Monday, August 12, 2013


On behalf of the Dubuque County ISU Extension, Sustainable Dubuque and many regional restaurants and farms, we are SO excited to be launching two new events this year on Saturday, September 21st!!

EVENT ONE:  Driftless Farm Crawl

This event is aimed at connecting residents and families to local food and farms.  This event will feature several farms located in the tri-state area that will open their doors to the public on Saturday, September 21st from 1:00pm-5:00pm.  We will be providing maps and information for families, as well as descriptions of each participating farm!  

See the "Farm Crawl Tab" on this site for the list of 2013 Participating Farms!

Each farm will host at least one scheduled tour during the day.  Free demonstrations and education information will also be available for participants. Farms will able be encouraged to sell their product on site during the event, as we hope to increase the economic viability of local, family farms

EVENT TWO: Driftless Farm to Table Dinner

Delicious food from local farms will be artfully prepared by four Tri-state area chefs, highlighting our rich local food culture.   This dinner will be a one night only, family-style, four course creation based on what’s ripe and good from our farmer’s fields.  

This dinner will be prepared by:

Driftless Market - Platteville, WI
L.May Eatery - Dubuque, IA
One Eleven Main - Galena, IL
East Mill Bakeshop - East Dubuque, IL