Dubuque Winter Farmers' Market

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Sunny Hollow Bakery with Rebecca King

What is your background, and where is your farm located? We moved to our farm between Platteville and Potosi about 9 years ago. We had previously lived in Amish communities in Kentucky and Pennsylvania. What types of baked goods do…

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HIdeaway Gardens/The Food Store with Michael Breitbach

What did you do with the Traci C. LoBianco Winter Farmers’ Market Grant Award that you received in 2014? We installed an irrigation system with a pump that pulls water from the Little Maquoketa River. We also put in a…

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O’Connell Organic Acres with Kevin O’Connell

You grew up on your family farm, but how did you get started with your own pork operation? I went to college for awhile, and then I got a job welding. My brother Chris had already started with his organic,…

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Herting Family Produce with Claire Herting

How do you get your summer produce to last so long into the season? Last year was good for potatoes, so we still have a good selection of those left. We also had a lot of squash but most of…

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Johnson Honey Farm with Bill & Louise Johnson

What’s new in the world of honey? In the last four months the price of wholesale honey has gone up by 30%. Supply is down and bee populations continue to decline, so we’re seeing a spike in price. We currently…

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Great River Maple – Maple Festival 2015

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8am – 4pm Who: Great River Maple What: $5 Pancake Breakfast Wagon Ride to the Sugarbush See Maple Syrup being Processed Tours of our Sugarshack Samples of Maple Cream Where: 217 Clay Brick Lane, Garnavillo,…

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Cold and Sickness

Did you know that being cold might not actually be what makes you sick? Almost every mother has said it: “Wear a jacket or you’ll catch a cold!” Is she right? So far, researchers who are studying this question think…

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MAYAN Hydro with Mac Ahnen

How did you learn about hydroponics? I first started with a conventional outdoor organic garden, but the folks at Paradigm Gardens in Madison got me interested in hydroponics. I read seven books about hydroponics, but it was still a lot…

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Solar Powering Your Community Workshop

March 10, 2015, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel Communities interested in learning more about solar development in the Dubuque, IA region are invited to a free workshop with national and local experts hosted by the East…

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Plants, trees and Midwest weather

Did you know that many of our native plants and trees are capable of surviving temperatures of -40 degrees (or lower)? After they are acclimated by milder temperatures at or below freezing for an extended period of time, native trees…

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