Blogs

blueberries "Berry" Excited about Blueberry Month
July, 2, 2019

Head out to a local berry farm this summer to celebrate blueberry month!

Jones Family Farm Sign Interested in a CSA? Check out Jones Family Farm!
June, 20, 2019

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.  

HillTop Dairy Calf Mooo'ving into June
June, 6, 2019

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.

Eggs From Sunny Side Up Ranch Celebrating Egg Month!
May, 17, 2019

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.

bare root fruit tree planting demonstration Fruit Tree Planting Workshop
April, 30, 2019

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.

Putting the raised bed boxes together Raised Bed Building Workshop
April, 8, 2019

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.

market tents set up at WIinegard facotry in West Burlington Pop-Up Farmers Market at Winegard
February, 11, 2019

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.

a variety of herb plants Growing & Cooking with Fresh Herbs
February, 11, 2019

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.