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When A Farm Stand Is More Than A Market (Rebroadcast)

vendors selling at a famers market

Billy Young volunteers to play music at the Hub Farm Stand, and often dedicates songs to the vendors (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 revisit Alex Chamber's story from last year about a food pantry that hosts a seasonal farm stand. It’s part of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard efforts to help break systems of social isolation that so often go hand in hand with poverty and food insecurity.

And Jackie Bea Howard shares some of her meal-prepping tips, this time, using a crockpot. Which, when you think about it, is perfect for summer since you avoid heating up the kitchen.

We’ve got that, plus some food news, and a story from Harvest Public Media on how to talk about climate change in fly-over country.

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

Bill Aims To Expand Local Food in School Lunch


Bills wending through Congress aim to make it easier for schools to buy locally grown food for school meals.

Food Hubs Connect Small Farmers To Communities In Need Of Produce


While Midwestern cities tend to be surrounded by rich farmland, it’s hard to get access to fresh, local produce in lower-income urban neighborhoods.

How To Talk About Climate Change In Rural America? Don’t Say Those Two Words


In the rural Midwest, the number of people who believe in climate change is growing. But it can still be a touchy subject.

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.

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