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Regional Food Networking Opportunities!

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, It may have been chilly for last weekend’s Celebrate the Harvest event, but the rain played nice for most of the day and we hope folks were able to get out and see all the amazing work Berea has accomplished in the effort to increase local food production, [...]

By | 2017-01-16T14:57:15+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Picking Perfect Paw Paws

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, Even though I’m a Kentucky native, I had never heard of paw paws (Asimina triloba) until my twenties when I was managing the produce department at Good Foods Co-op in Lexington. A customer came into the store and asked if we carried this indigenous, green-colored fruit and at [...]

By | 2017-01-16T14:57:15+00:00 September 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrate the Harvest Festival

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, Nothing brings people together like food. From family dinners and milestones to conferences and social gatherings, food is the focal point around which we commune, converse, and get to know each other. For those of you that live near Berea, September 12th is going to be an incredible [...]

By | 2017-01-16T14:57:15+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fresh Food for a Fresh Start

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, Faculty, staff, and students have migrated back to campus for the fall semester and we are thrilled to welcome new faces and old favorites to the Berea College Farm Store. For those of you that don’t yet know about us, the Farm Store is the retail outlet for [...]

By | 2017-01-16T14:57:15+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hours of Operation

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, The fall semester is fast approaching which means new faces will soon be seen around campus and at the Berea College Farm Store. For those of you unfamiliar with Berea College’s labor program, every student accepted to the college receives a full tuition scholarship but also must work a [...]

By | 2017-01-16T14:57:15+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eating Ugly

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, For those of us immersed in the food world, there seems to be an uptick in “ugly” food getting its day in the sun. Perhaps you’ve missed some of these less than glamorous headlines, but the Natural Resources Defense Council and the United Nations Environment Program have both [...]

By | 2017-01-16T14:57:15+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, This past weekend, the Berea College Farm Store Butcher, Nathan, and I trekked up to Michigan to attend an event organized by one of our friends called BizarreBQ. Now in its seventh year, this annual event is held on a different farm each year that exemplifies sustainable farming [...]

By | 2017-01-16T14:57:15+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, Even if you’ve been living under a rock the past few weeks (and months!), chances are likely you’ve noticed our unpredictable Kentucky weather has become even more capricious than usual. Much to the chagrin of the drought-bearers out west, our portion of the continent has been experiencing an [...]

By | 2017-01-16T14:57:15+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Fond Farewell

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, Hello, loyal readers and local food enthusiasts! My name is Victoria Wheeler and I am writing to you in Jessa’s stead for the first and only time. For those of you who may not recognize the name, I have been the Farm Store Student Manager since our opening [...]

By | 2017-01-16T14:57:15+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Red, White, and Blue… Potatoes

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, Independence day is coming up at the end of the week and our potatoes are in the spirit! For those of you that visited the Berea College Farm Store last week, you already got a taste of our fresh crop of Sangre red potatoes (red skin, white flesh) [...]

By | 2017-01-16T14:57:15+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments