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January 30, 2016

(Iowa City, IA) Representatives from Field to Family, a local organization committed to fostering a more local, more healthy and more sustainable food system, released the organization’s annual report at the Field to Family Advisory Board Meeting on Saturday, January 30 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Iowa City Public Library, Room A. Highlights of the report include:

Field to Family representatives also revealed a new logo for 2016, plans for more Farmer Fairs at two Iowa City schools, a school garden workshop for April 2, next steps for creating a regional blueprint for a Healthy Community Food System and plans for our 15th annual Local Foods Festival in September.

“The food we decide to eat shapes the way we grow, process, transport and use food,” said Board President David Burt, “By supporting local farmers we can revamp our food system to benefit our economy, our health and our environment. Field to Family works to foster this change.”

“The interest in local foods is fueling Field to Family’s efforts to foster a more local, more healthy and more sustainable food system but we have plenty more to do to achieve our goals,” Michelle Kenyon, Field to Family Program Director. “We are reaching out to new partner organizations, new community leaders and new funding sources to ensure our plans for 2016 and beyond will be realized.”

Contacts: 

Michelle Kenyon, Program Director for Field to Family, Coordinator of Iowa City Community School District’s Farm to School Chapter
319-325-2701

David Burt, Board President of Field to Family
319-930-2266

Jenni Mettenmeyer, Farm to School, School Garden Coordinator
319-855-0318