The Floyd Boulevard Local Foods Market on Saturday morning is a friendly place. There is lots of good healthy organic or near-organic fruits, vegetables, and even meats. Lots of artists have booths there too. There is an old fire house that has been converted into a restaurant (Firehouse 29) which uses locally produced foods, and a meat shop (One Stop Meat Shop) that has an amazing variety of free-range, antibiotic free meats including buffalo, pork, beef, fish, chicken, lamb, turkey, duck, geese, and even elk!
We discussed decentralization, immigration issues, home schooling and education. Channel 4 TV was there, we did a quick interview and they caught some footage of me talking with vendors. The scene is: Two women artists with paintings of flowers and fruits. I introduce myself, give them my brochure, and point out the Ten Key Values of the Green Party on the back. The women read through the values, and seeing a value that she relates to, one woman raises her fist and says, "Yes!"
If Channel 4 will give me a copy, I'll try to get it up on the web.
It was a long drive from Cedar Rapids to Sioux City, we followed the full moon much of the way. we passed through Early fairly early in the morning, after sunrise, and just west of Early on highway 20 we passed through a stand of at least a hundred large wind generators stretching along the ridge, turning gently in the southerly breeze. It was beautiful.