Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cedar Valley Local Foods Fair

We've got a big even coming up that we'd like everyone to consider attending.

Saturday, March 15th from 10 am to 3 pm.
Located at the Atrium of the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum (part of the Grout Museum)

So, what is this event?

First - it is a free event - so you can attend without pulling out the wallet (unless...but I'll tell you about that later).  Seven local CSA programs (including ours) will be in attendance.  So, if you are looking to join a CSA, come on down and interview us.  See what fits you the best.  Also in attendance will be Hansen's Dairy, Timber Ridge Bison and other local foods providers.  There will be food preparation and storing demos as well.

The Genuine Faux Farm will be well represented.  Rob will be there the entire time.  Tammy will be there for at least part of the event.  In addition, Tyler Albers will join us for at least part of the event.  He will unveil details of a flour/dry goods CSA program beginning this year.  He will be located at our table for the event.  Jeff Sage will likely be there for at least a portion of the day.  And, he should have details about lamb that he'll have available this year.  Come meet your personal farmers and show support for local food production by your presence at this event.
What else is going on at Grout?

I'm glad you asked!  It is DOLLAR DAY at Grout.  For a dollar you can enter the museum and view their exhibits.  It just so happens that the GFF farmers (Rob & Tammy) appear as part of the exhibit "This isn't your Grandparents farm, or is it?"  There will be a series running in the theatre on local ingredients (Iowa specific) and there will be an opportunity to churn butter using Hansen's products. 

All in all, it is a family friendly event and we'd love to have you join us.

Join the CSA while you are there!  We'll be ready for you.  If you have already signed up, we are mailing out the billing statements at the end of the week.  If you attend and think you have signed up, we'll have a list to confirm.

See you Saturday!


  1. A bit thank you to everyone who came and saw what the area has to offer for local food options - especially CSA programs in the Cedar Valley!
    Turnout was exceptional and all of the persons who set up a table reported that their voices were a bit hoarse from talking to so many fine people. I do believe we fall into that category as well.
    We are both currently sitting in silence. Well, ok, we're listening to music.

    1. That's a BIG thank you, not a BIT thank you. You're welcome.


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