When it comes to selling produce, farmers have a few options. There are grocery stores, then there are farmers markets. In Kansas City, mobile markets are even cropping up. Check out that story,here. Now, we bring you barebones farmers on wheels. Road bikes are the preferred form of travel and mode of commerce for the operators of Quail Bone Farm in Columbia, Mo.
Genell Pridgen is a partner in the Nebraska Environmental Action Coalition’s Mobile Meat Processing Project. She led tours through an empty unit at Farm Aid, and says this is one way for to keep food grown and raised in one place, eaten in the same area.
Farm Aid, the music festival to benefit American family farmers, is in its 26th year. With this year’s concert scheduled for Aug. 13 in Kansas City, Kan., it’s a good time to review the event’s relevancy. What began as a response to a farm crisis has changed over time, but the goal is the same: Support farmers who are struggling.
Members of the Missouri chapter of the Walnut Council took a hayride during their fall meeting on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 in Polo, Missouri. They viewed a number of different tree management techniques and learned about ideal conditions in which to grow.
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The Blackpoll Warbler migrates from Canada to the Venezuelan coast in about 2.5 days.