Thursday, May 28, 2009

Farm Visits

Marilyn and I are doing farm visits this week. Eight yesterday, another 5 today. We found many gardens looking very good and a few that have been set back by the cool wet spring.

Most of the farmers at the Webb City market are small scale and do much of their work by hand (above - Ying Vang Xiong who sells on the south end of the pavilion in her garden yesterday). But take my word for it, a small 2 - 4 acre farm planted in produce is a huge project. I am constantly amazed by how hard our farmers work.