Food producers, especially small-scale food producers, have been hit hard by the virus crisis. As farmers markets and other regular access points to consumers have been limited, local producers have had to find alternate avenues for connecting with consumers.
In this episode, we highlight one innovative project that’s been created to address a big problem that this pandemic has created: disrupted supply lines and distribution of food.
A new website created by MU Extension aims to help food producers connect with buyers across the state. Missouri Food Finder is an online portal where you can search for small food vendors by location. So far, the food-finder portal is hosting more than 200 local producers all plotted out on a searchable map of the state.
Lorin Fahrmeier, a project coordinator at MU Extension working on food security and nutrition initiatives. Also, she and her husband run a family farm.
Chris Fulcher, a professor in MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and director of MU Extension's Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems program
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