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SPRING EVENTS: FORAGE TO FOOD*
These are not FRC events- just some things you might like to know about.
Events to Know About in the Region:
Tuesday, February 25th
36th Annual SW MO Spring Forage Conference Springfield, MO; Register early; limited seating; and no on-site registration. Link: http://springforageconference.com/
Thursday, March 5th
Right to Harm Community Movie Screening
Give Power Back to Family Farmers
6:30 p.m. Star Theatre
205 E Main St., Willow Springs
Saturday, March 28th
5th Annual ONE Congress
Ozark Neighborly Exchange
A Rural Renaissance themed one day festival of neighbors helping neighbors, cultivate a resilient future for the Ozarks!
8am-5pm, Lutie School
5802 hwy 60, Theodosia 65761
Wednesday, April 1
Conservation Lobby Day
State Capitol – Jefferson City 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, April 2
Eleven Point State Park Issue Court Hearing
Oregon County Courthouse, Alton, MO
Saturday, April 4
Ava Farmers Market
Ava Town Square (Hwy. 14)
Mountain Grove Farmers Market
Mountain Grove Town Square (Hwy. 95)
Sunday-Monday, May 3-4
Baker Creek Spring Planting Festival
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
2278 Baker Creek Road
Mansfield, MO 65704
GET THE TOOLKIT WITH A SMALL MEDIUM @ LARGE
The 20-Year Plan Toolkit series has begun and you can follow along in the Douglas County Herald. Read the column, "A Small Medium @ Large" every week so you don't miss a beat. Subscribe to the Herald and you can read the back issues too.
OACC CONVENES SEPT. 27
Bioregionalists in the Ozarks will be gathering again at the Ozark Area Community Congress Sept. 27-29. If you are new the area - or want to see old friends - you'll want to register now. This gathering has convened annually for 40 years. Check it out.
FRC'S WOMEN OF THE WATERSHED
The Women of the Watershed met in August and September. In August, we celebrated Adrian Buff of Grison Dairy and Creamery, a beginning farmer whose Swiss-style artisan cheeses won fans from all of us who sampled! We are delighted to report that FEAST magazine has noticed Adrian too. Read more here.
You can purchase Grison Dairy's Grisonthaler cheese (a hard-rind, washed variety aged 3 months) and his Mutschli cheese (a creamy variety aged one month) in Ava at Ava Beverage, at The Little Farm Store just off Hwy. 60 at the Cedar Gap turnoff; at Mama Jean's locations in Springfield, MO, and at Local Harvest in St. Louis.
In our Sept. meeting we discussed metrics - because what gets measured is what gets attention and energy. We identified metrics that aren't always reflected in dollars, but are precious to quality of life. Get on our list for notice of the next meeting or work party.
GREAT CHEESE FROM THE OZARKS
An Ozarks cheesemaker in the news. Join us in celebrating young farmers and food artisans like Adrian Buff of Grison Dairy & Creamery.
See these features:
You can find Adrian's exquisite Mutschli and Grisonthaler cheeses at The Little Farm Store in Seymour, Ava Beverage in Ava, Mama Jean's in Springfield, and Local Harvest in St. Louis - and at the farm in Ava, Missouri.