Feeding Kansas News & Action Alerts, February 13, 2016
To read the latest Feeding Kansas News & Action Alerts, follow this link. This issue includes updates on HB 2595 & SB 314, and a profile of farmer Jill Elmers, highlighted below.
Demand Is There: “We Need More Farmers Raising Food”
Farmer Profile by by Jean Stramel
Jill Elmers is now well into her second career – as a farmer raising vegetables, small fruits and herbs for the growing local food market in the Kansas City and Lawrence area- after 21 years as an acoustical consultant. Demand is high for her produce, and she is doing her best to keep up with it.
“We cannot keep up with the demand. The demand outweighs my management capabilities, of what we can produce from this land – it’s incredible.”
In addition to growing raises 30-40 different kinds of crops on her Moon on the Meadow farm, Jill is chair of the Douglas County Food Policy Council, and is involved in food hub development in Northeast KS.