KEARNEY, Mo. — People having trouble finding meat products at their local grocery store may want to check with local farmers.
Kenny Barham, who owns Barham Family Farm in Kearney, said his business has changed since stay-at-home orders were put into place.
"We work with 16 restaurants in Kansas City," Barham said. "Those are all gone."
As businesses continue to close, Barham is also feeling the economic impact of COVID-19, but he said there is an upside.
"It's brought more people to the farm," Barham said. "Our home deliveries are up."
Three weeks ago, Barham said the grocery stores in the area ran out of beef.
At the time, Barham had to limit his sales to five pounds per customer, but he still has not caught up with the demand.
"We're in pretty good supply of everything," Barham said.
Barham sells a variety of meats and vegetables. Customers can place their order online or by phone and arrange for home delivery or curbside pickup.
Shoppers also can come to the farm's store, Barham Family Farm and Wildflower Dreamz General Store, 16800 N.E. 128th St.
"The kids like to come to the farm, because they can go out there and pet the goats and the cats and and look at everything while mom and dad shop," Barham said.
Other farmers across the Kansas City area are offering similar options.
For example, Farrar Family Farm is also doing home deliveries due to COVID-19.