WEBB CITY, Mo. — The June Twilight Tunnel Walk is set for Thursday, June 22, starting at 7 pm at the market’s Year-Round Education Center located on the Yang Farm, 1213 Route U, Rocky Comfort (1.77 miles south of the intersection of State Highway 76 & Route U).
Farmers and the general public are invited to walk through the Center’s two high tunnels with Extension experts and experienced farmers. The monthly walks focus on growth stages, pests, yield and other issues in each of the two tunnels. The heated high tunnel is devoted to tomatoes, along with some zucchini and cucumbers. Protected growing allows these crops to be harvested up to six weeks earlier than field crops. In the unheated tunnel, visitors can see the transitioning of crops from the cool weather crops such as peas, broccoli and lettuce planted for spring to hot weather crops like egg plant being planted for summer.
The walk is free and open to growers and the general public. No reservations are needed and no fee is charged. The Twilight Tunnel Walk takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month through September.
The Year-Round Education Center is a project of the Webb City Farmers Market, University of Missouri Extension, Lincoln University Extension, and the Yang Family Farm. It is funded in part by a specialty crops grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture. For directions or questions, call 417 483-8139.
— Webb City Farmers Market
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