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#1 Old 03-29-2014, 06:12 PM
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I live in a small town in North Central Iowa and have been vegetarian for a year.  I always thought it would be too difficult to be a vegetarian here, but it has been much easier than I expected. 

Since there is only one smaller grocery store in town, with larger ones being at least 45 miles away, finding produce and other vegetarian products like TVP has at times been a challenge.  But with some planning I can make trips to Mason City or Ames to shop for items that I can't find in town.


I still am so glad I decided to make the change to vegetarian and am working on becoming vegan.  It is great to see that there are other vegetarians and vegans in Iowa.

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#2 Old 03-29-2014, 06:37 PM
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#3 Old 03-29-2014, 06:44 PM
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I have relatives in Mason City. I've always been surprised that both Hy-Vee and Cashwise had fairly decent selections of food I'd want to eat. Plus there is a co-op (or was - it's been awhile since I've been to Mason City).

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#4 Old 03-30-2014, 08:46 AM
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Yes, Hy-vee does have a nice selection.  I haven't heard of a co-op in Mason City but will do some checking on that and see if I can find it. 

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#5 Old 03-30-2014, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by thisisaunicorn View Post


Thank you, I hope to find people in my area to be able to chat about where they like to grocery shop and where they like to eat out.  Thank you!

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