Events

Food Box Delivery #8

Food Box Delivery #8

Hopefully everyone had empty refrigerators before yesterday’s delivery! We packed TWO heavy bags of food for each customer. With the season coming to a close, we are trying to cram as many goodies into each bag as we can. Included in the 25-pound delivery were two […]

Food Box Delivery #7

Food Box Delivery #7

Yesterday, the seventh Food Box delivery of the season proved to be the most challenging yet. While we cannot complain about the rain (we’ve been asking for it), we can suggest that weather did not cooperate for our producers as they harvested or for us […]

Food Box Delivery #6

Food Box Delivery #6

Yesterday, the last day before kids headed back to school, was our sixth Food Box delivery. As summer comes to an unofficial end, so does the season for some of our favorite vegetables. We’ve loaded our customers up with new potatoes this season, but this […]

Food Box Delivery #5

Food Box Delivery #5

We’re over halfway done with the season! Yesterday was our fifth Food Box delivery. For the second delivery in a row, we were able to source a local fruit – cantaloupe. We also welcomed a new producer to our program this week, Barnswallow Flowers and […]

J40 Farm Crawl {this weekend!}

J40 Farm Crawl {this weekend!}

As part of our Produce with a Purpose program, we always try to connect our customers and the public with local food events in the area. Usually, we try to include those events in our newsletters, which go out with each food box. However, sometimes […]

Parmesan Zucchini and Corn

Parmesan Zucchini and Corn

The two summer vegetables highlighted in this recipe are both easy to find and quick to cook. Most people have gardens (or neighbor’s gardens) that are overflowing with squash and corn around mid-summer. It makes this a perfect side dish that will be on the […]

Food Box Delivery #4

Food Box Delivery #4

Yesterday was our fourth and heaviest Food Box delivery of the season. Now that we’re in the peak of the summer, we’ve started to see an increase in the variety of vegetables that are locally available. We did travel a bit further than usual to […]

Infused Water

Infused Water

How much water should you drink every day? There are dozens of answers floating around out there, from the 8×8 rule to “whenever you’re thirsty”. No matter which theory speaks to you, the reality is that we all probably need to be drinking MORE than […]

Sweet Corn Four Ways

Sweet Corn Four Ways

We all probably know how to cook sweet corn. But try these unique methods for a new way to eat grilled corn-on-the-cob. And for a bonus – they’re all recipes cooked on the grill, so they won’t heat up your house during the summer season! […]

Tenco Microgreens arrive at local Hy-vees!

Tenco Microgreens arrive at local Hy-vees!

Great news for all the microgreen fans out there! Starting in late July, all three Hy-vees in Ottumwa will start stocking Tenco’s microgreens on a weekly basis. I don’t have all the details yet, but I’ll update when we do. For now, keep your eyes […]

Food Box Delivery #3

Food Box Delivery #3

Wednesday was our third Food Box delivery. Along with the weather, the locally-grown produce scene has really been heating up! Tomatoes, sweet corn and lots of other summer vegetables are ripe and ready for you to enjoy. All the produce in this box was grown […]

Food Box Delivery #2 {plus a recipe}

Food Box Delivery #2 {plus a recipe}

Yesterday was our second food box delivery of the season, and it went even more smoothly than the first! Our produce was grown between 4 and 50 miles away. It came from 5 different producers who live in 4 different counties, which you can check out […]

Harvestville Farms Hosts Farm-to-Table Dinners

Harvestville Farms Hosts Farm-to-Table Dinners

Harvestville Farms just released their Farm to Table dinner dates for the 2018 season. Get your tickets now! “Grab some friends and reserve your seats for one of our Farm to Table dinners. If you haven’t attended one before, you are in for a treat. […]