The steering Committee of the Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market, in cooperation with Four Mounds Foundation, are pleased to announce the following three recipients of this year’s Traci C. LoBianco Award:
Mac Ahnen,“Mr. A Hydro,” will use his share to expand his hydroponic operation. Mac has been providing Dubuque’s winter market with several varieties of hydroponic greens.
Claire Herting will buy shelves for her root cellar. Herting Family Produce has long been a staple at Dubuque’s winter and summer markets. They offer a wide variety of noncertified organic vegetables, eggs, and houseplants.
Eric and Julie Jansen, Better Belgian Waffle LLC, will buy an additional waffle maker. New to Dubuque markets, the Jansens have introduced to Dubuque authentic Liege Belgian waffles.
Each recipient will receive $250 to improve their operations.
The Traci C. LoBianco Award is in memory of Traci who was instrumental in getting the Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market up and running. She had a passion for locally grown and produced foods and understood the importance of giving the farmer a place to sell their products after summer market closed. The application process is open in the spring to participating vendors. Contact Paula Connors for more information at (563) 690-0320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.