Join us for the 2015 Field to Family Festival this September!
Field to Family’s annual Local Foods Festival aims to bring the community together to support local farmers, locally grown healthy foods and a stronger community food system. Festival Press Release
Field to Family once again thanks New Pioneer Food Co-op for their sponsorship of the Festival at the Blue Ribbon Level. Their support is integral to our Farm to School Chapter, Local Food Finder and our Festival. We share an appreciation for local foods and healthy communities. Thank you New Pioneer Food Co-op!
This year’s festival will feature current initiatives related to local foods in our community and invite folks to get involved, volunteer, donate and actively participate in the work to build a stronger, healthier local food system.
2015 Local Foods Festival EVENTS:
Local Food Fair
Wednesday, September 16th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Iowa City Farmers Market
Learn about local food related initiatives in Johnson County from Field to Family, Local Foods Connection, Johnson County Food Policy Council and many other organizations, farmers and businesses working to improve and strengthen our community food system. Learn more about your community and get involved!
Thursday, September 17th from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; downtown Iowa City
A delicious fundraiser for Field to Family featuring seven downtown restaurants. Walk with friends and sample culinary treats from local restaurants featuring ingredients from local farmers. This year’s walk features food from the following restaurants:
- New Pioneer Food Co-op
- Share Lounge & Wine Bar
- Pullman Bar & Diner
- Motley Cow Café
Buy tickets online or at New Pioneer Food Co-op stores in Iowa City & Coralville. $15 student/reduced rate; $20 early bird rate through September 13. Starting September 14, all tickets cost $30.
Farm to School Farmer Fair at Kids Day
Saturday, September 19th 9 AM-12 PM, Iowa City Farmer’s Market
Featuring the Farm to School produce booth, hands-on educational activities taught by farmers, nutritionists, and chefs. Co-organized by Johnson County’s Alliance for Healthy Living. Fun and Free for all ages!
Share the Harvest Dinner
Sunday, September 20th, 5:00pm, 5:30 program begins; at the Sheraton, downtown Iowa City
A fundraiser for Field to Family featuring entrées from five local chefs with ingredients procured from local farmers, paired with Iowa craft beer. Our Keynote Speaker is Doug Alberhasky speaking on “Past Present and Future of Iowa’s craft beer industry.” Local chefs include: Heskeith Flavin from Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro, Kristen Goldsberry from Hy-Vee, David Burt from Four Square Meals, Thorin Peugh from Wind Shadow Farm and DJ Matthews from John’s Grocery all serving small plates with locally sourced ingredients paired with brews from Big Grove Brewery! Join us for a good cause! $50
Tickets are sold at New Pioneer Food Co-op Iowa City and Coralville stores and online here.
Sponsors of the Field to Family Local Foods Festival include (largest to smallest): New Pioneer Food Co-op, Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD), Hy-Vee, John’s Grocery, Hills Bank, Edible Iowa River Valley Magazine, Share, Little Village, UICCU, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Four Square Meals, Johnson County Public Health, Local Foods Connection, Blue Zones Iowa City, Pavelka’s Point Meats, MidWestOne, Kalona Supernatural and Organic Greens, LLC.
If you are interested in being a part of Field to Family’s annual Local Foods Festival in some way, please contact Michelle Kenyon.
The 2014 Field to Family Festival was a great success! More information on the 2014 Festival can be found here.