Area Schools Purchase $64,000 in Local Food

Northeast Iowa schools purchased over $64,000 in food from local farms in the 2016-17 school year. Fourteen school districts contributed numbers to the survey which is conducted annually by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on behalf of the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. Continue reading

Ribbon Cutting at Twin Springs Farm

Over 20 community members and supporters gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Twin Springs Farm and Farmstand on Thursday, August 10th. An optional tour of the farm began at 5:30 on Twin Springs road, where Steffen Mirsky and Emily Pulsfus grow produce on an acre of Larry and Diane Grimstad’s farmland. At 6:00,  the group gathered at the farmstand at Off the Driftless canoe livery to enjoy samples of fresh produce and admire the murals painted by friends of the farmers. Pictured above, Steffen and Emily fittingly cut the ribbon with a garden shears while supporters look on.