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Tasty, healthy (and a little spicy!): CR students love Black Bean Day

by Leigh Adcock, communications specialist, and Chelsea Krist, program coordinator “Local black beans? 110 out of 10!” That’s just one of many excited comments from students about a recent “Black Bean Day” in Cedar Rapids elementary schools. Three years in the making, the event was a true labor of love for many partners, encompassing recipe … Continue reading Tasty, healthy (and a little spicy!): CR students love Black Bean Day

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2019 Iowa Farm to School Conference workshop proposal webinar Jan. 23

If you’re engaged in farm to school programming, consider submitting a proposal to present at the 2019 statewide farm to school conference. It’s set for June 21-22 at Central College in Pella. You can learn all the details about this opportunity on a webinar January 23 beginning at 10 a.m. Click here to join the … Continue reading 2019 Iowa Farm to School Conference workshop proposal webinar Jan. 23

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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