Grocery delivery service offered to Postville

Tico Market in Elgin, owned and operated by Tim and Colletta Harnisch, is a full-service grocery store which carries a complete line of fresh meat and produce. The store also offers a delivery service to all residents who live within a 15 mile radius of Elgin. The Harnisch’s have reached out to cover Postville residents as they realize Quillin’s grocery closed permanently last week, leaving the town without a grocery store. Continue reading

Farm to Early Childhood Grant Awards

Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative is pleased to announce 19 Early Childhood Mini-Grant Awards to local Preschool Schools. These $200 mini awards will be used to support Farm to Early Education in the classroom.The awards will be used in a variety of ways to connect preschool age children to where their food comes from and introducing healthy eating habits. Continue reading

Happenings with Hallie at Bright Beginnings in Waukon

We’re about halfway through the school year already!  After meeting with my three classes for 5 months now, and having done a variety of different activities, I feel like the kids have gotten very comfortable with me, and that I have a good feel for their interests also.  We’ve gone from them staring at me and not asking questions to being very engaged and hugging me when I leave their room, and volunteering information about what their mom grows in the garden or what happens to the milk from their farm, or what they like to eat with cheese on it. Continue reading