Thursday, April 7, 2011

Farm visits have started - learning continues

This week, we visited three growers & a rancher: Countryside View Greenhouse - wow! they are loaded with plants!
Fairhaven - expanded our egg selection with 200 chickens, all with access to green pastures (& cool exterior doors for collecting eggs),
Pates Orchard - looking good (see the panel to the right), and Sunny Lane Farms - complete with new baby calves.

Tim Green, who is very experienced in growing in high tunnels, went along to advise Lester of Fair Haven who is undertaking his first year of growing tomatoes in a high tunnel.

Nehai Xiong, one of our experienced vegetable growers, is interested in putting in a peach orchard. John Pate of Pate's Orchard invited Nehai to come along on the inspection and John spent 2 hours showing Nehai the orchard and explaining his techniques.

One reason the Webb City Market is special? Our exceptional growers!