Field to Family works to connect citizens in the food system, educate the public, and celebrate the local sustainable food economy.

Field to Family has a newly created Advisory Board; still recruiting members

Field to Family now has an active Advisory Board. Members of the Advisory Board provide inspiration, feedback, and ideas to the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers regarding the work and direction of the organization. The first meeting of the Field to Family Advisory Board was on December 13, 2014. Members reviewed work plan proposals for Field to Family’s 2015 Programs, including:

Farm to School
Local Food Finder
Healthy Community Food System Education
Annual Local Foods Festival

New members are welcome! Contact us at fieldtofamilyiowacity@gmail.com for details.

Members of our 2015 Advisory Board include:

James Adrian
Amanda Arn
Melanie Baker
Kristin Bergmann
Jessica Burtt-Fogarty
Mike Carberry
Theresa Carbrey
Jen Cardos
Alison Demory
Ilsa Dewald
Cathy Gehris
Jason Grimm
William Hawkins
Brandi Jannsen
Scott Keopke
Diana Kremzar
Mike Loots
Elizabeth Maas
Kathleen Mellen
Jenni Mettemeyer
Fred Meyer
Joyce Miller
Sarah Nagengast
Tammy Newman
James Nisly
Paul Rausch
Derek Roller
Kyle Sieck
Cindy Smith
Rod Sullivan
Heather Widmayer

The 2014 Field to Family Festival was a great success!

What happens when you take freshly picked homegrown produce, cultivated by local farmers & put it in the hands of expertly trained renowned area chefs? Why the 13th Annual Field to Family Festival of course!

The festival supports the work of Field to Family’s programs: Farm to School & Local Food Finder. Farm to School teaches students about food, agriculture and nutrition, connects schools with local farmers, and supports the local food economy. Local Food Finder is an online guide to connect consumers with local farmers and their products. All proceeds from the festival go directly towards these programs.

This year’s festival offered supporters the opportunity to taste local gourmet treats from top downtown Iowa City restaurants, meet local farmers, tour sustainable farms and gardens by bike, feast on this year’s harvest at a celebratory meal and support school gardens at the Iowa City Farmer’s Market Kid’s Day School Garden Booth!

Special thanks to all those who attended our events & supported local food! Thank you also to the sponsors of the 2014 Field to Family Festival: New Pioneer Food Co-op, Edible Iowa River Valley Magazine, Little Village, Share Restaurant, Hy-Vee, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Blank & McCune, Hills Bank & Trust, Iowa Valley RC&D, & Practical Farmers of Iowa.

For more information and to learn about volunteer opportunities, contact us at fieldtofamilyiowacity@gmail.com

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