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.
EatFreshSEI went to visit the Keokuk Farmer's Market to gather the best farmers market tips for all of you!
Head out to a local berry farm this summer to celebrate blueberry month!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This post is a recap of a Wellness Workshop held at the Fellowship Cup in Mt. Pleasant in April of 2018. Included are tip sheets for growing herbs and recipes from the event.