Local farmers market plans a Winterization Workshop

WEBB CITY, Mo. – A free on-farm winterization workshop will be held from 9 to noon, Tuesday, November 29, at the Webb City Farmers Market’s Fruit Education Site.

The class will be led by Patrick Byers with the University of Missouri Extension and Angela Brattin with Lincoln University Cooperative Extension.

Participants can expect to learn or engage by:

  • Discussingwinterizing irrigation
  • Using row covers on high tunnel strawberry plantings
  • Putting blackberries to bed for the winter

Officials say the workshop is part of a series of workshops at the site focused on growing blackberries, strawberries, and elderberries and is funded through a Missouri Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant.

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