If you are someone who greatly desires to provide your family with quality food. Food that does not have pesticides and other chemicals in it. Food that is non-GMO. Then, Organic Gardening is the best option, unless you don’t mind paying the increased prices at the health food store. And the best way to have an amazing organic garden is Organic Gardening with Worm Compost. Worm compost will give you amazing growth, disease resistant plants with natural pest resistant properties all in an extremely healthy product. And your organic produce will taste great.
The easiest composting worms to start out with is Red Wigglers, they compost very fast and very user-friendly. If you are a big fisherman I would recommend European Nightcrawlers, they compost very fast also, are almost as user-friendly as the Reds but are amazing bait worms. If you prefer not to compost with worms yourself take a look at our amazing Super Grow Worm Castingsfor your Organic Gardening needs. Just let us know what you need.
It’s farmer’s markets season in Missouri, and the good news is that there are plenty of them to choose from. We recently found something called the Missouri Farmer’s Market Directory. This is a great resource for anyone wanting to find farm-fresh produce in the ‘Show-Me’ state.
Here in Laclede County we have the “Lebanon Farmers’ Market” from April through October. It is open on Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and on Saturday’s from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. We also have the “Farmers’ Market of Laclede County”. It runs on Saturdays, 8:00 am – noon, from May through October as well. Close by (to us in Eldridge) in Camdenton (Camden County) is “Farmers Alliance of Rural Missouri (FARM)”. And it runs on Saturdays 7 am – noon, May to September. They even have a nice Facebook page to can visit: Farmers Market in Camdenton
Jere Gettle – of Missouri’s own “Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co” – was quoted (in this NPR article) as saying that the number of farmers markets has tripled in United States in the last 10 to 12 years. This is great news for all those of us involved in supporting the local food movement!