Experience Farm-to-Fork tour in Cherokee County June 20
Cherokee, Iowa - Tour local farms in Cherokee County during Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, Flavors of Northwest Iowa's "Farm to Fork" bus tour on June 20.
There are two places to join the bus tour. The bus leaves the Woodbury County extension office in Sioux City at 7:30 a.m. located across the street from the Southern Hills Mall and at 8:30 a.m. from the K-Mart parking lot in Cherokee located off Hwy 59. The bus returns approximately 3 p.m. to the K-Mart parking lot in Cherokee and 4 p.m. to the Woodbury County extension office in Sioux City.
Destinations in the morning include the Calumet Hydroponic Tomato Farm, ISU Research Farm and Dr. Brian Fulton’s Nut Tree Farm. Next travel to Aurelia for lunch at Smokin’ Nichols BBQ. The tour ends at the Scott and Deb Koch farm featuring vegetables grown in high tunnels and a look at their aronia berry patch. Each stop includes an in-depth farm tour.
“Research shows people want to know where their food is grown. Many search for locally grown food and we offer several opportunities to connect the people of Iowa to locally grown food,” states Laurie Taylor, ISU Extension and Outreach regional foods and master gardener coordinator. “This tour will not disappoint.”
ISU Extension and Outreach Flavors of Northwest Iowa is aimed at connecting people to locally grown food and flavors in Northwest Iowa.
Learn more at www.flavorsofnorthwestiowa.org or the ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cherokee or call the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee County at (712) 225-6196 to register.There is no fee this year for this tour sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach in Cherokee.
ISU Extension and Outreach puts the university’s research and resources to work throughout the state. Extension and Outreach is about people and education is our mission. We’re focused on feeding people, keeping them healthy, helping their communities to prosper and thrive, and turning the world over to the next generation in better shape than we found it.
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