LV Recommends: Avanti Foods

For over a decade, Avanti Foods has had a presence in Chauncey Swan Ramp for the Iowa City Farmers Market, ready to go by 7 a.m. on Saturdays with a cooler full of over 30 assorted cheeses. The Avanti booth is always well-stocked with staples — mozzarella, Havarti (try the dill, green olive or jalapeño varieties) and various cheddars and Monterey Jack cheeses. […]

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Tickets for the 2018 Farm to Street Dinner go on sale this weekend (updated)

“It will probably sell out within an hour,” said Betsy Potter, director of operations for the Iowa City Downtown District (ICDD). The Farm to Street Dinner is hosted by ICDD, along with the City of Iowa City and Johnson County. […]

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Iowa City looking to add public art celebrating the farmers market to Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp

Art isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when most people think about parking ramps, but neither is fresh produce and the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramps is home to the Iowa City Farmers Market. The Iowa City Public Art Program is now accepting submissions for a project to add art to the farmers market experience.

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Building community from garden to kitchen

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Taste of Summer Solstice Robert A. Lee Recreation Center — Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m. Double up on your local food indulgence with the Taste of Summer Solstice event this Saturday at the Iowa City Farmer’s Market. Starting at 9 a.m., attendees can make their own dino kale salad with New Pioneer Food Co-op […]

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Feelin’ fresh: LV’s 2016 guide to area farmers markets

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]It’s springtime in Iowa City. The asparagus are up, and the Iowa City Farmers Market is back! I strapped my toddler on my back on the first Saturday at Chauncey Swan, and headed off to see what was new this year. Right at the gate was Serena James, of Delish Dips. James has […]

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Iowa City Farmers Market will accept EBT, debit and credit cards

The Iowa City Farmers Market announced Monday that it will soon accept EBT cards, a food assistance program. It also plans to start accepting debit cards and credit cards from all patrons by the opening of the market season on May 3. Previously, it was up to individual vendors to choose whether or not to […]

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Meet the Market: James Spring, woodcarver extraordinaire

James Spring's Wood bowls

James Spring has lived in the woods for 35 years. He grew up in nature, and now lives with his wife Jane in the timber near Burlington. Spring’s connection to nature is evident in his work: He creates intricate illustrations of birds and plant life and is known internationally for his carvings of birds. […]

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