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When A Farm Stand Is More Than A Market

Lisa and Kenny Willson Bring eggs, produce and plant starts to the Hub Farm Stand, and have been involved from the beginning. (Photo Courtesy of MHC)

“Getting to produce things and share them with others is a deeply satisfying practice…And it does something that maybe people experiencing poverty don’t get as much access to–which is being considered experts in their field and getting credit for the work that they do.” –Hannah Lencheck, Advocacy Coordinator, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

This week on Earth Eats, we visit a food pantry that hosts a seasonal farm stand. It’s part of their efforts to help break systems of social isolation that so often go hand in hand with poverty and food insecurity.

Billy Young volunteers to play music at the Hub Farm Stand, and often dedicates songs to the vendors (Photo courtesy of MHC).

Also on this week’s show, Jackie Bea Howard is back, with a warming winter recipe to enjoy tonight or to freeze for some future night, when you don’t feel like cooking.

Plus food news, and a story from Harvest Public Media about H2A Visas and their effect on agriculture.

Music on this episode:
Untitled by The Electric Set
IAF Trolley by KieLoKaz from Walker Traffic, Free Music Archive

The Earth Eats’ theme music is composed by Erin Tobey and performed by Erin and Matt Tobey.

Stories On This Episode

Mega Dairies Churn Out Milk Powder For China

As the US dairy industry jockeys for a spot in the global milk powder game, critics say the scaled-up operations cause disruption and environmental damage.

Jackie Bea’s White Bean And Kale Soup

Plan ahead for those nights when you don't feel like cooking. This simple soup is packed with flavor and perfect for freezing.

Farmers Are Seeking More Temporary H-2A Workers, And Keeping Them Longer

Across the country, farmers have voiced concerns over what they say is a growing labor shortage.

Climate Report Says U.S. Cattle And Crops Will Be Stressed By Hotter, Wetter Weather

A changing climate has major implications for farmers and ranchers across the U.S.

Kayte Young

Kayte Young discovered her passion for growing, cooking, foraging and preserving fresh food when she moved to Bloomington in 2007. With a background in construction, architecture, nutrition education and writing, she brings curiosity and a love of storytelling to a show about all things edible. Kayte raises bees, a small family and a yard full of food in Bloomington’s McDoel Gardens neighborhood.

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