Monday, May 19, 2008

Southwest Growers Hit Hard by Weather this Spring

The rain has finally stopped, well at least for a little while here in Missouri. We have had so much rain this spring, not to mention the cold temperatures, causing many producers to fall a little behind on planting.

Webb City Farmers’ Market producers were hit hard last week with a tornado, hail and rain. Webb City Farmers’ Market Master Eileen Nichols blogged about the losses many producers in Southwest Missouri are experiencing this year on the Webb City Farmers’ Market Blog. (Welcome to the blogosphere Webb City!)

Our thoughts are with our farmers’ market producers throughout the state that have experienced planting drawbacks this year. At least some of our producers are experiencing a bountiful strawberry harvest.

(PHOTO: Strawberries fresh from Fredrickson Farms to the Webb City Farmers' Market.)

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