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Celebrating Apple Month

Submitted by mhoenig on Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:15

October is Apple Month, and we would like to celebrate the apple producers in Southeast Iowa!  

Make sure you stop out and support your local apple farmer this month!

Mooo'ving into June

Submitted by gracew2 on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 13:56

The Rising Star Interns celebrated dairy month by heading to not only one, but two dairy farms! Hilltop Dairy in northern Henry County and Hinterland Dairy in Lee County.

Celebrating Egg Month!

Submitted by gracew2 on Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:09

On May 16th the Rising Star Interns visited a local egg farm to help celebrate egg month. While on this visit to the Sunny Side Up Ranch they were able to indulge in the complete egg farm experience from feeding the chickens to washing the eggs.

Raised Bed Building Workshop

Submitted by mhoenig on Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:03

A workshop held on Saturday, April 6th at Homestead 1839, the site of the Des Moines County Master Gardeners Donation Garden. Participants learned about the various types of raised beds, why they are a good investment for a home garden, and techniques for building and growing in raised beds.

Pop-Up Farmers Market at Winegard

Submitted by mhoenig on Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:32

In collaboration with Great River Corporate Wellness, the Eat Fresh Southeast Iowa team (ISU Rising Star interns) organized a Pop-Up Farmers Market at Winegard in Burlington July 17, 2018.  The event provided Winegard employees with easy access to farm fresh foods, the opportunity to try recipes made with seasonal produce, and the chance to learn more about where/how they can access local foods.

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