Ozark County Homegrown Food Project
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~ Meeting & Event Dates ~
Café & Shop Hours
Café is open for lunch Mon, Wed & Fri from 10:am to 2:00pm
Shop is open during Cafe hours plus Wed & Fri 4:30 to 7:00pm
FFF General Meeting
July 21st at the Yellow house.
Potluck at 5:00pm, meeting at 5:30
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Farm to Table Community Potluck
Hosted by Amelia LaMair
July 29th 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Farm, Fork & Fiddle
Bring a dish to share featuring something grown or raised in the Ozarks.
Prettiest and ugliest vegetable competition- bring your entries and cast your vote.
Musical entertainment by Buzzards Hollar, bring your instruments for jamming before or after Yard games for all ages Free event, donations welcome Shop will be open
Ozark County Home Funeral Group
Meets every other Wednesday or as listed
Nest Meeting is July 20th
Upstairs at the Farm, Fork & Fiddle
Eat at the Café at 12:30 – Meeting at 1:00
~ Special Notices ~
The Seed Swap has been put off until the fall because so much has been going on but I’ve been working on Garden Starter packs and lining up some speakers.
~ News ~
We have a new treasurer, Mindy Pippin. And a new Member Coordinator, Renee Schmucker. Thank you both so much!!
We were without AC for quite some time but, thanks to Pearl and the Hammonds, we now have two window AC units and are cool and comfortable.
Even without air we were open on a few days, thank you to everyone who worked in the heat and humidity!!
~ Monthly Specials ~
~ Currently at the Farm, Fork & Fiddle ~
Homegrown & Handcrafted in the Ozarks!
Make your shopping list and stop by to fill your home with whole, fresh foods, natural herbal medicinals, one of a kind artwork and handcrafted goods!
Baked goods, fresh produce, fresh eggs, nut butters, aprons, artwork tinctures, oils, salves, knitted goods, soaps, cards, artwork, jewelry and so much more.
~ Meet A Member ~
For our first addition it’s Meet the Crew. These are just a fraction of the dedicated souls who work hard and long to keep the Farm, Fork & Fiddle going.
Jessi Dreckman – President
Dennise Lawson – Secretary
Carole Long – Kitchen Coordinator & Board Member
Amelia LaMair – Grant Writer & Board Member
Pearl Schneider – Vice President, Board Member & Garden Committee
Dez Fleck – Volunteer Coordinator
Jule Kruger – Vendor Coordinator
Candace Butler – Vendor Coordinator
Susie Fijinaga – Events Coordinator
Crystal Marshall – Perishable Goods Coordinator
Renee Schmucker – Member Coordinator
Jewel Krasinski – Newsletter & Board Member
~ Product Highlight ~
Handmade Greeting Cards
by Tracy Meal of Cardsavvy - Vendor #41
“My trade is Interior Design, I love working with color shape and texture in any medium. started making cards about 12 years ago, I have been scrapbooking since 1998 and it was kind of a natural progression into papercrafting. I use hand stamps, inks, different archival quality papers, digitally created and printed images and hand lettering occasionally, to create my cards. I cut each card by hand, I prefer not to buy pre-made blank cards. I love the creative process and selecting the materials for each card is my favorite part of that process. I prefer to leave the inside of my cards blank so that people can write their own sentiments inside, thereby making them that much more special. Each design is unique and I try to not use the same design over again, once those papers are used up I do not buy them again. If you see a few cards that look alike they are limited editions and will not be created again. Sometimes I can get 5 or 6 cards out of a single sheet, and part of the creative process is determining if the paper is better suited for condolence, get well, birthday or all purpose use. I hope people enjoy receiving them as much as I enjoy creating them.
~ FFF Needs ~
Upstairs office …
Locking file cabinets or lockbox
Shop is looking for the following…
Any local homegrown or handmade goods
If you’re interested in vending, contact one of our Vendor coordinators,
Candace at 417-294-0755 or email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Jule at 417-679-0446
We’re always in need of volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering, Please contact Dez, our Volunteer coordinator at 417-250-9252 email@example.com
Areas needed –
*Assistant Volunteer coordinator (to help Dez)
* People willing and able to be trained on the register (may include a background check)
*Marketing / Advertising - Getting the word out about when we are open and events that we have going on. This could be a group working together. Some places to advertise include facebook, website, blog, bulletin boards, newspaper, signs on the street, etc.
If you would like to teach a class or hold an event that coincides with our mission (wholesome local living), we would love to have you!
Susie Fujinaga is our Events Coordinator and will be able to help you set it up.
