Foodies & Brew, Farm to Folk

Cindy Hicks, director of the Main Street Cultural District, gave us a lively preview of tonight's event, Foodies and Brew, which features a sampling of local cuisine from some of Ames best chefs paired with their choice of regional craft beers. Marilyn Anderson, coordinator of Farm to Folk, then discussed with us the various ways citizens can buy locally grown produce in Ames.

Susan Gwiazda, Public Relations Officer for the City of Ames, brought guest John Dunn, director of the Ames Water Plant, to tell us about the opening of the Water Treatment Plant Expansion at 1800 E. 13th Street, which will have its ribbon cutinng on August 26. Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability at Iowa State University and the City of Ames, reported on the success of the recent Rummage Rampage, a unique exchange that provides a service to those moving in and out of Ames, while avoiding sending items to the landfill. Volunteers raise money for their organizations as well. The final item of city news was a request for citizens to fill out a survey on their level of satisfaction on the internet service. in an Internet Provider Survey to be found on the city of Ames website.

Originally broadcast 08/04/2017
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