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Local Foods Featured in HRIM Quantity Food Production Laboratory

The Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom is proud to feature local Iowa foods during the fall season. The Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management Quantity Food Production Laboratory and HRIM Extension have partnered to bring some of Iowa’s harvest to your table as part of Iowa State University Farm to ISU program. This is one way to support Iowa food producers.


John Kramer, Coordinator of the Quantity Food Production Laboratory states “Serving locally produced foods provides an educational opportunity for our students to better understand food production and increases their awareness of where food comes from. As someone in charge of a retail foodservice, I appreciate the opportunity to provide these fresh quality foods to our customers and keep food dollars in our community”.


Dean and Judy Henry operate the Berry Patch farm outside of Nevada. They provided apples that were used in several menu items: Baked Apple dessert served September 24 and Pear and Apple Salad on October 2nd. The Honey Crisp variety was featured.   


The Berry Patch Farm has grown strawberries, raspberries, vegetables and apples since 1970. Visit their farm or meet them at one of the many local farmers' markets in central Iowa.  Sustainable farming techniques are used in all crops. Some are produced organically and other crops are produced utilizing the latest integrated pest management techniques (IPM). Drip irrigation makes the best use of our pure well water to produce top quality apples and berries for you.