MARION, Iowa — Gardeners who rely on local plant sales for gorgeous blooms and bountiful harvests are still able to make their purchases, even in the wake of coronavirus social distancing recommendations. The Linn County Master Gardener plant sale will move its sales online for the first time in the annual event’s 38 years. Gardening […]
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Digital divide? New options battle tradi...
Just this week, Overstock introduced a nationwide, online means of ordering fresh farmers market produce that can be delivered to your door. While the Salt Lake City-based business touts its national scope, it hasn’t yet made its way to Iowa. Still, just last night, ProduceRun officially launched in Cedar Rapids and the web-based Iowa Valley […]
“Virtual farmers markets” use modern tec
By Cindy Hadish/for Edible Iowa River Valley magazine Kim Burnett-Hanssen is passionate about local foods, but can do without the chaos sometimes found at large farmers markets. “I work nights and I’m not a big crowd person,” said Burnett-Hanssen, a communications specialist at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. When she heard about the […]
Farming advice offered through online Pr...
Farmers in need of advice on atypical crop insurance, marketing their food and much more can find answers from other farmers during the Practical Farmers of Iowa fall “farminar” series. The free, online sessions begin Nov. 5 and are open to anyone with Internet access. Here is more from Practical Farmers of Iowa:
Floodwaters move Linn County 4-H silent ...
An auction to support the Linn County 4-H was postponed when floodwaters from the Wapsipinicon River were predicted to reach unprecedented levels, just at the Linn County Fair was underway. The silent auction has since been moved online, with bidding open until July 31, 2013. Here is more from Linn County ISU Extension: