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Farm Crawl to be held in the Cedar Valley

Contact: 

Andrea Geary, local food program manager, UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education, 319-273-7883, andrea.geary@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership is hosting its second annual Farm Crawl in the Cedar Valley area from 1 to 5 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 9. The event is free and for all ages.

Participants will learn how 11 local farmers grow their food and manage their farms on this self-guided tour. New to this year's Farm Crawl are emus and popcorn. UNI CEEE's Farm Energy Working Group will also showcase four local farms demonstrating innovative on-farm energy projects.

"This is an exciting opportunity for people to spend an afternoon with their families - reconnecting with the countryside, learning where and how their food is grown, and making friends along the way," said Andrea Geary, local food program manager at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) at the University of Northern Iowa.

There will be fun activities for children and local food will be available for purchase. For a map and details about each farm, visit the CEEE website, at www.ceee.uni.edu.