During the off season, Emily’s Produce owners Paul and Kelly Jackson spend a week traveling to different agricultural sites attending seminars through the North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA). The Jacksons were surprised to see their family farm featured at the convention in Kansas City, Mo, along with two other family farms from other states.
Kelly Jackson said, “Each year, we look forward to the vast amount of ideas and opportunities that are available through our educational and networking partnerships during our off season. This year, our travel to the Mid-West gave us much insight into creative ways to continue operating our family farm in a way that creates local agriculture awareness and brings much satisfaction to visitors for years to come. We came back with some new and improved ideas that will be exciting to this season’s visitors!”
Emily’s Produce also offers a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Depending upon the program selected, Emily’s will provide weekly shares of fruits and vegetables straight from their fields to members. There are three different options for CSA shares to accommodate individual needs. Kelly Jackson added, “It’s a great partnership that empowers local families and local farmers to work directly together in support of local foods!”
For more information about CSA and Emily’s Produce visit www.emilysproduce.com.