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NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 4d ago

FFI Bits – April 20

After nine years of cooking with Postville high school kids, the last FEEST event was held in March. They made pizza with cauliflower, zucchini, and whole wheat crust. Thanks to the FEEST in...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 4d ago

Large Crowd of Local Farmers tours River Root Farm

A glimpse of spring graced the sunny April 9 gathering of the Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Network at River Root Farm in Decorah. Thirty-five farmers and community members from around the re...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 4d ago

Winter Marathon Challenge Receives Positive Feedback from Participants

We had over 70 submissions from across the region for this year’s Beat the Blues Winter Marathon Challenge! Participants ranged from ages 2-73, some completing multiple “marathons” from Janu...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 5d ago

Why not plant a garden with your family this spring!

So, why not plant a garden with your family this spring? Not experienced? No space? Family won’t help? If you not experienced start small. Plant the vegetables that your family likes to eat ...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

Garden Prep at Head Start to Celebrate Earth Day

Guttenberg Head Start children had fun learning about Earth Day while listening to Kate Lower, Northeast Iowa Early Childhood FoodCorps Service Member read the book, ’10 Things I Can Do To H...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 2W ago

FFI Bits – April 6

FOOD SYSTEMS – Teresa Wiemerslage & Kayla Koether Despite what Mother Nature has to say, it is getting closer to farmers market season. The 2018 Farmers Market listing has been updated and a...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 2W ago

Starmont Elementary participating in IDE’s Healthy Schools

Starmont Elementary is creating a school environment that supports healthy behaviors and aims to empower students through nutrition education, school meals, and engagement of staff, parents,...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 2W ago

STEAM Connections to Local Food in Schools

Last month, I was excited to teach the kids all about honey!  We did a four-week unit covering curriculum connections to science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM.   The stude...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 2W ago

Bee Kind to Bees Fair

For the March Harvest of the Month – Honey – West Elementary School students took their learning beyond the classroom. On March 22, preschool, kindergarten joined first and second graders at...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 2W ago

Central greenhouse – Cultivating an interest in gardening

Thanks to a growing interest in gardening and the availability of a greenhouse, Central students have been able to stock the school salad bar with leaf lettuce and cherry tomatoes during the...