Tag Archives: Local food

The Customer is Always Right– but They Lie

A friend worked at a fast food restaurant and spoke about their policy of replacing food items that were wrong when the order was prepared. For example, if a person asked for a burger with no pickles, and pickles were … Continue reading

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North Liberty Seeks Urban Chickens

It is with a bit of trepidation that I venture into an expository piece about urban chickens. As people continue to move from rural areas to cities, attracted by jobs, apartments, and a type of society reliant upon the aggregation … Continue reading

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Tomato Sandwiches on RAGBRAI

BUSSEY– Trish Nelson is enjoying RAGBRAI and sent a brief note with a couple of photos. Trish wrote on her mobile device, “another shot of the tomato sandwiches being made. Very Iowa. Selling like hotcakes at 2 bucks apiece as … Continue reading

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Toward an Iowa Local Food System

Writing about gardening, farm work, fermentation, soup-making, canning and cooking is personally satisfying, but what is the connection to our broader society? Why does one person’s journey in life with friends and family matter in the broader scope of things? … Continue reading

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“Foodopoly” Author Wenonah Hauter Coming to Iowa

FoodandWaterWatch.org Foodopoly Author Wenonah Hauter Comes to Iowa DES MOINES, IOWA – Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of the national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch, will be in Des Moines, Davenport, and Iowa City discussing her new book, … Continue reading

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Friday Food Talk: It’s Local, Sustainable And Delicious

by Martha Schut We spent a lovely afternoon a few days ago at Rapid Creek Ranch, owned by Doug and Pam Darrow and managed by their son Justin Wade. The farm sits on a beautiful 280 rolling acres just south … Continue reading

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Friday Food Talk: Righteous Porkchop Hits Eastern Iowa

An acclaimed investigation into the conditions and effects of factory farms has been selected as the 2012 title for the community reading program known as Linn Area Reads. Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms by … Continue reading

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Local Food Summit in Iowa City

IOWA CITY— More than 80 local food producers and buyers convened during the second annual “Come to the Table Local Food Summit” at the Johnson County Extension Office on Feb. 10 in Iowa City. The purpose of the event was … Continue reading

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Come To The Table: Local Food Summit

The second annual Come to the Table: Local Food Summit of Producers & Purchasers will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Johnson County Extension office, 3109 Old Highway 218 S. in Iowa City. The … Continue reading

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