harvesting for the hungry


Between Reed Valley Orchard, the Lexington Farmer’s Market, and the garden at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, approximately 1,089 pounds of food was gleaned this week. Donations went to the Lexington Rescue Mission, Lighthouse Ministries, LaRoca, God’s Pantry, and Maxwell Street Presbyterian. Many thanks to our faithful volunteers, and welcome to several new volunteers and partners!
August’s Eat Local Challenge, sponsored by Good Foods Co-op, is a great opportunity to thank all the local growers who have been so generous with their excess produce this season. Check out all the resources — recipes, fact sheets, and listings of local food sources — at the Good Foods web site: http://goodfoods.coop/Local-Interest. Then go shopping for your share of the wonderful food produced and prepared right here in the | Continue Reading
From Erica Horn: Due to the extraordinary efforts of the Hamilton Park gleaning team and the generosity of Reed Valley Orchard and the farmers of the Lexington Farmer’s Market, Faith Feeds had its biggest week ever, gleaning 1,835 lbs.  We have now gleaned in excess of 10,000 lbs since June 17. Reed Valley continues to open its gates to us, but we need folks who can go out during the | Continue Reading
Next Wednesday 11 August, the Edible Garden Series will continue with a workshop on fall vegetable gardening. Lexington’s late first frost date (last week of October on average) means we can take full advantage of cooler fall temperatures to extend the bounty we receive from our gardens. Come find out what to plant and when to plant it to make the most of what knowledgeable gardeners call “the second season.” | Continue Reading
From Erica Horn: This past week Faith Feeds collected and delivered approximately 1,200 pounds of fresh food from the Lexington Farmer’s Market, the University of Kentucky’s South Farm, and the church garden at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. We had a new experience this week – we picked up approximately 180 organic cantaloupes from UK’s South Farm – 2/3 were delivered to the George Privett Recovery Center and the other | Continue Reading