Thursday, June 13, 2013

Missouri Vegetable Growers Association Farm Tour - June 18th

Join the Missouri Vegetable Growers Association's Springfield Summer Tour on June 18th.  If you're interested in lunch and dinner be sure to RSVP to Curtis Millsap by June 16th.

8:45-10:00 am Urban Roots Farm
All tour participants should plan to meet at this farm and can arrange carpooling to the other farm locations. Urban Roots features moveable high tunnels with intensive, small scale, urban farming on a one acre lot.
823 West State Street, Springfield MO 65806, Adam and Melissa Millsap, 417-848-8877,,

10:15-11:30 am Fassnight Creek Farm is another urban farm, located on 15 acres in the center of Springfield. Dan has 27 years of experience farming on this truly unique veggie farm where he grows most any veggie you’ve ever wanted to eat.
1366 South Fort Ave. Springfield MO 65807, Dan and Kelly Bigby, 417-866-5011, (Kelly's e-mail, as Dan doesn't do the internet).

11:30-12:30 pm Farmers Market of the Ozarks
Check out the vendors at this mid-week market, and see the new market pavilion, scheduled to open this summer.
4139 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO. Lane McConnell Manager, 417-766-8711,,

12:45- 3:30 pm Sunshine Valley Farm
This is a great orchard, berry patch, veggie farm, and café, with 24 years of experience, and a great track record of innovation. The farm is a great example of agri-tourism.
8125 E State Highway AD Rogersville, MO 65742, Jan and Mike Wooten, 417-753-2698,,

Lunch highlighting produce from the farm, will be provided by Jan at the farm. Cost for lunch is $9.75 per person (includes sandwich, chips, drink & dessert), plus tax. Please RSVP to Curtis Millsap by June 16th.

4pm - ??? Millsap Farms
Millsap will be having their weekly CSA pickup this afternoon from 4-6pm. This will give tour attendees the chance to see a CSA pick up site in action, the Chinese Earth berm high tunnel, and 2 acres of intensive vegetable production.
6593 North Emu Lane, Springfield MO, 65803, Curtis and Sarah Millsap, 417-839-0847,,

6 pm Wood oven fired pizza, salad & drinks for dinner will be provided at the Millsap farm. Cost for dinner is $10/ adults, $4/ children under 12 with a $2/person discount for MVGA members. Please RSVP to Curtis Millsap by June 16th.

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