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From the Field 03/08/2022

From the Field “Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.”    — Guy Fieri Why are we holding cooking classes for our production assistants? Because food brings people together. Food has a way of bridging those gaps that exists between us and others. Through our workforce development program we teach cooking skills so that they may begin to heal themselves and their families. One of our goals is to expand

From the Field 02/08/2022

From the Field “Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.”   — Kathy Calvin This past month we have seen the difference a meal makes. We just finished our first harvest and distribution in 2022 of over 500 meals to Boone, Clinton & Tippecanoe counties. We want to stress though that it is not about the numbers but the impact that these meals have for the families and individuals we serve. How does your body react without the proper vitamins and minerals needed on a daily basis? Imagine living your

From the Field 12/13/2021

From the Field “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing, but of reflection.”   — Winston Churchill  The term "Advent" means "coming" and is a season of expectation and hope, the time of waiting for the coming of the Messiah that is celebrated at Christmas. While we are waiting for the promise that is Christmas, we reflect on this past year. Where we have come. Where we are. Where we are headed. Christmas Past: Our mission is to operate, promote, and demonstrate the use of sustainable agriculture as a vehicle for job training, employment, food access, and community development. Plainly,

From the Field 11/18/2021

From the Field We currently have 720 heads of lettuce growing for a Thanksgiving harvest. All of the produce grown is headed to special thanksgiving meals dedicated to those in need as well as food pantries within our community. It takes $50 of seeds to grow 300 plants. Those seeds can go on to feed 100 people. Please consider giving through a one time donation or monthly so that with your help we can reduce food insecurity; fifty percent of which are children. Give today by using the button below. A shout out to the FFA chapter

Poverty and Hunger in America

For people facing hunger, poverty is just one issue Before the coronavirus pandemic, 35 million experienced hunger. Poverty is one of the factors that affect a person's ability to have enough food to meet their needs. Yet up to two-thirds of people facing hunger have incomes above the federal poverty line. Facts about poverty and hunger in AmericaEven in the world’s greatest food-producing nation, children and adults face poverty and hunger in every county across America.In 2019, 34 million people lived in poverty in America. For a family of four, that means earning just $25,000 per

What is food insecurity?

How do you measure hunger? We all know what it’s like to feel hungry after skipping a meal. But how can you measure how hungry you are? Hunger is a feeling that can be different for everyone, but food insecurity actually measures the conditions that can lead to hunger. What is food insecurity? Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life. This can be a temporary situation for a household or can last a long

From the Field 9-8-21

From the Field I can honestly say after last week I am glad it is starting to cool off. One of our greenhouses registered 144 degrees on one of the hottest days last week. We would like to invite you to come out to the farm on Saturday, September 25th and get your hands dirty and farm with us for the day. We are prepping for a larger than normal planting that will be ready to harvest for Thanksgiving. We will do a fall clean-up in the large greenhouse and plant all in one day, and we

From the Field 6-24-21

From the Field It feels strange this year. Usually, this time of year we would be wading in heaps of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, greens, lettuce and more. This year we have let our fields fallow and shut down our greenhouse. Just as our fields lay resting in order to regenerate, we too are using this opportunity to regenerate Highland Heights so that we may better serve our surrounding communities.  We cannot predict the future, but we can invent it. So I am going to take a chance and make a couple of forecasts: In

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