Marie Boyd

Spotlight on Marie Boyd, Healthy Harvest of North Iowa

Our local food coordinator spotlight this month is on Marie Boyd, special project manager for Healthy Harvest of North Iowa. What do you do as a local food coordinator? I like to say that we function as connectors between local businesses, organizations, and consumers in north Iowa. My role typically involves leading programing at farmers … Continue reading Spotlight on Marie Boyd, Healthy Harvest of North Iowa

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Iowa Food Hub is reorganizing

What does it take to provide fresh, healthy, local food to school children and Iowans, while providing a sustainable income for local farmers? The folks at Iowa Food Hub think they are on to something. In their seven years of operation, they’ve brought $250,000 worth of fresh food to local schools. And they’ve helped generate … Continue reading Iowa Food Hub is reorganizing

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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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Iowa school food service directors visit Minneapolis Public Schools

by Leigh Adcock, Communications Specialist When it comes to farm to school, Minneapolis Public Schools have got it going on. That’s why a group of nine Iowa school food service directors and staff recently hit I-35 north for a tour of some Twin Cities sites. Local Foods Program staffers Lynn Heuss, Chelsea Krist, and I … Continue reading Iowa school food service directors visit Minneapolis Public Schools