Quick Note

If you ate today, thank a farmer.

I just wanted to pass along something I heard on the news last night. Did you know that Kentucky has about 640,000 people (out of, what, three million) living below the poverty line? What a horrible statistic. Kentucky is also trying hard to do something about that.

The Kentucky Association of Food Banks launched a program this year to help feed Kentucky’s less fortunate. It is called Farms to Food Banks and is designed to put farm products into the hands and mouths of the poor. The organization tries to “purchase Kentucky-grown surplus and second-quality produce, or produce that cannot be sold on the retail market because of minor blemishes or size discrepancies” and distributes the food free-of-charge to low income Kentuckians. They expect to distribute about 400,000 pounds of food this year through their various food bank members in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. The program is partly funded through Walmart Foundation and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

On a side note, if you want a good tear-engaging belly laugh that women especially can appreciate, ignore the language and read this post! I cackled like a chicken. http://thebloggess.com/2011/06/and-thats-why-you-should-learn-to-pick-your-battles/

About cattlebaroness

I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BA in History, nearing completion of a Master of Arts in American history. Born and raised first on military bases around the world, then in Orange County, CA, I moved to Kentucky when my children were small. I now live on a small family farm and am learning about farm life, planting and our newest addition to the landscape--cattle. Until a month or two ago, all I knew about 'cows' were that they came in brown, black and white and that some are raised for milk and others for meat. I am a quick study out of necessity.
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