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During the month of September, Faith Feeds volunteers gathered more than 3,000 lbs of produce and delivered it to various emergency food agencies in Lexington. More than half of that came from Reed Valley Orchard, who has invited us to glean every week. The growers at the Lexington Farmers Market have continued to be the backbone of our efforts, and this past week the Bluegrass Farmers Market donated 150 lbs | Continue Reading
That’s right! As of last week, 20,000 lbs of fresh produce has been gleaned from markets, gardens, fields, and orchards in and around Lexington this growing season and delivered to emergency food agencies in town. That’s amazing! We are deeply grateful for the volunteers who have gleaned and delivered as well as the growers who have tended the crops and the EFA staff and volunteers who have made certain all | Continue Reading
Sep 14, 2010 by GleanKY
This past week, Faith Feeds volunteers gleaned about 700 lbs of produce from the Lexington Farmers Market and Reed Valley Orchard. The produce went to LaRoca, the Men’s and Women’s Hope Centers, and the Catholic Action Center. Although it hampered this week’s harvest, gardeners at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection rejoiced in Saturday’s rain. Earlier in the week, some 10 lbs of produce was harvested and distributed to needy | Continue Reading
Next Tuesday 14 September, the Edible Garden Series will continue with a workshop on seed saving. Plants grown from your own seed not only cost you nothing, they are specifically adapted to the conditions of your garden: soil, light, temperature, etc.  Come find out how to collect and save seed from your own garden, both to plant next year and to share with others! The hour-long workshop begins at 6:30 | Continue Reading
Faith Feeds has now passed the 16,000 lb mark for this season! Thanks to the generosity of dozens of local growers and volunteers, hundreds of nutritionally underserved folks in our community have shared in the bounty of the land that supports us all. Last week we gleaned 750 lbs of produce from the Lexington Farmers Market that went to the Lexington Rescue Mission, Lighthouse Ministries, LaRoca, and Maxwell Street Presbyterian. | Continue Reading