German food is big in Iowa, including smoked hams and sausages, fresh pastries and homemade wines. There are lots of pork and barbecue places in Iowa.
Corn on the cob is huge, but it is an exception as fruit and vegetables are only the lesser in Iowan's diet. Wrap corn in tin foil and grill at a barbecue then serve with salt and butter over the corn. To eat, pick the cob with corn holders, or with your hands, and bite off the corn kernels.
The Red Delicious apple was developed at an orchard near East Peru, Madison County, in the 1880s. It was first called a Hawkeye apple. The Stark Brothers Nursery bought the rights to this new apple variety and called it a Stark Delicious apple. When Stark nurseries also marketed a Golden Delicious apple, the former Stark Delicious apple became Red Delicious.
On summer nights, Iowa farmers say you can hear the corn growing. Not sure if you can hear corn growing, but surely you would be able to see it because, during peak growing time, corn stalks can grow an average of 5 inches per day and that's a lot of growing.
…and food events
Strawberry Days, Strawberry Point, June