Big news for us and our program of aggregated produce sales: Quitman County School District contracted with us to order 300 pounds of mustard and turnip greens from MDCFWOI’s Beginning Farmers. That’s a lot of healthy eating in schools in our area of the Mississippi Delta. School cafeterias in this part of the country still cook,[…]
Earlier this week in our training space at the warehouse out on DeSoto in Clarksdale, a workshop for our beginning farmer and rancher program.
This week, our staff participated in the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP) Project Directors Meeting, hosted by USDA and Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES). We had a chance to present a few highlights from year one of our BFRDP project, Delta Farming Start. In this three-year project, we provide basic business training (including a[…]
With some hands-on help and practical ideas from our program and evaluation consultants (who happen to have designed and run a beautiful handmade soap (and more) business in Tucson, AZ), we’re upgrading and reorganizing the look of the market. Prettier looks (especially with our visiting colleague and grants management specialist Juan Pesquiera standing behind the crates), uniform[…]
It’s not Oklahoma, but Mississippi. And yet… The corn is as high as our grower’s eyes. Aaaand it looks like it’s growing right up to the sky!
Mississippi Delta Council for Farmworker Opportunities, Inc. growers in action. #myfarmer Sharing in celebration of National Farmers Market Week (August 2-13, 2016).