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h4(cleft). Chestnuts

[%image reference-image float=left width=150] Chestnuts are high in protein, low in fat, and rich in complex carbohydrates. The family farmers belonging to Southeast Iowa Nut Growers grow their chestnuts sustainably, without soil erosion, chemical fertilizers, or pesticides — perfect for roasting on an open fire.

h4(clear). Cured pork

La Quercia Meats makes pancetta and prosciutto. Buy a pork-product sampler, then trace where the pig came from online.

block(clear green). Have a favorite regional specialty from Iowa? Share it in the comments section below.


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