farmers market

Health & Wealth Update
7:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Fruits, veggies and a healthier lifestyle

Columbia Farmer's Market
Credit Hope Kirwan / KBIA

  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.

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4:24 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Moberly to add a fresh food farmers market

Credit Natalie Maynor

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

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Under the Microscope
5:28 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Managing school gardens and battling invasive pests

Don Proffitt, Pottersville, holds a tall thistle he removed from his farm.
Credit Jennifer Davidson / KSMU

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

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5:06 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

No summer siesta for school gardens

At a farmer's market in Lawrence, Kan., science teacher Perry Kennard and student Claire Yackley sell produce from Southwest Middle School’s garden.
Payne Roberts Harvest Public Media

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.

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9:48 am
Sat August 3, 2013

Going on a picnic? Pack the refrigerator pickles and slaw

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.
Credit Abbie Fentress Swanson/Harvest Public Media

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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7:25 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Vendor upset at Columbia farmers market rule

Credit Flickr / Natalie Maynor

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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7:57 am
Tue May 28, 2013

New licensing rules ease requirements for farmers market egg vendors

Credit heathervescent / Flickr

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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5:18 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Columbia Farmers Market bus route has yet to gain popularity

Flickr Natalie Maynor

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

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5:13 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

New bus route to Columbia Farmers Market

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.

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AM Newscasts
10:17 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Newscast for March 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
9:34 am
Thu March 8, 2012

New bus service to farmers market


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.

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