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News from the Quad Cities Food Hub - Aug 23 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Quad Cities Food Hub   
Monday, 25 August 2014 09:25

The Quad City Food Forest has a chance to win a $7500 Wellmark grant to purchase trees and tree guards for our food forest. Vote for our project from 108 grant submissions. The 10 projects that get the most votes receive $7500 to use toward their project.  VOTE DAILY

We need your help! You are able to vote once per day until September 7th so please vote for the Quad City Food Forest project every day! Please share this link with all your friends and on Facebook so that they can vote and help us to win this grant! The Quad City Food Forest thanks you! VOTE DAILY

Canning Tomatoes: Thu, Aug 28: 6-9PM

QCFH will provide everything you need, including party coordinators to assist those who have never canned before. Due to our 6PM start, please feel free to bring along your dinner or stop by Fresh Deli for carryout.

WHEN: Thursday, August 28: 6-9PM
WHERE: QC Food Hub
COST: $15.00
GUEST LIMIT: 9
REGISTER online or at QCFH Local Market Store

Visit the Veggie Mobile at a location near you!

The Veggie Mobile is made possible by the Wellmark Foundation, Genesis Health System, and the Riverboat Development Authority. Additional support from the City of Davenport, Levee Improvement Commission and Radish Magazine.

How to Make Freezer Pickles and Coleslaw

Tuesday, August 26
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join University of Illinois Nutrition Educator, Kristin Bogdonas, and local, organic farmer Cindy Heilmann as they demonstrate how to make freezer pickles and coleslaw!

Freezer pickles and coleslaw are delicious, and an easy method for those not ready to take the steps to making and canning the tastes of summer the old-fashioned way to have tasty homemade pickles and coleslaw all year round!

Cost: $15
*Pre-registration is not required for this class.

Culinary Ride: Sun, Sept 14

Culinary Ride is coming to the
Quad Cities September 14!!
culinary ride bike - an exciting route with fun stops and delicious cuisine with the ride beginning and ending at the Davenport Freight House Local Marketplace.

Ticket price is set at $30 for early registration by August 31 and $40 regular price after September 1.

The mission of the Culinary Ride is to engender greater appreciation for local agrarian economies and encourage people to choose bicycling as their primary form of transportation. We believe that if local farmers and those businesses that support them succeed, our communities will be vibrant and healthy. We hope to link community members and local businesses with local food suppliers. The most fun way to do this, in our opinion, is by bicycle.

The Culinary Ride’s vision is to produce intimate, community-oriented bicycle events across the country and contribute momentum to the bicycle and local food movements.

These bicycle tours feature local farms, food and the Chefs that utilize these ingredients. As we marry local food and bicycle movements riders savor food prepared fresh by local chefs, and enjoy handcrafted beverages while roaming the farms and environmental designations in the company of friends.​

A portion of the proceeds benefit local organizations dedicated to ensuring communities enjoy a nutritious helping of fresh food and a connection to the natural world.

http://culinaryride.com

 
Stand Up to Cancer at Subway PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Subway Restaurants   
Friday, 22 August 2014 12:35
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Food Hub Food Preservation and more PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Quad Cities Food Hub   
Friday, 15 August 2014 14:16

Pickle Party - Thu, Aug 21: 6-9PM

Bread and Butter Pickles are an old fashioned favorite you wont want to miss out on!

QCFH will provide everything you need, including party coordinators to assist those who have never pickled before. Due to our 6PM start, please feel free to bring along your dinner or stop by Fresh Deli for carryout.

WHEN: Thursday, August 21: 6-9PM
WHERE: QC Food Hub
COST: $15.00
GUEST LIMIT: 9
REGISTER online or at QCFH Local Market Store

Canning Green Beans - Thu, Sept 4: 6-9PM

QCFH will provide everything you need, including party coordinators to assist those who have never canned before. Due to our 6PM start, please feel free to bring along your dinner or stop by Fresh Deli for carryout.

WHEN: Thursday, September 4: 6-9PM
WHERE: QC Food Hub
COST: $15.00
GUEST LIMIT: 9
REGISTER online or at QCFH Local Market Store

Culinary Ride is coming to the Quad Cities September 14!!

The culinary ride bike - an exciting route with fun stops and delicious cuisine with the ride beginning and ending at the Davenport Freight House Local Marketplace.

Ticket price is set at $30 for early registration by August 31 and $40 regular price after September 1.

The mission of the Culinary Ride is to engender greater appreciation for local agrarian economies and encourage people to choose bicycling as their primary form of transportation. We believe that if local farmers and those businesses that support them succeed, our communities will be vibrant and healthy. We hope to link community members and local businesses with local food suppliers. The most fun way to do this, in our opinion, is by bicycle.

The Culinary Ride’s vision is to produce intimate, community-oriented bicycle events across the country and contribute momentum to the bicycle and local food movements.

