Wolf Creek Family Farm is a small sustainable farm in Peculiar, MO focused on fresh, organically grown produce and naturally raised meat and eggs.
Fox 4 was nice enough to come out last Saturday to the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market for our opening day. They did a very nice piece on the market, highlighting the fact that we were voted the favorite market in Missouri for two years running!
Tomorrow looks to be nice, eventually, but the overnight lows may put a damper on our morning. We’re watching the temperatures carefully and hoping we can get our plants out there for you all to enjoy. The final decision of whether we make it to market tomorrow will depend on overnight and early morning temperatures.
We’ll update our status here and on Facebook to let you know what’s happening!
Thanks to everyone who came out for opening day of the Lee’s Summit Farmer’s Market on Saturday. The wind and clouds didn’t cooperate much, but we loved seeing you all and had a great time! The market in Lee’s Summit will go every Wednesday and Saturday at 7am from now until the end of November.
We will be attending the Waldo Farmer’s Market for the first time this year, Wednesday evenings from 3pm to 7pm. That market opens May 1st, followed by Peculiar (now on Wedensday evenings) on May 15th, then Raymore Tuesday evenings and Belton Thursday evenings. Harrisonville will be another new market for us on Saturday mornings beginning in June. It’s going to be a busy year!
Right now we’re working 15-hour days getting caught up on planting since the snow is finally off the ground. Tonight’s rain will give a nice soaking to newly planted lettuces, kale, arugula, spinach, radicchio, mustard greens, collards, beets, carrots and radishes. Green onions are popping up all over and potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts are ready to go in next. We’re looking forward to sharing a bountiful year!
The “farmer assurance provision”, Section 735, currently included in HR 933, was not removed from the Continuing Resolution spending bill passed by Congress this week. This provision strips judges of their constitutional mandate to protect… consumer and farmer rights (and the environment) through judicial review.
The judicial review process is an element of U.S law that serves as a vital check on any federal agency decision that may negatively impact human health, the environment or the livelihood of farmers; for example, when a court of law finds GMO companies got approval for their seeds ILLEGALLY. Congress should not be meddling with the judicial review process based solely on the special interest of a handful of companies (i.e. Monsanto). There has to be an impartial judgement process available so lobbyists and biotech companies can’t bypass proper procedures and, if they do so, will be held accountable. It’s for OUR protection!
This could open the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops and gets these bio companies one step closer to making sure that their new GMO crops can circumvent any serious scientific or regulatory review.
Make your voice heard. Call Congress to shut down their phone lines until Section 735 is removed from the CR before the President signs it. Use the link below to send a letter to the President, your Congressman and your Senators: