Kick It with Carrots! The Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Network‘s statewide campaign and associated materials highlight carrots as the most chill vegetable of the summer. With this collective focus on this familiar, readily-available local veggie, we hope to increase participation of children at summer meal sites and support local producers. CLICK HERE … Continue reading 2021 Farm to Summer application now open: Kick It with Carrots!
by Chelsea Krist, FFED farm to school specialist Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition partners recently won a Farm to Early Care and Education Implementation Grant. The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists funded the project. Its title is Racial Equity in Iowa Farm to School and Early Care: Advancing Outcomes through Process, … Continue reading “Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers” awards $43,000 to Iowa early care sites
Kayla Koether wrote this feature as part of a newly released report on the impacts of the 2020 IDALS Local Produce and Protein Grant on the Iowa Food Hub Managers Working Group (FHMWG). Though North Iowa Fresh (NIF) has been building markets for local food in the Clear Lake and Mason City region since 2016, … Continue reading New grant supports North Iowa Fresh, farm to school
by Teresa Wiemerslage, FFED field specialist Schools, universities and early care sites served locally sourced foods during the week of October 14, 2020, persisting despite the pandemic. Here are some highlights from the third annual Iowa Local Food Day: 61 school districts, early care sites and universities registered to participate and pledged to serve at … Continue reading 2020 Local Food Day succeeds despite pandemic