Darcy's Selected Writing Samples


A Culinary History of Iowa: Sweet Corn, Pork Tenderloins, Maid-Rites and More. To be released Aug. 1, 2016, by The History Press. 

Calhoun County (a historic view of of small-town and rural Iowa through the eyes of those who lived it), Published in 2015 by Arcadia Publishing. * Read the reviews on Amazon.com here. 

Looking Back: Celebrating 50 Years at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, published 2012 

Food writing 

Very Veggie: Iowan's Farm-Fresh Recipes Offer Guilt-Free Eating. This blog post first appeared in 2016 as a Farm Cook feature in Farm News. 

Redining College Dining with Pork. Published in 2015 in the National Pork Board's Pork Checkoff Report magazine. 

Holiday Home Cooking: Gingersnaps, Caramels and More from an Iowa farm cook. published 2015 in Farm News 

Newsletters / Marketing Magazines

Friendship Haven Times, quarterly newsletter

Hubbell Real Estate Solutions, bi-annual magazine

Pork Checkoff Report, “Defining and Defending Who We Are: ‘We Care’ Builds Trust”

Web Articles

National Pork Board, “Wall Street Welcomes The Other White Meat® Tour”

Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, “Young Farmer Makes his Future in Raising Turkeys"

Trade Magazines

Syngenta Thrive, “Project Earth: Implementing a Common Vision for Sustainable Ag”

Tree Care Industry Magazine, “Assessing and Treating Flood-Damaged Trees"

Pork Magazine “Eminent Domain Decision Sparks Property Rights Debate”

Economic Development Guides

The West Des Moines Difference: Conducive to Business, Ideal for Life


Legacy Pointe Development, Iowa Realty

Hometown Perry, Iowa

Consumer Magazines

Iowa Gardening, “Incredible Edible Landscapes: A New Twist on Local Food Takes Root”

Radish Magazine, “Return of the Natives: 10 Great Prairie Plants to Grow in Your Garden”

Case Studies

VistaComm, short case studies used for marketing purposes

News Articles

Farm News, “Ambassadors Tour Sac County Farm”

National Pork Board, “New York Chef Reigns as Pork Expo's King of "Q"

International Clients

Pig Progress Magazine (the Netherlands), “Feed Costs – Ideas from the World Pork Expo”

Sales Letters

Grimes, Iowa

Pulley Chiropractic