April 2013 marked the third year of Lincoln University’s Farmers Market and aquaculture program. The Farmers’ Market is open to the public and provided a venue in which locally grown commodities were sold at a nominal cost to the community. On the University farms, MANRRS members planted and harvested various fruits (watermelons and cantaloupe) and vegetables (peppers, collard greens, okra, cucumbers, black-eye peas, cabbage, tomatoes, lettuce, and sweet potatoes) as well as raised and marketed prawns and striped bass. In addition, heirloom seeds were packaged, promoted and sold. On Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. during the summer and fall semesters, fresh vegetables and fruit were sold to residents of Cole County. Chapter members also distributed nutritional information and recipes for the products sold.
Lincoln University Farmers' Market MANRRS booths
Dickinson Research Center (parking lot)
1219 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101