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Farmers Market Returns to Mizzou for Spring

Apr 10, 2017
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The first farmers market of the spring semester took place on the University of Missouri campus Thursday.

Local farmers from across mid-Missouri sold products ranging from breads and meats to coffee and jams.

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The US Department of Agriculture awarded a grant to help low-income families access affordable, healthful food in Boone County.

About $150,000 dollars was granted to better connect families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, to fresh food at the farmers market.

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When University of Missouri Students leave residence halls they don’t often have the luxury of eating at campus dining halls like they once did. Students must then shop for their own groceries, which is something some may have never done before. When students or even members of the Columbia community shop they do not always know where their food is grown or where their meals come from.

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The Fort Leonard Wood farmers’ market announced Thursday that it now accepts food stamps.

The market is operated by the Pulaski County Sheltered Workshop (PCSW), a local non-profit that provides work for people with physical and mental disabilities.

Market manager Samantha Kramer said the new policy will provide fresh foods to people living on food-stamps in an area where produce is scarce.

This is the second story in a series from the Health & Wealth desk on Healthy Nevada

The town of Nevada, in southwest Missouri, is changing in very subtle ways. To see it you really need to know where to look. For example, Walton Park, on Atlantic Street, used to be one of the town’s less popular parks for kids – just a small slide, a merry-go-round, and two swings. But today Walton Park is where all the cool six-year-olds go, thanks to one new piece of playground equipment.  

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  The Columbia Farmer’s Market brings many different people together on Saturday mornings. Thanks to a local food program run by Sustainable Farms and Communities, this includes low-income families who can receive extra help to purchase fresh and locally-produced foods.

Moberly to add a fresh food farmers market

Apr 21, 2014
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Natalie Maynor

A new community farmer’s market is opening in Moberly. 

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This week on Under the Microscope we'll talk about school gardens, and hear how some farmers are managing an invasive thistle species.

No summer siesta for school gardens

Aug 15, 2013
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School gardens offer educators a chance to teach students about math and science through the hands-on experience of growing fruits and vegetables. But as these educational projects grow in popularity, they present unique challenges to teachers and communities — particularly in the summer.

Mike Odette, chef and co-owner of Sycamore Restaurant, finds beets and turnips that will make tasty refrigerator pickles at the Columbia, Mo. farmers market.
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Most Saturdays, Chef Mike Odette, who is co-owner of Sycamore Restaurant in Columbia, Mo., is talking to farmers and customers at the farmers market and searching for food to work into his next menu. Odette makes a point of getting the best local, seasonal food that he can for Sycamore, which is one of the most popular restaurants in town. But today, his mission is a little different.

“We're looking for some veggies that would make good slaw to take on a picnic, and some veggies that would make good refrigerator pickles,” he says.

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A Columbia farmers market flap highlights the challenges of ensuring that products labeled as locally-grown are the real thing.

Wilson's Garden Center owner Chuck Bay says he was kicked out of the popular Columbia Farmers Market for violating the market's vendor rules.

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture says it has lessened licensing requirements for farmers' market merchants and roadside vendors selling eggs more directly to consumers.

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The new bus route that goes from the M-U student center to the Columbia Farmers Market has yet to attract many passengers.

New bus route to Columbia Farmers Market

Apr 9, 2012

Last Saturday was the first day of a new bus route that takes passengers from the University of Missouri Student Center to the Columbia Farmers Market.

Newscast for March 8, 2012

Mar 8, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • House budget would cut services to the blind, restore higher education dollars
  • City takes aim at energy efficiency in rental units
  • Opponents of blight designation voice concerns

New bus service to farmers market

Mar 8, 2012

Columbia residents who want to buy local fruits and vegetables, but have trouble getting to the farmers market will be able to get there more easily by bus starting next month, thanks to a new USDA grant.