freshly baked whole-wheat sourdough bread.
Find Iowa’s list of 2015 CSA farms here
If you’re in the Iowa City area, you still have a chance to meet local farmers who operate Community Supported Agriculture farms during a CSA Fair this Thursday, Feb. 26, at the University of Iowa College of Public Health Building. Find more information about that event here and in the meantime, the Leopold Center for […]
Meet your local farmers at two Iowa City...
Those of you in the Iowa City area have not one, but two opportunities to meet your local farmers at upcoming events this month. From noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair will be held at the Iowa City Public Library, followed by another CSA Fair from noon to […]