The Iowa Food Blog was designed to connect Iowans that eat food with Iowans that are growing, raising, cooking, serving, or otherwise selling food.
Our goal is two fold:
We are a connector of sorts, connecting these two groups with one another.
It's been a long journey, but here we are...
The Iowa Food Blog was a concept we'd had for some time. The original concept was a site to highlight the many wonderful restaurants throughout our state. So finally in 2013 my wife and I started the Iowa Food Blog and began sharing our experiences dining at a number of different local restaurants. As we discovered over the coming months, there is so much more to Iowa Food than meets the eye.
We're all familiar with row crops and our state's significant importance on the world food supply. But, it's the more subtle side of what is happening in our state, that we personally find so interesting. The stories of small, local farmers who are lovingly raising crops and livestock, the co-ops and grocers that are making it possible to get our hands on these locally produced and raised foods, and the chefs and restauranteurs at the many wonderful local restaurants peppered throughout our state.
We encourage you to check out our Blog and read stories about the incredible people in our local food system. You will also find places to visit and products that are for sale. We would love to hear from you and learn what you want us to feature. Let us know here.
- Matt & Lissah Beglinger