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Feeding families and farmers

Farmers and farmland are at the heart of our rural places, and central to a new era of health and wealth. Getting local food on our menus, in our schools, and into larger markets nearby can help us build commerce and community. It’s part of making sure everyone here eats and lives well.

Feeding families and farmers

Farmers and farmland are at the heart of our rural places, and central to a new era of health and wealth. Getting local food on our menus, in our schools, and into larger markets nearby can help us build commerce and community. It’s part of making sure everyone here eats and lives well.

Food & Ag Businesses

Making local food work for buyers and suppliers requires attending to the many stops along the way from farm to fork. We support and connect farmers, their suppliers, distributors, processors and others needed to move local products to market.

Good Food for All

Good food and all that goes with it — friends, family, nature, and neighbors – are community essentials. New Growth and partners work to connect, support, and advocate for people and programs that build good food into everyday lives.

Farm to Fork Summit

This annual gathering of local food and farm interests is where west central Missouri builds the connections, knowledge, and will needed to secure good food for all and family farms for our rural economies.

Food & Ag Businesses

Making local food work for buyers and suppliers requires attending to the many stops along the way from farm to fork. We support and connect farmers, their suppliers, distributors, processors and others needed to move local products to market.

Good Food for All

Good food and all that goes with it — friends, family, nature, and neighbors – are community essentials. New Growth and partners work to connect, support, and advocate for people and programs that build good food into everyday lives.

Farm to Fork Summit

This annual gathering of local food and farm interests is where west central Missouri builds the connections, knowledge, and will needed to secure good food for all and family farms for our rural economies.

FOOD + AGRICULTURE NEWS

Six rural districts give Farm to School a try

Six rural districts give Farm to School a try

Six area school districts are currently working through West Central Missouri Community Action Agency to find and purchase local foods. Another 15 are exploring the farm-to-school opportunity with help from West Central’s Farm to School Specialist. State reimbursement up to $1,000 is available.

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Join the farm-to-school crunch-off!

Join the farm-to-school crunch-off!

Show your stuff in the national Farm to School crunch off! Up to $1,000 is available from the Missouri Department of Agriculture to schools that buy local produce by November 1, 2022. Help finding and working with local providers is available from our Farm to School Specialist.

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Video series helps produce farmers go wholesale

Video series helps produce farmers go wholesale

The new Demystifying Wholesale video series features farmer-to-farmer advice on producing, packing, and marketing vegetables for local wholesale markets. It is produced by the Food Systems Program at West Central Missouri Community Action Agency as part of its Beginning Farmer Wholesale Project in association with the Growing Growers KC program.

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