American family farmers and ranchers are enduring the worst economic slide in generations. We need Congress to pass a 2018 Farm Bill that will support them. That's why the Missouri Farmers Union and Missouri Coalition for the Environment are calling on Congress to strengthen programs that support family farm agriculture, vibrant rural communities, a clean environment, and hungry Americans.
Along with EarthDance Organic Farm School and Pickin’ on Music Festivals, The Mighty Pines will be making stops across Missouri on the Farmers United Tour in support of these local farms and healthy soil. Enjoy a farm-fresh dinner, live music by the Mighty Pines, and learn how you can both vote with your fork and advocate for policy that supports the Good Food Movement.
The event is generously sponsored by the Missouri Farmers Union.
3014 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
Monday, April 23
St. Louis-based jamgrass band, The Mighty Pines are taking the message of family farms, sustainable farming, the Farm Bill and all that lives in between on the road. Also, hear from farmers and advocates on the front lines of this work, including EarthDance Organic Farm School Founder Molly Rockamann, KC Healthy Kids Vice President of Policy Beth Low-Smith and farmers from Missouri Farmers Union. The Missouri leg of the tour begins in KC at Little Piggy, Chef Michael Foust’s food truck lot located at 3014 Southwest Blvd.
Interested in volunteering? Email KC Healthy Kids Farm to Institution Manager Alicia Ellingsworth.
816 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
Tuesday, April 24
The Mighty Pines continue their Missouri tour, stopping at Broadway Brewery in Columbia. Enjoy a farm to table, family-style beer pairing dinner while grooving to their uplifting tunes. Also, hear from farmers and advocates on the front lines of this work, including EarthDance Organic Farm School Founder Molly Rockamann, Missouri Coalition for the Environment Food and Farm Director Melissa Vatterott and farmers from Missouri Farmers Union.
Interested in volunteering? Email Missouri Coalition for the Environment Food and Farm Director Melissa Vatterott.
233 S. Dade Ave
Ferguson, MO 63135
Wednesday, April 25
The Mighty Pines bring their Missouri tour to an end at EarthDance Organic Farm School in Ferguson. Listen to the Mighty Pines while feasting on a family-style farm to table dinner created by Chef Rex Hale of Boundary at the Cheshire and 360 St. Louis. Also, hear from farmers and advocates on the front lines of this work, including EarthDance Organic Farm School Founder Molly Rockamann, Missouri Coalition for the Environment Food and Farm Director Melissa Vatterott and farmers from Missouri Farmers Union.
EarthDance Organic Farm School grows community alongside vegetables and new farmers on a historic organic farm in a neighborhood of Ferguson, Missouri.
Interested in volunteering? Visit EarthDance's website to sign up.
EarthDance Organic Farm School grows organic produce on the site of the oldest organic farm west of the Mississippi. Based in Ferguson, the non-profit organization works at the intersection of healthy food production, farm-based education and community empowerment.
With a vision of connecting more eaters and farmers alike to the soul of our soil, EarthDance facilitates delicious farm-based experiences with meaning. By convening chefs, musicians, farmers, and like-minded organizations to create this movement-building tour, EarthDance aims to promote family farms, healthy soil, local food, and raise awareness of pesticide drift.