Looking to eat local for the holidays? Here's a listing of Southeast Iowa producers who will have products available for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Read more about Eating Local for the Holidays
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! Read more about Celebrating Apple Month
On August 5th, we attended the Fruit & Vegetable Field Day at the ISU Horticulture Research Station and learned about the various horticulture-related research that is happening this year. Read more about Fruit & Vegetable Field Day at ISU
Do you know what a CSA is? It stands for community supported ag and the Jones Family Farm began theirs for the first time this summer. Read more about Interested in a CSA? Check out Jones Family Farm!
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. Read more about Mooo'ving into June
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. Read more about Celebrating Egg Month!
On April 22, Earth Day, Des Moines County Master Gardeners and community members gathered at Homestead 1839 in West Burlington to learn about planting fruit trees. Read more about Fruit Tree Planting Workshop
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. Read more about Raised Bed Building Workshop