Local Foods

How to support your local food system before the end of the year

LAST UPDATED: December 7th, 2020 With the final days of farmer’s market shopping behind us, it may seem as if the season of buying local…

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Through food rescue, gleaning and lots of teamwork—EGDM helps move 36,000 pounds of food to our community in one day!

“If you would have told me Eat Greater Des Moines could pull this off 6 months ago, I would have thought you were joking,” said…

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School Garden Clean-Up turns into Food Rescue Opportunity

Spring is generally a time of new beginnings for gardens. A time to plan and plant for a successful season. However, when schools shut down…

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Central Iowa Farmers Market Listing 2020

Buying fresh food from farmers markets is a great way to support local farmers and our local food system, especially during COVID-19. Many markets throughout…

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5 Ways to Support Our Local Food System during COVID-19

Times of crisis and uncertainty can be isolating, especially when social distancing is involved. COVID-19 is testing our current food system and illustrating the need…

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It’s garden time—Here’s a list of plant sales to get you started!

Longer days and more sun means it’s time to start planting. 🌱 Whether you are a seasoned gardener or are wanting to start a modern-day…

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Local Farm Updates During COVID-19

It’s April in Iowa and that means it’s the start of the growing season! A lot is unsure right now especially when it comes to…

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