417-989-1035 or firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Recipe ~
Submit your from-scratch recipes, along with your name to FFFnewsletter@outlook.com
I’ll include one recipe per issue
In Season Fruit Crumble - (by Julia Catfeather)
You can use most any kind of fruit or berries or combinations. Apple Raisin in the fall, Mixed Berries in the summer etc.. As always, use what you have :)
6 cups any fruit or berry or combination, fresh, thawed or rehydrated
1/2 cup honey
2 T brown sugar
3 T flour
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup softened butter
Prepare fruit as needed (core, chop, thaw, rehydrate etc) then add to a large bowl. Drizzle the honey over the fruit and mix to coat. Add the brown sugar and then sift the flour in. Mix again but not overly to crush much fruit.
Pour fruit mixture into a baking pan, dutch oven or deep dish pie pan. Glass, ceramic or pottery is best, especially for very acidic fruit.
Combine first 3 ingredients and mix well. Add softened butter and honey and mix well again. Top fruit with spoonfuls.
Bake at 350 F for around 40 minutes. Until topping is browned and fruit is bubbling. Allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
May 26, 2016
The regular meeting of the Ozark County Homegrown Food Project was called to order at 5:4 0PM on May 26th in Farm Fork and Fiddle by Amelia LaMair
Approval of Minutes
The minutes were approved after one change.
Subsequently Pearl Schneider accepted the role of Vice President of the Board
Finance report was given and accepted unanimously
Mindy Pippin has taken the Treasurer position.
Dennise will remain as secretary.
By Laws distributed. Another meeting is suggested to accept or make changes. But, the current By Laws were accepted at this time until a later meeting is scheduled in the Fall.
Keep the upstairs closed if not in use. All agreed
Coordinators job description discussed. The coordinators have been empowered to make decision on their own. If they have concerns or questions, it can be pushed upward to the Board for assistance.
Jon Kruger has offered to mow the lawns
Jeffrey Goss has offered to get soil for the garden boxes.
Chrystal has offered to take the Produce Coordinator position. Vote of majority approved her position. The produce coordinator has the right to remove plants, vegetable of less quality.
Event coordinator has the right to approve all events. Events should support the mission. If the coordinator has questions/concerns it can be pushed upward to the Board.
Discussion was tabled on renting out the facility to others
Reminder to log volunteer hours.
During the Workshop it was discussed that communication continues to be a problem. Please work on approaching this in a positive way. Ways to communicate include using Face Book discussion, check bulletin board, read and use email. Dez has offered to call and email persons if they want to be more involved.
Bullet points of issues can be posted on Bulleting Board. Jessi has difficulty keeping up with pushing out all the info. Dez will help by sending out info once a month as well.
Carole suggested that coordinators should send to email for each area once a week. Jon recommended a monthly coordinator report. Jeffrey recommended a comment box.
Close Memorial Day.
Please don’t park in handicapped parking area
Candace will make signs
Also do not park in front of the building if you are volunteering for the day.
Farmer’s Market is scheduled for June 4.
Credit Card Machine. Wireless now. Discussion took place on internet and phone services. Land line for machine rather than wireless. Bundled services discussion took place as well.
Trash service: Discussion took place on different costs and benefits of trash services. Tables until can talk to Dennise
Air Conditioner is not working. Rachel Klessig has offered to work on getting someone to fix it.
Received donation of $1000 from St. Louis Realities. Living the Dream Properties. Dez will ask Tracie Meal to send Thank you.
It was agreed upon to make a $50 donation to the Historium for use of the building for our workshop
Donna Yeggy quilt raffle details discussed. Miriam will be in charge of the raffle. Will have the raffle closer to Hootin and Hollerin.
Kitchen: policy for scheduling is needed. Clipboard is kept in the kitchen. Cooks need to stay in contact.
Local foods: We are doing well with using local foods. Need to publicize it more. Weekly list to cooks of what we have.
Garden: Jeffrey will get a pick up load from MLH soon. $40
Trellises: T posts need to be pulled. Raise the trellises. Will send message out when we can have a garden workday.
Composter: Miriam and Phil have a composter.
Vendors; Rearranging items and food in the retail room.
Membership: Monthly deals?
Events and workshops: Jewel is working on a seed swap.
Eric and Carlos are interested in giving music lessons. Wait until after baseall season.
Candace is interested in teaching rock painting.
Set up a meeting about the house contract. Contract ends June 30. June 9th was the day set for the meeting.
Membership: Lottie wants to exchange items and labor for membership. Jule will call her.
T shirts: Order forms should be returned with the payment by June 15th in sealed envelope.
Jessie will bring catalogue
Agenda for Next Meeting
Agenda will be distributed at the next meeting
The next general meeting will be at 5:30 on June 16, 2016, in Farm Fork and Fiddle.
Minutes submitted by: Dennise Lawson Secretary