Read the Fall Issue of Fresh Pickings Magazine

(Photo credit: Joclyn Bushman/Iowa Soybean Association, Ashton Boles/Iowa Soybean Association)

Fall edition of Fresh Pickings delivers ag awareness to consumers statewide

October 15, 2021 | Lydia Zerby

Nearly 100,000 food and health-minded Iowans discovered the latest issue of Fresh Pickings magazine in their mailboxes and email inboxes this week. The Iowa Food & Family Project’s (Iowa FFP) seasonal print publication makes farm life accessible, interesting and relevant to consumers statewide through personable editorial, bite-sized facts and stunning photography. 

The latest issue introduces readers to the agricultural roots of Dubuque and dives into how farmers are harvesting renewable energy. Features showcase how an innovative partnership is helping Iowa soybean farmers and highlights how delicious food is the center of tailgating traditions in the fall – whether at a farm field or football field.

Fresh Pickings magazine, published quarterly, is available at no cost at Iowa-based Earl May Nursery & Garden Centers and MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center locations and will be distributed at Iowa FFP events (while supplies last). Readers can also view the publication online and request a mailed subscription at

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About the Iowa Food & Family Project

The Iowa Food & Family Project invites Iowans to explore how food is grown, raised and enjoyed around the state and meet the farmers who make it happen – 24/7, 365 days a year. The initiative networks with nearly 35 food, farm and healthy living organizations that are proud of Iowa's homegrown foods and hometown values to connect with more than 130,000 food and health-minded consumers. 

Funded in part by the soybean, pork, corn, beef, dairy, egg and turkey checkoffs as well as non-checkoff resources.