Articles related to Local Foods

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 15:22

Producers interested in retail sales at farmers markets and food stores will learn how Iowa State research experts are helping growers with their crop management, profitability and quality of produce.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:49

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers free online Food Safety Training for farmers market vendors and managers, as well as in-depth Good Agricultural Practices training.

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 09:06

With help from ISU Extension and Outreach groups, community gardens, including a large one at Mulford Evangelical Free Church, are taking root across the Muscatine community.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 14:23

Many crop producers are using best management practices to reduce and control nutrient loss and soil erosion from crop land. These same conservation methods can be applied to large-scale gardens and commercial vegetable production. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is releasing two new publications about combining cover crops and strip-tillage systems and their use in vegetable production.

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 08:40

The conference theme “Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland” will include a keynote presentation focused on accessing fresh produce through the Campaign

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 15:31

The Wills Family Orchard is hosting an evening field day to showcase research projects related to establishing high-density orchards.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 15:50

Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-Up shares knowledge gleaned from local foods work and research in northeast Iowa. It is one of a series describing and suggesting proven ways to further develop systems of local food distribution and sales.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:53

Visitors can enjoy a horticulture tour through the Lyon County Fair Grounds gardens and taste locally-sourced food at the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Garden Tour and Local Food Tasting Tuesday, July 21, in Rock Rapids.

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 11:35

Extension staff from Iowa State University, University of Minnesota and South Dakota State University will provide families with information on everything from food safety education and stretching food dollars as the cost of eggs and poultry increases to implementing strategies to manage a family’s finances and stress during tough times.