Short notice, but you’ll be in for a treat if you can make it to Prairiewoods in Hiawatha, this Wednesday, March 18. Prairiewoods is hosting a “Meet the Farmer” event with Grinnell Heritage Farm, which includes a potluck dinner. I visited the farm several years ago when they first moved to organic certification. Their produce […]
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CEDAR RAPIDS – In case you missed its opening in December, New Pioneer Food Co-op celebrated its new store today with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening. The new store, at 3338 Center Point Rd. NE, was packed for the celebration, with traffic at a slow crawl for those looking for parking. Shoppers don’t have to […]
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” author unknown By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine An Iowa food pantry is going beyond giving a hand-out to those in need. The Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry, which offers weekly emergency food assistance […]
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 […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – When New Pioneer Food Co-op opened its doors Dec. 10 in Cedar Rapids, store leaders promised a grand opening at a later date. That date, and a few details have been released. The store, at 3338 Center Point Rd. NE, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Local producers, […]
By Cindy Hadish/For Radish Magazine MOUNT VERNON, IOWA – It’s essential to life as we know it, but most people take the Earth’s soil for granted. Unless you’re a farmer like Laura Krouse. Krouse, owner of Abbe Hills Farm, has spent a lifetime learning about soil and the past 26 years improving it on her […]
I don’t think ConAgra Foods intended any irony in its message on boxes of Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix. With photos of a dairy cow, a bottle of milk and a smiling farmer, the package states: “Al Shepley is on mission to make sure people know what’s in Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa… ‘When they open […]
A new group in Cedar Rapids has formed to educate the public about genetically modified organisms. GMO Awareness of Cedar Rapids began meeting in November and is already hosting its first big event: a free screening of the award-winning documentary, “Genetic Roulette,” on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
CEDAR RAPIDS – New Pioneer Food Co-op opened its new store to an ecstatic group of supporters this morning in Cedar Rapids. “I’ve been waiting for this for 10 long years,” said Mollie Schlue, who joined the co-op 25 years ago while living in Iowa City and moved to Cedar Rapids 10 years ago. “I […]
Soil doesn’t get the attention that, let’s say, a new organic grocery store or seasonally focused restaurant might, but without healthy soil, you wouldn’t have those organic veggies to buy at the store or served on the menu.