The Postville Food Bank recently purchased a new cooler so they can increase the amount of dairy products and fresh produce offered to families. The cooler was purchased with funds from a Produce Capacity Grant from Wal-mart, Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Feeding America. (Source: Postville Herald, 3/6/19) Continue reading
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
The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF) has awarded 165 grants to schools throughout Iowa to support the integration of agriculture into classroom instruction or after school programs with an academic focus. Continue reading
Postville 4th graders recently had a “let’s jam!” lesson.
They learned about different steps of the food system by completing important roles in the process of making strawberry jam. Continue reading
A “Round-Up at the Register” campaign at the Oneota Community Food Co-op has raised over $1,600 for the Northeast Iowa Farm To School program. Continue reading
Exploring new methods of food preparation is quickly becoming a tradition for farmers involved in the Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Network. Last year, farmers created a workshop to learn how to pit roast pork; this year, the group learned how to spit roast a lamb in the Patagonian style of Asado al Palo. Continue reading