Saturday, February 27, 2010

Food Safety Workshop

Food Safety- From Field to Market
1 to 4 om Thursday March 11, 2010 at
Missouri State University
Fruit Experiment Station
Mtn. Grove, Mo
Faurot Hall 102

Topics to be covered
  • Importance of Food Safety- Update on recent outbreaks associated with fresh produce
  • State regulations for selling at Farmers Market
  • Food Safety concerns in the field: Field preparation and planting, manure usage & crop cultural guidelines
  • Irrigation methods and associated issues
  • Harvest and post harvest safety

Presenters: Russell Lilly, Mo Dept of Health and Senior Services

Patrick Byers, Horticulturist, University of Missouri Extension

John Avery: Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station Fruit Grower Advisor

Participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion and a laminated sign to display at their market booth.

Sponsored by Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station Mtn. Grove, Mo

There is no FEE, but please call 417-547-7500 or e-mail to register if possible. Walk-ins are welcome.

Directions: From Hwy 60, take second Mtn. Grove exit (Hwy 95). Turn North, go past Wal-mart. Take next right (Red spring Rd). 9740 Red Spring Rd. Mtn. Grove, Mo

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Farmers market Membership Meeting

The Cabool Area Farmers Market will have their general membership meeting on March 2, 6:00 pm at the Cabool Christian Church. If you want to sell at the market, or if you can't set up to sell but want to help support the market then you will want to attend this meeting. We will have information on setting up as well as all the other things that we will be doing this season at the market. Lots of thing are in the works for this year. Come and join us.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


We got all the flowers potted. We ended up with 325 hanging baskets. Now we just have to go out and talk and sing to them everyday. Now we have to get the cole crop seeds started or we wont have any to sell at the beginning of the farmers market season.
So much to do. there is just not enough hours in the day to get everything done. Everything will fall into place.