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May — Iowa Girl Eats, Food & Swine

Posted May 19, 2015 at 11:11 am by Kristin Porter

Meet our Boggers

Iowa Girl Eats blogger Kristin Porter and Food & Swine blogger Cristen Clark are teaming up with the Iowa Food & Family Project for Join our Journey: showcasing the farmers, retailers and restaurants who provide us with safe, wholesome food and connecting with food-minded Iowans along the way. Follow along as they blog about their experiences!

About Kristin Porter, blogger of Iowa Girl Eats

Kristin Porter is a busy wife, new mom and blogger. Kristin started the recipe blog Iowa Girl Eats in 2009 and has been cooking and writing ever since. Kristin enjoys cooking for people around the world through her blog; serving up fresh, family-friendly and in-season recipes, while sharing a bit about her family and home life, too. For Kristin, food is much more than a meal on a plate; it creates connections and memories that last a lifetime.

Though she’s an Iowa girl through-and-through, Kristin’s “farm visits” consisted of trips to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch until she teamed up with the Iowa Food & Family Project in 2013. Kristin then embarked in an agricultural learning journey in an effort to discover more about where food comes from and to meet the farmers who grow and produce it. Through her various farm tours, Kristin gained a greater understanding of farm families and their dedication to the crops, animals, communities and state they’re proud to play a role in.

 

About Cristen Clark, blogger of Food & Swine

Cristen Clark is a sixth-generation farmer, wife, mother of two, blogger and award-winning cook and baker. Along with her husband, Cristen raises hogs in modern barns and show pigs in smaller barns and outdoors. She also farms with her parents and sister, where they raise corn, soybeans and beef cattle southeast of Des Moines, near Runnells. Outside of the farm, Cristen has a passion for baking and enjoys teaching others, especially sharing old-fashioned kitchen know-how with children.

Cristen began her blog to preserve contest-winning recipes, heirloom family recipes and the memories that accompany them. In...

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