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Iowa Egg Farmers Match Egg Donation Made to the Food Bank of Iowa

by Iowa Egg Council | Feb 01, 2019
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Egg Council and Fareway Stores, Inc., delivered a full truckload of eggs to the Food Bank of Iowa on Wednesday, January 30, at 10:00 a.m., for distribution to every food bank serving Iowa.

The eggs will provide a wholesome source of protein for Iowans struggling with hunger throughout the state.

In addition to the January 30 egg donation, three Iowa egg producers - Sparboe Foods, Rose Acre Farms and Versova went above and beyond and donated an additional 23,400 dozen eggs each to the Food Bank of Iowa. Sparboe Foods, Rose Acre Farms and Versova are a part of "Cracking Hunger", a donation partnership program between Iowa egg farmers and the Iowa food banks.  

Eggs are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D, which is important for bone health and immune function. Additionally, eggs provide an essential nutrient for fetal development, cell and eye health, and contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals.

Donations of eggs from individuals are rare, so food banks rely on donations from egg producers, wholesalers, and retailers, along with bulk purchasing, to provide a supply for their clients.

Thanks to the generosity of Iowa egg farmers, hundreds of thousands of eggs will be donated each month to support Iowans in need.

To learn how you can help fight hunger in your community, visit www.foodbankiowa.org

Rose AcreTM Recipe of the Month

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream        
          
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups whole milk

  • 3 cups heavy cream

  • 9 large egg yolks

  • ½ vanilla bean

  • 2 cups sugar

Instructions:
  1. Separate the egg yolks from the whites.
  2. In a large saucepan combine the sugar and milk. Over medium-low heat, stir to combine. Make sure that the mixture does not come to a boil.
  3. Cut the vanilla bean in half and scrape out one half of the vanilla caviar into milk and sugar mixture. Add half of the entire bean to the mixture. Continue to stir. Heat until hot, but not boiling.
  4. Add the yolks to a large bowl and whisk for 2 minutes until light in color.
  5. Temper the eggs- add a couple ladles of the hot milk mixture to the eggs. You do this so the eggs are not scrambled in the hot milk. Once the eggs are tempered, slowly stir them into the hot milk. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the mixture begins to thicken.
  6. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the mixture into a large glass bowl. Discard any lumps.
  7. Slowly stir in the heavy cream
  8. Follow your ice cream makers instructions for preparation.
  9. Ice cream may still be soft after churning, put in freezer for 3-4 hours before serving.
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