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Global Greens shares origin story with fellow food hubs

by Kayla Koether, food systems specialist Iowa’s local food hubs are a tight-knit group. They learn from each other and work together to strengthen the local foods economy, meeting regularly as part of the Food Hub Managers Working Group (FHMWG). Yet, Iowa’s food hubs are a study in diversity. They cover distinct geographic regions, operate … Continue reading Global Greens shares origin story with fellow food hubs

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150 schools use local ingredients in 170,000 meals for first Iowa Local Food Day

by Leigh Adcock, Communications Specialist Students in 150 schools around Iowa ate delicious locally grown foods in 170,000 meals on Thursday, Oct. 11—Iowa’s first-ever Local Food Day! “It was an amazing day!” said Teresa Wiemerslage, extension field specialist serving eastern Iowa and a member of the planning team. “It was fun to see all the … Continue reading 150 schools use local ingredients in 170,000 meals for first Iowa Local Food Day

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Food Hub Managers Working Group creates connections in Fairfield

by Kayla Koether, ISU Food Systems Specialist Iowa’s Food Hub Managers Working Group (FHMWG) met in Fairfield earlier this spring, to learn more about the area’s products and explore potential partnerships. The group gathered at the Sustainable Living Coalition‘s SEED (Sustainable Education, Enterprise, and Design) Center, hosted by Barbara Stone. Jason Grimm of Iowa Valley … Continue reading Food Hub Managers Working Group creates connections in Fairfield