With the help of enticing Gouda cheese from Frisian Farms and super-fresh snap peas from Maxwell Farms, participants were successfully ‘tempted’ to stop by the Iowa Food Coop table at the Nationwide Health Fair. Located in the Locust St. Skywalk, around 150 people passed by the display, many stopping to try the novel Gouda curds or ask just how a food coop works. Several were interested in the snap peas and excited to learn about the variety of local produce available. Aside from the samples, brochures and trial memberships were given out, and a bunch of friendly faces stopped to chat about the local food scene in Iowa. With over 1100 products in the current shopping cycle, the IFC wasn’t a tough sell!
A big thanks to Nationwide for the opportunity.