SIOUX CITY | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices in Northwest Iowa have launched a new project called Flavors of Northwest Iowa, which is designed to build a support network between food growers and consumers.

The project will include a road show where participants can meet local growers and receive education on how to supply the region with locally grown food products.

The first event of the road show begins Tuesday at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Rock Rapids. It will consist of an ISU research and demonstration garden and local food tasting. The remaining schedule includes:

  • July 25: Gardening with Herbs, O’Brien County Fair, Primghar.
  • Aug. 9: Cooking with Garden Vegetables, Forster Community Center, Rock Rapids.
  • Aug. 11: Farm-to-Table Dinner, C. Brown Gardens, Merrill.
  • Aug. 11: Cooking with Herbs, Sutherland Fire Rescue and Ambulance
  • Aug. 1-6: Farmers Market Week 
  • Aug. 15: Farm-to-Table Dinner, Innspiration Vines and Wines, Linn Grove
  • Sept. 10: Siouxland Bike-N-Bite and local food tastings, Sioux City.
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