On Saturday, February 18th Des Moines County Extension and Outreach hosted the first annual Local Food Winter Workshop at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington.  More than two dozen local food producers and local food enthusiasts participated in sessions that covered a variety of topics from understanding farm financing options, to marketing, to growing information.  Click here to view the Event Speakers & Program

We are very excited to see that there were a lot of beginning farmers participating in the event. That means that there's a great potential for a more robust local food system in the years to come!

We plan to make this an annual event, so if there is a topic that you would like to see at the next workshop, please let us know!

 Jason Grimm from Iowa Valley RC&D explains various considerations for packing, labeling, invoicing and grading product depending on the type of customer you are selling to.

Jason Grimm from Iowa Valley RC&D explains various considerations for packing, labeling, invoicing and grading product depending on the type of customer you are selling to.