New cider brewery opens in Fairfield

Jefferson County Cider Works, a brewery and orchard that recently opened in Fairfield, is arriving at the perfect time. American thirst for hard cider has exploded over the past few years, with sales growing at a rate of 75 percent over the past year according to a study by IRI, and Jesse Narducci, the man […]

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Maple Syrup festival to celebrate Iowa’s sweetest harvest

Maple Syrup

The end of Iowa’s maple syruping season is approaching, and to celebrate the harvest, the Indian Creek Nature Center (6665 Otis Rd S.E., Cedar Rapids) will host their 32nd Annual Maple Syrup Festival on March 21 and 22. Although many associate the Northeast United States with maple syrup harvest, Jan Aiels, the Education Director at […]

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