Monday, April 20, 2009

On the Road Again

The market managers are visiting farms this week and next. 7 farms near Fairview are already inventoried. Above, Mor Xiong shows off some of her newly plowed garden to Paul Jackson. ("Smile, Mor!") Mor has been mentored by Hector Troyer and Tim Green, two experienced market growers, and by Jay Chism with Extension for about 18 months. One of their suggestions was creating a second garden on high ground near her home. Her original garden is very near Shoal Creek and subject to flooding. She was so pleased with last year's experience that she has quadrupled the size of her house garden and converted her river garden to rice.

Tomorrow, Marilyn and I will visit 8 farms to the north of Webb City.