Summer Beginning Farmer Social with Des Moines Urban Farmers
Thursday, June 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hosts: Monika Owczarski and Amy Joens
Address: 1924 8th St. | Des Moines, IA 50314
Start the 2022 growing season connecting with other beginning farmers during an evening of good food and networking. Make new friends and visit old ones while learning about each other’s market happenings, plans for the year and improvements from last year.
Hosts Monika Owczarski, of Sweet Tooth Farm, and Amy Joens, of Chicory Grove Farm, often find themselves sharing neighboring stands at the Heart of Des Moines Farmers Market. At this social, they will share their experiences with starting an urban farm, from the challenges to the joys of growing food and nourishing their local communities.
- Iowa Farmers Union
- Iowa State University On-Farm Food Safety Team
Location Notes: This field day will be hosted on an urban lot and parking will be on the street. Once parked, follow the field day signs to the PFI event tent.
Meal Information: Beginning farmer socials are potlucks! A main dish will be provided; please bring a side dish or dessert to share, as well as a lawn chair and beverage.