Archive for September, 2008

MO: Get edible seeds

September 16, 2008

Do you live and Missouri and have a yen for edible seeds? Or mushrooms? Or perhaps your horse needs some hay? Find local sources for these and more with today’s State Agency Database Highlight:

  • AgriMissouri Buyer’s Guide – Database of consumer items produced or processed by AgriMissouri members in the state of MO. Searchable by catagory, member name, company, product, or county. Only AgriMissouri members are listed, so it does not include all MO agriculturally-related businesses.

The database is searchable by product, county, and producer name. Records have location, contact info and a vendor blurb. Here is an example record:

Columbia Farmers’ Market
1701 West Ash – behind the ARC building
Columbia MO 65205
County: Boone
Phone: 573-823-6889

Products: Beverages, Candles, Community Harvest Festival, Cosmetics, Dairy Products, Edible Seeds, Ethnic Foods, Flavorings/Seasonings, Fish, Fresh Vegetables and Herbs, Frozen Foods, Fresh Fruit, Gifts, Greenhouse, Plants, Flowers, Honey, Liquid or Creamed Flavored Honey, Jellies, Jams, Apple Butter, Meats, Mushrooms, Farmers’ Market, Eggs
Description: Our Market opens Saturday (8:00 a.m.-noon) in Mid-March & runs until the Saturday before Thanksgiving. All our vendors are from a 55 mile radius and may only sell what they grow or craft themselves. Every Saturday there is live entertainment and a festival once a month.

Truly the Saturday morning place to be ~ we have everything Missouri has to offer!

Market is also open Mondays & Wednesdays, 4pm-6pm, May until October.

The Columbia Farmers Market offers a wide variety of products. These include: vegetables, fresh herbs & fruits, including peaches & berries, plants galore, including bedding plants, hanging plants, potted plants, houseplants, vegetable & herb plants, fresh eggs, meats, award winning goat cheeses, honey & honey ice cream, variety of mushrooms, wheatgrass, baked goods, fresh trout, candles, poison ivy relief soaps, jams, jellies, pickles and more.

The Missouri page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Annie Moots.

MA: Mass Moments (in History)

September 9, 2008

Supposed I asked you to find some anecdotes on the history of agriculture in the Greater Boston Area? Or how about the history of inventions in Massachusetts? Would you be flummoxed? Not if you used today’s State Agency Database Highlight:

Mass Moments – Database of historical articles searchable by keyword, region, and topics including agriculture, immigration, maritime history and recreation.

The one problem with the search is that results do not display by date and it is unclear how they are sorted. But if your looking for events during a specific time period, the search form allows you to limit by date.

The Massachusetts page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Len Adams.

KY: Where Cancer Lies

September 2, 2008

If you are looking to map the incidence of stomach cancer in Kentucky, today’s State Agency Database Highlight is for you:

Cancer Incidence Rates – Searches are configurable by county, types of cancer, sex, race, and year.

Here is a sample map:

Map of Kentucky showing age-adjusted invasive cancer rates.

Map of Kentucky showing age-adjusted invasive cancer rates.

The Kentucky page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Glen Mcaninch.