Leopold study: Iowa’s tiendas are a rising potential market for local produce

by Leigh Adcock Communications Specialist As Iowa’s rural population continues to decrease, some communities are seeing an influx of Latino residents, most often coming to work at a nearby meat, poultry or egg-processing facility. Iowa’s Latinos are looking for grocery stores where they can buy culturally appropriate foods, especially fresh vegetables. A recent research project … Continue reading Leopold study: Iowa’s tiendas are a rising potential market for local produce

FarmTable Procurement and Delivery fills a crucial gap in Iowa’s local food supply chain

by Leigh Adcock, Communications Specialist In classic entrepreneurial style, FarmTable Procurement and Delivery is a business that grew out of identifying a market gap. Ellen Walsh-Rosmann started the business in 2013 with her husband Daniel Rosmann. Its goal is to provide farmers in southwest Iowa with a connection to markets, and buyers with a connection … Continue reading FarmTable Procurement and Delivery fills a crucial gap in Iowa’s local food supply chain

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Janssen’s new book examines what it takes to make local foods successful

by Leigh Adcock, Communications Specialist What does it take to make a local food system successful? What can those of us interested in changing the food system do to contribute, besides starting our own farm? In her new book Making Local Food Work: The Challenges and Opportunities of Today’s Small Farmers (University of Iowa Press), … Continue reading Janssen’s new book examines what it takes to make local foods successful