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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