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2016 Grocer guide for the Iowa City area

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] No matter how you grocery shop—once a week or on the daily, at the supermarket or at the hole-in-the wall grocer—be sure to visit these purveyors to find out what’s fresh. [vc_separator color=”orange” align=”align_center” border_width=”4″][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] The bigger, better supermarket Popping up all over these days are grocers who seemingly handle […]

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2016 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) guide for the Iowa City area

CSA

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) allows community members to purchase shares, or memberships, from area farms. Early-season contributions help farmers properly gauge the community’s needs and, in return, community members receive CSA shares of farm-fresh product, without paying the overhead required by retail sales. Remember that many farmers require commitments early […]

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LV Recommends: Food trucks in the Iowa City area

Under a new ordinance passed by the Iowa City Council in April, food truck vendors can operate from metered parking spaces any day of the week. As long as they aren’t operating in restricted areas—which include parts of downtown Iowa City, Northside Marketplace, residential zones or within 150 feet of a brick and mortar restaurant—vendors […]

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The state of food carts in Iowa City

Across the country, in cities like Portland, Minneapolis and now Des Moines, food carts have become popular, not only for diners who enjoy the often quick service and lower prices, but also for many entrepreneurs who want to cook creative food but may not have the capital to invest in a storefront. […]

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Guide: CSA in the Iowa City area

Community supported agriculture, or CSA, allows community members to purchase shares, or memberships, with area farms. Contribution early in the season allows farmers to properly gauge demand. In return for purchasing a CSA share, community members receive farm-fresh product, without the retail markups. […]

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