August 2019

Some Folklore with Your Ficus?

2019-08-06T13:55:45-05:00August 6th, 2019|Student Stories|

When my mother’s first cousin spread a wilted sheaf of papers across her thrift-store coffee table and started pointing out the names and dates of our shared family tree, I didn’t know what to believe. I had always taken great pride in the name of Frazier, although it was my mother’s name and not [...]

July 2019

Food & I Have a History

2019-07-24T11:16:20-05:00July 24th, 2019|Student Stories|

My first thought had gone something like this: Write about food?             No problem. I knew food by heart, or at least on sight. Food and I enjoyed a long and winding history together. Much of which was pleasant, although that hadn’t always been the case. There'd been a stretch of time or two, [...]

Like My Mama Used to Make

2019-07-22T08:08:14-05:00July 8th, 2019|Student Stories|

Everything I know about flavor came from my mama. She’d be in the kitchen ever since I was young, stirring the richest chili freshened with tomatoes and green peppers, and deepened with brewed coffee and cumin. She would offer me a spoon she’d dipped into the pot and ask me what it needed to [...]

January 2019

Sourdough Bread Workshop with Tara Jensen

2019-01-10T17:09:07-05:00January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Come join us on Saturday, March 2rd and Sunday, March 3rd at the Berea College Farm Store for a weekend of sourdough bread and pizza making with Tara Jensen, author of A Baker’s Year! This two-day workshop is a hands-on, deep dive into the world of grain, flour and fermentation. All participants will get the chance [...]

October 2018

Berea College Farm Tour & Tasting

2018-11-02T08:53:27-05:00October 27th, 2018|Farm-To-Table|

BEREA, Ky. The Berea College Farm Store first opened its doors in November, 2013, as the retail outlet for the oldest continuously-operating student educational farm in the United States. Since then it has offered products that are raised and prepared by students who work on the College Farm as part of their scholarship at Berea [...]

June 2017

Meet our smallest greenhouse worker

2017-06-22T08:57:36-05:00June 22nd, 2017|Farm-To-Table, Pollination|

Most people are aware of the importance of honey bees (Apis mellifera) to our food supply. They pollinate many of the fruits and vegetables eat year-round and are critical for pollinating forage crops used to feed dairy cows. The Berea College Farm has maintained a small apiary at the College Gardens for nearly 20 years [...]

August 2016


2017-01-16T14:57:14-05:00August 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

BY RL REEVES JR Re-posted from: CHARCUTERIE, RECIPES A RECIPE FOR HOG JOWL BACON POSTED ON 30 AUG, 2016 BY RL REEVES JR LEAVE A COMMENT A Recipe For Hog Jowl Bacon As a young man 20 years of age Thornton Wilder spent a summer working on the Berea College Farm in Berea, Kentucky. Scarcely [...]

June 2016

Protecting Grains after the Harvest

2017-01-16T14:57:14-05:00June 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Student Farm Intern Profile: Helina Asrat By Maggie K. Smith The challenge of protecting staple grains from pests doesn’t end after the harvest. In fact, post-harvest losses can be comparable to or even exceed what is lost in farm fields, especially in developing nations. In organic systems, methods to minimize these losses must rely on [...]

May 2016

The Future of Forestry? Berea College Explores Sustainable Logging

2017-01-16T14:57:14-05:00May 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Maggie K. Smith, Berea College Farm Intern Berea, KY—Agriculture and forestry at Berea College share a common root. Silas Mason, hired as the superintendent of campus grounds and professor of horticulture and forestry in 1897, established the first forestry program at Berea. He was so committed to forestry education that he purchased the first forest acreage [...]

February 2016

Berea College Farm Featured in Composting Compendium

2017-01-16T14:57:15-05:00February 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Berea, KY – The Berea College Farm’s composting operation was recognized in the recently published Compendium of Organics Recovery Programs at Colleges and Universities, along with other colleges and universities in the Southeast leading the way in implementing waste reduction and recycling programs. Established as a small pilot project by students working on the Berea [...]