May 16: Free Field Day and Farm Tour

Come to a special Field Day and Farm Tour, 4:00-6:00 PM on Tuesday May 16th (rain date: May 17, also 4-6). Meet your full-time Missouri organic farmers and also hear from Dr. Zelalem Mersha and Martha O’Connor  of Lincoln University, about how organic farmers can attain biological control of soil-borne diseases in high tunnels – without harmful chemicals.

R.S.V.P.’s are not required, but they are appreciated – call or text Jim Thomas, 660-886-3936 for more information or to RSVP.

This free field day and tour is a Research and Outreach Project organized by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Rain, rain…

“It’s not the amount of rain – it’s that it rains every day.” That is why CSA customers are mainly getting potatoes, onions and kale (and some peppers and cukes from the hoop houses) lately, instead of green beans, okra and cabbage, says Jim Jr.. “We’ve got the corn planted, but we’re not sure what’s going to happen with it.” So much depends on getting some sunny days between rainfalls – just a few days without rain will let the summer vegetables thrive. If it doesn’t rain on your 4th of July picnic, get ready to make some Purple Potato Salad with our Majestic Purple potatoes.  And about that kale: one of our customers’ husband doesn’t like kale. Or at least he didn’t, until he tried Creamed Kale. Now, he can’t get enough of that vegetable!