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Jun 09, 2011 by GleanKY
Only 1 week into June and already over 100 pounds of produce gleaned from the Lexington and Bluegrass Farmers Markets and given to hunger / emergency food agencies. Help thank our farmers and volunteers who make this happen – shop at your farmers market and if you see a Faith Feeds volunteer, but sure to say hello! In May, Faith Feed volunteers gleaned and delivered 370 lbs of fresh food | Continue Reading
Faith Feeds will begin the 2011 gleaning season on Sunday, May 1, at the Lexington Farmers Market.  Thereafter, we will be gleaning that market every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday until sometime in October or November (depending on the weather). In June, we will add the Bluegrass Farmers Market and glean on Saturdays at the Richmond Road market and later in the season we will add the Boston Road location, also | Continue Reading
The Edible Garden Series will hold a workshop on “Dealing with Heat and Pests,” at Beaumont Presbyterian Church on Saturday 21 May from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The workshop will focus on techniques for monitoring and reducing stress factors that affect garden plants and will include watering, mulching, and disease and pest control. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. “Healthy plants are their own best defense against insect pests | Continue Reading
We would like to spread the word about a local CSA (community supported agriculture) program called Fresh Stop.  It is based out of First Presbyterian Church downtown on Market Street and receives fruits and vegetables weekly from a local farmer and orchard to distribute to their CSA members.  The great thing about this program is for every 3 CSA memberships, a membership is given to someone in need who otherwise cannot | Continue Reading
It was a very active day at the Arbor Day celebration, well over 100 stopped by our table.  Karen S. from Lexington was one of our prize winners and received a metal rake to help with yard and garden activities.  She is trying a raised bed for vegetable gardening this year.  Thank you Karen for your interest in Faith Feeds and best wishes for a full harvest this year! Faith Feeds | Continue Reading