Tuesday, September 01, 2015
   
Lifestyle Locally Grown

Good Farmers’ Markets are Made, Not Born

Good Farmers’ Markets are Made, Not Born

Not all farmers’ markets are created equal. If you’ve been to a few, it won’t take you long to figure that out. It also won’t take you too long to figure out which ones will fit your needs best – and it doesn’t matter if the market is big, small, lean, or over flowing with market items. It’s not always about the availability of marketable wares, as it is about what you need and the overall market environment itself.

Lifestyle, Locally Grown | By Barbara Sue Schubert

The Driving Force behind Galena/Iowa Wine Tours

The Driving Force behind Galena/Iowa Wine Tours

Dennis Dieters is a driving force, and when you’re the owner and operator of Galena/Iowa Wine Tours, Inc., that’s an important driver seat to be in. Dennis provides entertaining and informative tours of the Upper Mississippi Valley Wine Region to an attentive audience that wants to totally experience the libations crafted by passionate winemakers, craft beer producers, and local distilleries along the way.

Lifestyle, Locally Grown | By Barbara Sue Schubert

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

Jerry and Wanda Brink, of Elkader, IA, are passionately hog wild about what they do. When you’re raising and selling 200 head of walking bacon and pork chops as part of your livelihood, punctuated by another 100 head of beef, passion is what it’s all about according to the Brinks.

Lifestyle, Locally Grown | By Barbara Sue Schubert

Growing Season Webinars in Dubuque

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Dubuque County is hosting the sixth annual “Growing Season” webinar series at Dubuque, Iowa. Gardeners will learn about creative ideas for theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs.

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When Opportunity Knocks…

When Opportunity Knocks…

It’s often been said, “When one door closes, another door opens.” For the hundreds or rural gardeners surrounding the Scales Mound and Galena Jo Daviess County area, there’s been much concern over the past year on what direction Janie Stadel’s 21-year-old greenhouse doors were going to swing.

Lifestyle, Locally Grown | By Barbara Sue Schubert

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