Wednesday, April 23, 2014
   
Lifestyle Locally Grown

Local Farmers’ Markets

Spring is here and so are the Farmers’ Markets. Farmers’ Markets support small family farms by providing a viable place for them to sell their farm-fresh produce directly to the consumer and provides a festive, educational and beneficial event. Some, if not most, also feature arts and crafts and many feature bedding plants that you can use to start your own gardens.

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Iowa State University Ranked Among Top Universities in World in Agriculture and Forestry

Iowa State University (ISU) has been ranked fifth in the world among universities in the area of agriculture and forestry by a British organization’s annual university rankings.

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Now’s the Time to Sign Up for a CSA

Winter isn’t long departed, and Iowa’s vegetable farmers are already digging into preparations for summer’s bounty of fresh greens and juicy tomatoes. Many of these farmers run Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) businesses that let you subscribe for a regular (usually weekly) share of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. With spring in the air, now is the perfect time to join a CSA near you.

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The Johnson Honey Farm is the Bee’s Knees

The Johnson Honey Farm is the Bee’s Knees

Bill Johnson may very well be one of the sweetest men in Clayton County, IA… literally. And with over 350 beehives, 22 years of beekeeping experience, and an international retail base of honey loving customers, Bill, 67, has a longer “honey do” list than most men. But he doesn’t seem to mind being “busy as a bee.” Who could expect less from the Guttenberg, IA beekeeper?

Lifestyle, Locally Grown | By Barbara Sue Schubert

Dubuque Food Co-op Soon to Open its Doors

Dubuque Food Co-op Soon to Open its Doors

The tri-state area will have the opportunity to take their food shopping experience to a whole new unique level this spring with the opening of The Dubuque Food Co-op, the Dubuque area’s first member-owned natural, organic, and local food store.

Lifestyle, Locally Grown | By Barbara Sue Schubert

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