These bicycle tours feature local farms, food and the Chefs that utilize these ingredients. As we marry local food and bicycle movements riders savor food prepared fresh by local chefs, and enjoy handcrafted beverages while roaming the farms and environmental designations in the company of friends.​

A portion of the proceeds benefit local organizations dedicated to ensuring communities enjoy a nutritious helping of fresh food and a connection to the natural world.

http://culinaryride.com

Visit the Veggie Mobile at a location near you.

TUESDAY
2:30-4:00 Martin Luther King Center, 630 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL

4:30-6:00 St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4501 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL

WEDNESDAY
9:00-10:00 Davenport Family YMCA, 606 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA
10:30-12:00 Fairmont Pines, 3525 W. 42nd St., Davenport, IA
2:30-4:00 Genesis East, 1227 E. Rusholme St., Davenport, IA
4:30-6:00 Bettendorf YMCA, 3800 Tanglefoot Ln., Bettendorf, IA

THURSDAY
9:00-10:00 Rock Island County Health Dept, 2112 25th Ave., Rock Island, IL
10:30-12:00 Rock Island County Extension, 321 W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL
2:30-3:15 Crosstown Square, 900 Crosstown Ave., Silvis, IL
3:15-4:00 Genesis, 801 Illini Dr., Silvis, IL

FRIDAY
9:00-10:00 United Neighbors, 808 N. Harrison St., Davenport, IA
10:30-12:00 CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA
2:30-4:00 Genesis West, 1401 W. Central Park, Davenport, IA
4:30-6:00 West Family YMCA, 3505 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA

SATURDAY
9:00-12:00 QC Food Hub
Requests, festivals, and education

2:30-5:30 Genesis Convenient Care, 3900 28th Ave., Moline, IL

SUNDAY
10:30-12:00 Ross’ Restaurant, 430 14th St., Bettendorf, IA
12:30-2:00 St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady St., Davenport, IA

The Veggie Mobile is made possible by the Wellmark Foundation, Genesis Health System, and the Riverboat Development Authority. Additional support from the City of Davenport, Levee Improvement Commission and Radish Magazine.
Quad Cities Food Hub
Local Market Store:
421 W. River Dr.,
Davenport, Iowa 52801
563-265-2455www.qcfoodhub.com
Tue-Thu: 11-7pm; Fri: 11-5pm;
Sat: 8-4pm; Sun 12-4pm
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Store Hours

Sun: 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:00 am–7:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am–7:00 pm
Thur: 11:00 am–7:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am–4:00 pm

 
Iowa Mixology Championships Will Name State's Top Mixologist PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Dunker   
Friday, 15 August 2014 13:35
Iowa Mixology Championships Will Name State's Top Mixologist

-- Public will be able to sample and vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 15, 2014 – West Des Moines , IA –Twelve mixologists from across the state have battled their way to the finals in hopes of being crowned Iowa’s Top Mixologist – and the public is invited to participate. The 2014 Iowa Restaurant Association Mixology Championships will be held August 27 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Americana Restaurant & Lounge in Downtown Des Moines. Attendees can sample all 24 creative competition cocktails and cast their vote for the People’s Choice award winner. In addition to cocktail samples, complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $30 and this event is expected to sell out. Tickets are available at www.restaurantiowa.com

2014 Top 12 Mixology Finalists

Jet Evangelista, Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan’s Bar, Cedar Rapids
Josh O’Connell, Cobble Hill, Cedar Rapids
Brandon Cross, Texas Roadhouse, Council Bluffs
Vince Eberhard, Hounds Lounge, Council Bluffs
Eric Lindquist, Biaggi’s, Davenport
Chris Martin, Graze, Iowa City
Tyler Ward, Vesta, Coralville
Chris Steele, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Des Moines
Amanda Schreiber, Crème Cupcake, Des Moines
Rex Schulze, Splash Seafood, Des Moines
Mark Alkire, The Twisted Tail Steakhouse & Saloon, Logan
Kortney Barbee, SoHo Kitchen & Bar, Sioux City

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Mock Food Safety Audit Workshop Is Aug. 26 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Heitz   
Friday, 15 August 2014 08:36

Specialty crop growers interested in food safety certification and risk management for their farms should plan to attend a Mock GAP Audit Workshop Aug. 26, 1-4 p.m. at Feed Iowa First packinghouse, 1506 10th St SE, Cedar Rapids.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the three-hour workshop to provide growers with a better understanding of the auditing process for GAP -- Good Agricultural Practices -- certification. Participants will tour a new packing shed in an unused commercial building as well as an urban garden space. They will discuss harvest protocols with volunteer labor, review the basics of a farm food safety plan, observe how a farm food safety plan has been implemented, and review the USDA GAP/GHP Audit Checklist and learn how to apply it to their farm setting.

The program is funded through a grant from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Services Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

The key instructors will be ISU Extension and Outreach specialists Angela Shaw and Teresa Wiemerslage. The fee for the workshop is $20 per participant and registration is online at http://bit.ly/12sLsxE. For more information, please contact Angela Shaw at 515-294-0868 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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