Last week, I received my copy of the second issue of Edible Iowa River Valley, a terrific magazine that shines a light on the great locally sourced food products available here in Iowa. It is free, and available at a number of locations around the state. The quarterly magazine launched in October 2006, and if you look very closely, you might notice a familiar name on the contributors’ list.
While this magazine is a local resource, it would be a handy thing to have on hand if you were, say, on your way to Iowa for any length of time during the upcoming Presidential campaigns. Politicos, journalists, etc…you all need to eat, right? So you might as well eat the good stuff. There’s contact information on the Edible Iowa River Valley site, so I encourage you to consider subscribing—this would be a terrific resource when the Caucuses roll around in 2008.
In the current issue, I wrote about community-supported agriculture (CSA), programs that allow consumers buy shares in a local farm and, in exchange, receive fresh produce and other products from the farm during the growing season.
If you’re in the Iowa City area and interested in participating in a CSA this year, stop by the Prairie Table on March 24 from 12 to 4 p.m. for the Johnson County CSA Fair. I’ll be there as a volunteer, so if you show up, please say hello.