Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a Happy and Fruitful New Year.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas

We want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MFMA Conference

We are all excited that the Cabool Area Farmers Market will be the meeting place for the MFMA annual meeting this year. This is a great honor for us to be the host city. This was the Cabool Farmers Market first year, and what a year it was. We made a lot of good friends this year and hope they will come back next season.

I am trying to get 5 PowerPoint presentations finished.
My dad (Wayne) will speaking at the Great Plains Vegetable Growers Conference on Jan 8. in St Joseph, Mo. Strawberries and Other Berries is the topic for that day, then he will be speaking on Jan 9 and that topic will be Growing Onions on Black Plastic.
Then they will be off to Nebraska for a conference there. The Mid America Fruit Growers Conference will be held in Nebraska City, Nebraska on Jan 13. The topic that day will be Strawberry Production Using Plasticulture, then on Jan 14 the topic will be Overview of Fruit and Vegetable Production and Marketing.

The MFMA annual meeting will be at Drury University Cabool Mo Jan 23, 2010. We are getting a PowerPoint ready for a presentation. We will give our presentation during lunch.
There will be lots of good information at all of these meetings.

On Thursday March 11, 2010 there will be a Food Safety Workshop at the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station, Faurot Hall in Mtn. Grove, Mo. from 1:00 till 4:00 p.m.
Producing safe food for Farmers Market
Speakers; Russell Lilly, Springfield, Mo. Dept. of Health and Senior Services
John Avery; State Fruit Experiment Station Fruit Grower Advisor
Patrick Byers; Regional University of Missouri Extension Specialist.
This workshop is open to everyone.
For more info on the Food Safety Workshop contact
John Avery, Fruit Grower Advisor at or417-547-7539.
This workshop is very informative. If you plan on vending at a Farmers market this is one workshop that you will not want to miss.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Row cover

We got the row cover on the strawberries today. I am glad that job is done. It always seems to be windy when we put them on. Hopefully we won't have to take them off till spring. It was an all day job covering 3 acres of strawberries.
Now we have to get ready for a meeting tonight. Never a dull moment.