Café Wren

January 19, 2021 – by Stephanie Lundeen, Owner of Café Wren Over the past 17 years, Café Wren has grown into a community of shared values. At our heart, the café is about sparking connections, sourcing from area producers, supporting local artisans, and serving coffee with integrity. A large percentage of our food is local …

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Gratitude and Resilience

January 19, 2021 – by Laura Phoenix, Farm Table’s Executive Director Happy New Year Farm Table Foundation Family! What a tremendous relief that 2020 is behind us. At the same time, I am experiencing deep gratitude for the lessons we learned, the community who supported us, and for the farmers who nourished and sustained us. …

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Mother's Day with Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen

An excerpt (used with permission) from Amy’s memoir, Give a Girl a Knife: You can generally tell how a woman was raised by the way she wipes down a countertop. Some mothers of my generation shooed their daughters out of the kitchen in hopes that they’d never have to toil in it and gave them little …

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Thanksgiving: My First Turkey Hunt

I was going hunting for the first time in my adult life. Unlike those times as a a boy when I closely follow my uncle Rog along rural Iowa fence rows as he hunted pheasants, this time I would be carrying the gun.

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