Kansas Specialty Crop Farm Spotlight: Simple Abundance Farm
Simple Abundance Farm started as a 4 x 8 foot of plywood in Adam and Maggie Pounds’ basement where they grew Microgreens indoors with the use of grow lights.
By starting small and learning the ins and outs of consistent growing along with marketing and selling their products, the Pounds’ created a thriving business for themselves and their community for 5 years!
In South Hutchinson they have an urban farm with high tunnels and a commercial kitchen. Along with selling organically grown greens and produce primarily through their local farmers market they also have experience running their own farm stand and selling their own sauerkraut.
They have since transitioned from urban farming into other avenues yet continue to grow for themselves and family. Owning an urban farm was an invaluable experience and a life giving adventure!
Simple Abundance Farm continues to be a place of growth, knowledge, and inspiration. Maggie & Adam are happy to continue to connect with local growers and share their story. They learned so much through their experience and success in building and running an urban farm in Hutchinson Kansas.
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This webinar series is supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award 1U01FD006921-01 totaling $25,000 with 100 percent funded by FDA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by FDA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
LOCAL FOOD SAFETY COLLABORATIVE
Navigating the Food Safety Modernization Act can be daunting without assistance.
Produce Safety Rule — the first mandatory federal standard for growing, harvesting, packing and holding of fresh produce — is one of seven that comprise the Food Safety Modernization Act, the most sweeping reform of the nation’s food safety laws in over 70 years.
To assist producers in understanding how the rule will affect them as well as providing a basic outline on good agricultural practices (GAPS) for post-harvest handling, harvesting, washing, storage and packaging produce for safety and quality, Kansas Farmers Union and the Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition has partnered with K-State Extension, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture to bring a series of training sessions throughout the state.