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 [...]

2017-01-16T14:57:15-04:00August 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 [...]

2017-01-16T14:57:15-04:00August 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 [...]

2017-01-16T14:57:15-04:00July 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 [...]

2017-01-16T14:57:15-04:00July 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 [...]

2017-01-16T14:57:15-04:00July 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) [...]

2017-01-16T14:57:15-04:00June 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mid-Summer Blues

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, Berea College summer classes are coming to a close this week and this means that the few graduating seniors still remaining on campus will be passing the torch to their successors. It’s always a mixed bag of emotion when seniors graduate since we are both sad to see [...]

2017-01-16T14:57:15-04:00June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Outside the Bubble

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, A couple weeks ago, we introduced you to several of the interns working at the Berea College Farm for the summer, but as we mentioned, many of our students use summer as an opportunity to branch out from Berea to learn skills that will help them for life [...]

2017-01-16T14:57:15-04:00June 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Organic Farming Coordinator

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, Photo by Matt's wife, Meg Wilson Photography. For those of you that keep up with us on our facebook page, we recently posted about the pending departure of Matt Wilson, our Organic Farming Coordinator. Matt graduated from the Berea College Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) program [...]

2017-01-16T14:57:15-04:00June 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Internship Season

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm, It’s summer internship season for colleges and universities across the country and Berea is no exception. While many of our students opt for adventures elsewhere, some choose to stay on campus to make an impact here. As one of the oldest, continuously operated college farms in the country, [...]

2017-01-16T14:57:15-04:00June 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments