Local Food Day

Sign up to support students and farmers on Iowa Local Food Day October 14

Sign up now to participate in Iowa’s third annual Local Food Day on October 14, 2020! Participating K-12 school districts, colleges and childcare centers and homes will serve menus featuring local ingredients. To participate, sites must serve at least two local items for breakfast or lunch. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship initiated … Continue reading Sign up to support students and farmers on Iowa Local Food Day October 14

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Iowa Food Hub helps farmers, pantry clients during market closure

by Kayla Koether, extension food systems specialist, northeast Iowa When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, folks across the farm and food system saw their carefully laid plans upended. In northeast Iowa, farmers market vendors worried that the Decorah Farmers Market would be postponed, hurting their sales. Meanwhile, the Decorah Community Food Pantry wondered how … Continue reading Iowa Food Hub helps farmers, pantry clients during market closure