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August 2015

Fresh Food for a Fresh Start

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

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 [...]

Farm-To-Table Smoked Fish

By | 2017-01-16T14:57:15+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Farm-To-Table|

As yields from global wild fisheries have plateaued, aquaculture has played an increasingly important role in supplying seafood to satisfy the growing market demand. The United States imports about 90% of its seafood – mostly from Asia - and about half of this is from aquaculture. What potential, if any, does aquaculture hold for small [...]

Farm-To-Table Artisan Breads

By | 2015-08-19T09:18:49+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Farm-To-Table|

The Berea College Farm produces a variety of certified organic staple grains like wheat, barley, rye, oats and corn. These crops are grown in rotation with hay crops and pasture to protect soil quality and ensure adequate crop nutrition. Much of the grain is used to make baked goods like bread in the College Farm [...]

Farm-To-Table Hot Dogs

By | 2015-08-19T09:18:49+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Farm-To-Table|

There’s an old saying that some things, like sausage, are best appreciated when you don’t know how they’re made. But on the Berea College Farm transparency is one of our goals. Our pastured hogs are processed nearby at Marksbury Farm Market – a USDA-inspected facility. Some of the cuts are packaged for retail sale, while [...]

Hours of Operation

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

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 [...]

Eating Ugly

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

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 [...]

July 2015

BizarreBQ

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

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 [...]

Rain, Rain, Go Away

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

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 [...]

A Fond Farewell

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

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 [...]

June 2015

Red, White, and Blue… Potatoes

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

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) [...]