Missouri River Communities Network, with Missouri River Bluffs Association and a
Specialty Crops Grant from the MO Dept of Agriculture, will be hosting 6 TASTE of LOCAL MISSOURI events to highlight access to and awareness about sources and flavors of regionally produced food.
Enjoy music, food, recreation, and more during each of the 2013 Taste of Missouri festivals! More details coming soon!!
May 11th : Fulton, MO (Callaway County) Success!
June 22nd : California, MO (Moniteau County)
July 27th: Linn, MO (Osage County)
August 24th : Jefferson, MO (Cole County)
September 7th : Columbia, MO (Boone County)
October 5th : Boonville, MO (Cooper County)
Check out our Cooking Lady’s website, MO Deep Roots for more information on local food and cooking with local food in mid-Missouri.
Thank you for helping Mid-Missouri’s AmeriCorps VISTAs collect over 400 lbs of fresh food for our hungry citizens on Martin Luther King Jr Day 2013!
Thank you to all of our Columbia Dec 10th, 2012 Mid-Missouri Farmer’s Market Forum attendees and facilitators!
The event successfully connected over 30 Market organizer, vendor, agency, and small business representatives to funding, promotion, and educational resources. To connect or access the resources generated at this meeting, please join the Facebook group, or send us your information and interests via this website contact submission.
Grants: Federal, Foundations, and External Programs
Creative Promotion and Social Media
Developing and Maintaining a Market Website
Educational Programming and Special Events
Low-Income Transportation Access
EBT / SNAP: How and Why
Food Circles and Alternative Distribution Systems
Missouri River Communities Network is excited to be partnering with the Missouri River Bluffs Association (MRBA) to grow the Mid-Missouri farmers market capacity. With the help of the Missouri Foundation for Health and the MO Dept of Agriculture’s Specialty Crops grant, we are beginning a number of projects that will aid market organizers and vendors to make local, seasonal food from independent and cooperative farms available to our communities.
First among our goals is to connect market organizers and vendors to the resources they need. Each farmers market in Mid-Missouri is unique and many are utilizing innovative methods to reach out to underserved populations, to promote healthy foods, and to educate consumers about the value of a local market.