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Reflections on 2010
Feb 10, 2011 by GleanKY

What an amazing and successful season we had in our first year!

Between mid-June and the end of November, forty volunteers collected approximately 37,500 lbs. of fresh food from farmers’ markets, local orchards, and farmers’ fields in central Kentucky. This food was delivered to fourteen food agencies and churches that feed the poor and hungry.

Faith Feeds supplied participants and raw materials for a number of community kitchen events throughout the season, in partnership with LaRoca UMC and Seedleaf. Finished product included several kinds of soup, applesauce, apple butter, canned corn, blackberry preserves, peach preserves, salsa, tomato sauce, pickles, and pumpkin pies.

The Edible Garden Series completed a full season of seven workshops at its new home, Beaumont Presbyterian Church. The 2011 schedule of workshops is now posted at the Edible Garden Series page on this site.

We are profoundly thankful for each of the many people whose lives intersected at Faith Feeds in 2010: growers, gleaners, drivers, cooks, loaders, and eaters. Thank you!

We eagerly look forward to this new year, to seeing familiar faces and coming to recognize new ones, to reaffirming existing partnerships and creating new connections, to putting our hands to this good work and our hearts to the One who has called us to it.

Here’s to a bountiful 2011!

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