Dubuque Winter Farmers' Market

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Farmers’ Market and your health

Did you know that shopping at the Farmers’ Market can improve your health? A study by the Project for Public Spaces revealed that people who shop at farmers’ markets have 15-20 social interactions per visit, while they would only have…

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Iowa’s wine industry

Did you know that the wine industry in Iowa is a growing rapidly? The number of wineries in the state of Iowa grew from 74 in 2008 to 99 in 2012, an increase of 34%, while the gallons produced increased…

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Red Eggs

Did you know that the egg-the universal symbol of rebirth-finds its way into many different types of spring rituals? In ancient Persia, Greece, Egypt, and Rome, red eggs, representing life and rebirth, were given as gifts during the spring. At…

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Vegetables and frost

Did you know that some vegetables will tolerate a light frost in your garden? Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, peas, spinach, and turnips actually prefer cooler temperatures and will do better before the hot summer temperatures start. These plants can…

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Root cellars

Did you know that root cellars have been found in the remains of ancient civilizations, beginning in prehistoric times? They used them in Europe extensively, so it is not unusual that our pioneers brought the idea of root cellars to…

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Skeps – basket-style hives

Skeps, which are baskets placed open-end-down, have been used for about 2000 years. Initially they were made from wicker plastered with mud and dung, but from the Middle Ages they were made of coils of grass or straw. In its…

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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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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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Whole grains and health

Did you know that eating grains, especially whole grains, provides health benefits? People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Grains provide many nutrients that are vital for the…

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Baklava

Did you know that baklava is believed to be of Assyrian origin? Around approximately the 8th century B.C., Assyrians baked thin layers of dough with nuts, poured honey over it, and enjoyed this sumptuous treat. Baklava was baked only on…

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