Animal Welfare Approved and Humane Farm Animal Care give their seal of approval to Missouri farms

  “Free range.” “No hormones or steroids.” “All-natural.” “Certified Angus beef.” “Fresh poultry.” “Pesticide-free.” These are a few of the phrases that appear on products at the local grocery store or farmer’s market. Although farmers and producers may use these phrases in confidence, it should be noted that food labels don’t always carry a legal…

For Tara Selly, a childhood dream becomes reality

BY HANNAH LAZO COLUMBIA – Not many people can say they uncovered their life’s passion in their own backyard, but for Tara Selly, that’s exactly what happened. Selly said she can remember burying plastic dinosaurs in her sandbox and using a spoon to unearth them when she was just 4 years old. Fast-forward a couple of…

Sean Ross shares food, brings hope to Mid-Missouri

Central Pantry in Columbia, Missouri doesn’t look like a typical food pantry. The food isn’t rationed out or held in a church basement. Instead, it looks a lot like grocery store with aisles and shopping carts, a produce section, and even walk-in freezers for meat and frozen food. It’s set up this way because of…