The Farm Crawl is a chance to take the whole family out to visit healthy, local farms! All sites will be open to the public in the afternoon with free samples, kids' activities, and farm tours! Click on the links below to learn more about what's going on at each site:
All proceeds from the Driftless Farm to Table Dinner support local foods programming at Iowa State University Extension & Outreach in Dubuque County, as well as our partners at Four Mounds & Dubuque Rescue Mission throughout the year.
A beautiful four-course, family style meal served overlooking the Mississippi River with local chefs, local music by Nate Jenkins, local beer by Jubeck New World Brewing and local wine by Park Farm Winery - this event is not to be missed!
July In it's first month - vendors at Dubuque Farmers' Market were visited by over 100 new market goers who spent a total of $1,602 SNAP dollars and $1,234 Double Up Food Bucks on healthy local food.
August With the threat of rain on three market days, $1,340 SNAP dollars, and $840 Double Up Food Bucks were spent at Market during the month of July. Of the 96 Double Up transactions, 20% were made by new users, and 80% by returning users.
Big View Night at Circles Initiative
Earlier this month ISU Extension & Outreach was invited to join Dubuque Main Street at Circles Initiative. We began the night with a Ratatouille dinner using fresh produce from local farmers & gardeners, and talked with Circles participants about Food Access & the Double Up Food Bucks Program.
Circles members generated ideas for promoting the DUFB program - setting up market tours, hanging flyers at new locations, and spreading the word on social media.