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Wheekend! June 25-28, 2015


How is it already the end of June?!? The fun keeps rolling for #wheekends in the Driftless. June 25-28, 2015 is set with live music, fun kids activities, farmers markets, awesome theater and more. Get out and enjoy, friends!

Thursday, June 25:
Tall Tale Heroes, Decorah Public Library, 9-12-year-olds, 1:30 pm

Green Drinks, Java John’s, Decorah, 5:15 pm

Lawn Chair Night – Lutheran Summer Music, Winneshiek County Courthouse, Decorah, 7 pm

Organizational Meeting for Decorah Fast Fiber, Good Shepherd Church, Decorah, 7 pm

Friday, June 26:
IPTV’s Dan Wardell, Decorah Public Library, Decorah, 10 and 11 am

Friday Night Live Farmers Market, Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, Marquette, IA, 4-7 pm

On Bike and In Concert: Paul Doffing, ArtHaus Courtyard, Decorah, 7 pm

Great River Shakespeare Festival’s Much Ado About Nothing Opening Party featuring The Old Fashioneds, Winona, 7:30 pm

Ali and the Scoundrels and Dang Ol’ Tri’ole, Ed’s (no name) Bar, Winona, 9 pm, FREE

The Last Revel, The Haymarket, Decorah, 10 pm

Saturday, June 27:
Winneshiek Farmers Market, Decorah, 8-11am

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, Oneota Co-op Kitchen Classroom, Decorah, 3-5 pm

Ian Hilmer’s Drivestation, Ed’s (no name) Bar, Winona, 9 pm

Sunday, June 28:
FWD Movement Sunday Ride! Ride with rad women – all riders from beginner to experienced are invited to check out Decorah mountain bike trails. 5 pm. Registration online!

All Wheekend:
New Minowa Players present Les Miserables, Decorah High School auditorium

Laura Days! Burr Oak, Iowa

Great River Shakespeare Festival’s WOW Weekend (Will’s Opening Weekend)


Learn the How-to’s of Farmers Markets


By Allison Croat, former Inspire(d) intern
Originally published in the Summer 2012 Inspire(d)

The sweet drip of strawberry juice down your chin is a sure sign of summer. What makes it even sweeter is knowing those strawberries were grown just down the road. Each bite offers a special blend of local flavors, and summer’s the perfect time to fill your refrigerators – and stomachs – with all things local.

Gardening, of course, is a great way to harvest fresh food all season long. It doesn’t get any more local than your own yard and you have the luxury of planting whatever you like and ignoring what you don’t. But not everyone boasts a green thumb – after all, gardening is tough.

Thankfully, there’s an alternative that involves a lot less digging. Farmers markets offer all the luxuries of local food without all of that backbreaking weeding, mulching, and watering. If you’ve never been to a market, it can be a bit daunting: stalls bursting with food so fresh it’s still covered in dirt, music and entertainment, sometimes there’s even arts and crafts in the mix. For all you market first-timers, or for anyone unsure of how to act at a farmers market, check out these tried and true tips to help make the most of fresh local food this summer.

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