Lafayette County is under a moderate drought due to the dry spring, however, thanks to irrigation systems, local farmers say their crops are doing just fine. (June 7, 2012, Page 5A)
Outstanding in the Field is described as “a roving culinary adventure,” a kind of restaurant without walls. The founders of this moveable feast promote the use of local produce in local meals prepared by local chefs to be enjoyed by local foodies.
Roughly 150 people took part in the special $180-per-ticket dinner which celebrated not just the chef who prepared the meal, but also the farmer and the fields that helped produce the meal.
As people drank a glass of Riesling, they watched as chef John Currence walked through the garden, selecting peppers, radishes and other vegetables to help add to the meal. (October 8, 2010, Page 1B)
Six months ago Yokna(patawpha) Bottoms Farm embarked on a venture to establish the first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm in the Oxford area. To date, the farm has harvested 1,000 pounds of food which has been distributed to shareholders and sold at the Taylor Farmer’s Market and to small local markets. (July 28, 2010, Page 6)