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First Friday: Kerri Rush of Fresh Wheatgrass Girl, LLC

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On the first Friday of every month, join us to hear the savvy, successful business owners + entrepreneurs of Des Moines share their story. In a laid-back environment, you’ll catch some words of wisdom from women + men who have been through it before—and maybe walk away with a new connection (or two).

Sessions are completely free and open to the public, and are held from 11:30am to 1pm, with networking from 11:30am to noon. This First Friday will be held at The Iowa Center for Economic Success, 8345 University Blvd Suite F, Clive, IA 50325. Seating is first come, first served. Lunch is not provided, though we encourage you to bring your own if you'd like. On August 3rd, hear from Kerri Rush of Fresh Wheatgrass Girl, LLC.


Kerri Rush, “the wheatgrass girl” is the owner, farmer and chef at Fresh Wheatgrass Girl, LLC out of Carlisle, Iowa. She started growing wheatgrass in 1996 when her mother was diagnosed with stage 4 colon, liver and lymph node cancer. After researching “alternative” healthy ways to give her immune system a boost she found it in wheatgrass and juicing. (Her mother is now cancer free!) Kerri became hooked on all of the benefits of wheatgrass and her business started growing! She opened up Fresh Cafe & Market and a Fresh Juice Stand at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market in 2006 (find her there every Saturday morning on the corner of 3rd & Court). She specializes in juices, smoothies, salads and anything that can be made with fresh produce. Kerri has become an award winning Chef with a knack for making healthy taste great! Fresh Cafe and Market products are available on the website or Look for the farm kitchen to be open for special events and classes this summer!

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