Take a Penny, Leave a Penny: Eating Local on a Budget

So…What is this going to cost me? This is one of the concerns I had when we first started talking about our Eat Dubuque County! challenge.  While I try to support our local farmers as much as I can, taking the plunge and doing a whole week of only local buying is somewhat intimidating budget-wise.  … Continue reading Take a Penny, Leave a Penny: Eating Local on a Budget

Collaborative farm seeks to sprout young farmers

BY THOMAS J. BARTON thomas.barton@thmedia.com Read the Full Article & Video interview with Sister Christin Tomey Here  SINSINAWA, Wis. — Kristen Conley and her husband have tried for the past four years to start their own farm. Conley, 30, of Kieler, works at IBM in Dubuque, but grew up on a farm. So did her … Continue reading Collaborative farm seeks to sprout young farmers

By Jeff Montgomery (Telegraph Herald) - Nov 3, 2016 jeff.montgomery@thmedia.com A program aimed at connecting low-income households with nutritious foods made major strides in its inaugural year in Dubuque County. The “Double Up Food Bucks” incentives program was launched at Dubuque Farmers’ Market in July. The initiative allows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients to match each … Continue reading Double Up Food Bucks pays off in 1st year at Dubuque Farmers Market

Double Up Food Bucks pays off in 1st year at Dubuque Farmers Market