Dubuque Winter Farmers' Market

Category: Tips & Info


Honeycrisp apples

Did you know that the popular “Honeycrisp” apple variety was developed and patented by the University of Minnesota? The “next big thing” from their exceptional apple breeding program is the “SweeTango” apple, but it only available from a small group…

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Did you know that the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture identified over 12,000 CSAs in the United States (up from only 906 in 2008!) CSA farms offer a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of…

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Shop local – eat local

Knowing what fruits and vegetables are in season will help you plan your menus in a way that will take advantage of cheaper prices (when the produce is plentiful) and ensure you’re getting the tastiest, freshest produce. You should consider…

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Grilling the perfect steak

Has the warmer weather got you in the mood to break out your grill? These simple tips will help you properly prepare your steaks: 1) Start with a Clean and Oiled Grill: Clean grates keep the steaks from sticking when…

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Natural Easter egg dyes

Try something different this year and skip the store-bought dye kits for these unique and all-natural recipes. The longer you leave the eggs in the dye the darker your colors will be: BLUE eggs: Quarter a head of red cabbage…

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All about eggs.

Protein is an essential part of a nutritious diet; but, for many people, foods that supply protein are some of the most expensive items on the grocery list. Protein supplied by eggs is both high in quality and low in…

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Kitchen composting

Converting kitchen waste and yard debris to compost has many benefits. It is an environmentally friendly way to reduce the amount of solid waste that must be disposed of, and it provides useful and beneficial products for yards and gardens….

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Know your lettuce

Lettuce is a cool temperature crop, so you’ll often find the highest-quality product at farmers’ markets in the spring and fall. Lettuce often bolts and gets bitter in the heat of summer, so look for better tasting lettuce and wider…

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Spring gardening tips

The weather is starting to turn, and while it’s too early to plant, there are still things you can do in your yard and garden to get it ready for spring: > Plan your vegetable and flower gardens. Use seed…

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Starting seeds indoors

It’s almost the time of year when you can start your seedlings indoors and prepare for transplanting into your garden when the danger of frost has passed. Some “cool season” crops like cabbage and broccoli can even be transplanted a…

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