2019 Summer Fun Farm Tour Series

By Mercedes Taylor-Puckett Kansas Farmers Union and the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas offered new and aspiring farmers an opportunity to visit nine Kansas and Missouri farms and learn from educators, producers and other experts about topics ranging from on farm food safety to business planning.The Summer Fun Farm Tour Series ran every other Monday [...]

2019 Summer Fun Farm Tour Series2020-02-25T15:45:21-06:00

SFFTS ’19: VINES, BARNS, BERRIES, AND BEES DAY

See ALL the Photos . . . Click over to the Summer Fun Farm Tour Series DAY THREE Album on flickr to see more than 50 of Tom Parker's beautiful photographs from our tour stops at: Z&M Twisted Vines Wines and Winery, Schwinn Produce Farm and Barn, and Oregon Trail [...]

SFFTS ’19: VINES, BARNS, BERRIES, AND BEES DAY2020-02-25T14:31:07-06:00

Food Safety Modernization Act, Produce Safety Training

In April, a food produce safety workshop was held in Wichita to train growers on the importance of food safety. Nearly 30, Wichita area growers completed the eight-hour training and received their certificates of completion.  Part of trained growers that completed the training grow for Donna or other farmers markets in the area! A second [...]

Food Safety Modernization Act, Produce Safety Training2019-10-16T00:22:40-05:00

2019 Summer Fun Farm Tour Series Kicks-off July 22

By Mercedes Taylor-Puckett Kansas Farmers Union and the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas are offering new and aspiring farmers an opportunity to visit nine Kansas and Missouri farms and learn from educators, producers and other experts about topics ranging from on farm food safety to business planning. The Summer Fun Farm Tour Series [...]

2019 Summer Fun Farm Tour Series Kicks-off July 222019-06-28T11:46:48-05:00

CHASING THE FLAVOR: Produce Farm Twilight Tour highlights specialty crop farms and basics of post-harvest handling

By Tom Parker “Peaches,” Tom Brown said. “For five years I asked hundreds and hundreds of people in the Wichita area about what kinds of produce they would pay a premium for, and, I’m serious, I think 99 percent of them said fresh peaches.” That’s because a fresh-picked, straight-off-the-tree peach is a succulent [...]

CHASING THE FLAVOR: Produce Farm Twilight Tour highlights specialty crop farms and basics of post-harvest handling2017-11-06T08:42:15-06:00

CHASING THE FLAVOR: Produce Farm Twilight Tour highlights specialty crop farms and basics of post-harvest handling

By Tom Parker “Peaches,” Tom Brown said. “For five years I asked hundreds and hundreds of people in the Wichita area about what kinds of produce they would pay a premium for, and, I’m serious, I think 99 percent of them said fresh peaches.” That’s because a fresh-picked, straight-off-the-tree peach is a succulent [...]

CHASING THE FLAVOR: Produce Farm Twilight Tour highlights specialty crop farms and basics of post-harvest handling2017-11-02T16:30:07-05:00

Produce Farm Twilight Tour

Bus tour to showcase Wichita-area farms and food safety management Like most farmers, Tom Brown, co-owner of Meadowlark Farm outside of Wichita, takes a dim view of what he considers unnecessary government regulations meddling in his operation. One such piece of legislation is the Produce Safety Rule—the first mandatory federal standard for growing, harvesting, packing and [...]

Produce Farm Twilight Tour2017-07-18T23:42:02-05:00

Bus Tour to Showcase Wichita-area Farms and Food Safety Management

By TOM PARKER Like most farmers, Tom Brown, co-owner of Meadowlark Farm outside of Wichita, takes a dim view of what he considers unnecessary government regulations meddling in his operation. One such piece of legislation is the Produce Safety Rule—the first mandatory federal standard for growing, harvesting, packing and holding of fresh produce. Published [...]

Bus Tour to Showcase Wichita-area Farms and Food Safety Management2017-07-21T14:04:30-05:00