The Berea Farmers Market is located in front of the Hospital. Tuesdays 3:30-6:30, Saturdays 9:00-noon.

Need something in a hurry? You can get many of our products at the Berea College Store at 108 Main St. You can also find us on Facebook!

Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm,

Before we dive in to the many joys of the local potato, remember that TODAY at 5:00 is the Madison County Extension office FIELD DAY, hosted right here at the Berea College Farm Hunt Acres (747 Walnut Meadow Rd., near the railroad tracks). Take a tour, learn about the farm, then fill your belly with College Farm deliciousness!

And now back to our regularly scheduled newsletter…

Po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe. What a magical vegetable- a true economical and nutritional powerhouse. Potatoes are chock full of vitamin c, potassium, and vitamin B6. Did you know that potatoes have more potassium than a banana? Potassium is an extremely important essentially nutrient that helps to keep our bodies healthy by regulating blood pressure and fluid regulation in all of our billions of cells.

Perhaps the most important part of the potato is one that everyone tends to trim off- the skin! The skin on a potato contains most of this valuable potassium, as well as fiber. We all know that fiber is good for us- not only does it keep our digestive system on track, but it may also help with weight loss and lowering blood pressure. It may take some adjusting, but don’t cut that skin off! And since our taters are organic, you don’t have to worry about any pesticide contamination. So really, there’s no need to peel your potatoes!

What could be better than a baked potato, fresh out of the oven, with a little salt, pepper, a dab of butter, and whopping dollop of roasted garlic? Or a cool, creamy potato salad? The other great thing about potatoes is how versatile they are- you can roast, grill, bake, sauté, boil, and mash them, or even grate them and fry them up in a pan for a special weekend brunch with our naturally cured bacon and free-range eggs… mmm, hash browns! And if you stopped by market on Tuesday, I’m sure you noticed our big red-skinned potatoes taking up a good portion of the table. One tater weighed in at a whopping one and a half pounds! That’s a lot of hash browns. Our potatoes are only $1.50/lb, so they’re very affordable. We’ve occasionally got seconds, too, for $0.50/lb!

There’s really no better kind of potato than one that’s grown locally and organically with careful hands. So here’s to potatoes! Enjoy the weekend, and we hope you’ll visit us at market! In the meantime, check out this recent article about the Farmers Market in the Richmond Register.

Lindsey Harper- Market Apprentice       

Save the Date:

November 9: Annual ANR Homecoming Breakfast! Mmm… biscuits, gravy, and omelets… Tell your friends!