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Fun with Food Tasting

Hello again! Another day means another Rising Star adventure! As the weeks go by, we continue to learn more and more about local foods and producers. This week we got the chance to promote them! We were at the Sioux Center Farmers Market on Wednesday June 15 to serve up some local veggies! We call these “Fun with Food Tasting” because its a fun way to try new foods and recipes.

Cassie's WIC Clinic Food Tasting

For my individual project I am preparing Zippy Zucchini Salad for adults and children to try while they wait or on their way out of the clinic. It contains zucchini, tomatoes, green pepper, and green onion with a vinegar, sugar, and olive oil dressing on top. I also have hand-outs of the recipe in English and Spanish and a list of the farmers’ markets in the 6 counties that currently accept WIC checks to be used to buy fresh produce. 

First Fun with Food Tasting

We’ve been staying busy with helping plan the summer Flavors of Northwest Iowa events, making appearances at the local farmers’ markets, visiting with local producers and touring farms, and this past week we did our first food demo! We bought all our produce we could for the food demo at the Sioux City Farmers’ Market and made a few slight changes to the recipe based on what produce is currently available as well as what equipment could be utilized at our demo site.