The online ordering page for the Iowa City’s drive-through farmers market went live at noon on Monday. Shoppers can choose from hundreds of items from 22 vendors that they will be able to pick up during the market’s first session on Saturday at the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. In addition to the fresh fruit, vegetables […]
Living in a food desert — a place where there is limited access to healthy and affordable food — is not a new issue in eastern Iowa. But COVID-19 has increased the need for fresh food and has changed how nonprofits in the state can deliver that food to people who need it most. Organizations […]
Field to Family’s 2019 Local Food Festival will feature a celebration of the memory of one of the nonprofit’s founders with the Kurt Michael Friese Memorial Benefit Reception and Concert on Wednesday. Friese died unexpectedly in October 2018, at the age of 54. He was a renowned local chef and restaurateur, who along with his wife, Kim McWane Friese, owned and operated Devotay […]
A mobile food pantry run by the Crisis Center of Johnson County made its official debut this week in an effort to address the issue of hunger and food insecurity in Johnson County. After a successful trial run at the Forest View Mobile Home Park, the pantry made its first official stop at the Cole’s […]
Autumn harvest is upon us and with it comes the 13th Annual Field to Family Festival, a weekend-long series of events that celebrates local foods and support programs like Farm to School and Local Food Finder. […]
At 8 a.m. on a Sunday, the air was chilly with the first day of fall. A crowd at Terry Trueblood park seemed to have risen bleary-eyed, helmets gleaming in the sun, ready to migrate South on their bicycles.
“Thank the good Lord for his sugar blessings,” said Nichole Schappert, 29, of Iowa City, while enjoying a glazed donut. People milled about signing liability wavers and snacking on bakery items from the Bread Garden, strawberries from Yotopia and coffee from Wake Up Iowa City. […]
This week’s Weekender is sponsored by… **This message contains embedded videos. If you are viewing this via email or rss, you may not be able to see all content. Original content is viewable HERE** THURSDAY Culinary Walk |Downtown Iowa City | 5:30 – 8:00 pm | $25/$15 for students It’s a very great weekend to […]