The climate, soils and population base of Missouri are conducive to growing of certain fruit and vegetable crops. However, if there is to be a significant increase in commercial production of high value horticultural crops, potential growers will need to learn which crops are best suited to Missouri conditions, how they are grown and what techniques and market niches will make them most profitable. Through workshops, newsletters, field days, grower conferences and other methods, potential growers such as existing row crop and horticultural crop producers will receive information that will allow them to be successful in growing and marketing high value crops such as tomatoes, melons and small fruits. The resulting increase in production will increase the profitability of small farms and enhance the viability of small, farm-based rural communities. Increased availability of safe, high quality locally produced vegetables and fruits will benefit citizens in all regions of Missouri, especially those living in our urban areas.
2012 Field to Table Guide (PDF) A directory of northeast Missouri producers and their farm-fresh products.
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