• Niman Ranch

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    Last night, I had the pleasure of joining the hard-working farmers of Niman Ranch for the 12th Annual Farmer Appreciation Dinner at the Marriott hotel in downtown Des Moines. Several acclaimed chefs from around the country prepared the evening’s meal, which highlighted Niman Ranch’s pork. Each course demonstrated the farmers’ dedication to raising their animals […]

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    Tour & Dinner at Willis Farm

    September 18, 2010

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    Yesterday afternoon, I boarded a bus with members of the media, chefs, restauranteurs, and farmers to the heartland of Iowa. We drove about 100 miles north of Des Moines to Thornton to tour and enjoy dinner at the Willis Farm. Willis Farm is just one of 650 independent farmers and ranchers in the Niman Ranch […]

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    Greetings from Des Moines!

    September 16, 2010

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    Hello from Iowa!! It’s my first time in the state. Very exciting! So, I bet you’re wondering why I am in Des Moines for the next few days. Well, I was invited by Niman Ranch to tour one of their sustainable hog farms. First cows, now hogs! (My life is so random!) The weekend also […]

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