A couple items of note slipped by notice on the blog last week. First, was the unveiling of the Iowa Food and Farm plan to the public. I went to the session and it was well attended by the public and the media, with print and TV media in attendance. About a half-hour into the program, the lights went out in the building where the briefing was being held – so I guess you could say we’re still all in the dark about local foods – but one of the farmers in attendance had a flashlight, so the speakers could read their remarks.
The other event was the initial meeting/meal of the new “Harvest from the Heart of Iowa” local food group centered in Marshall County . Over one hundred residents and farmers showed up for the local meal and election of officers. It was nice to see so much local momentum for the group.