Greetings everyone.  We have had a busy week at Project Worth.  This past weekend was the annual Menifee Mountain Memories Festival in downtown Frenchburg, Kentucky.  This festival consists of 2 pageants, food booths, arts and crafts booths, 4-H dog show, a theatre presentation, car show, duck race, cornhole tournament, 4-H talent show and for the first time a bus tour to highlight attractions in Menifee County.  Project Worth Outreach was one of the tour’s stops.  We took this opportunity to inform people about Grow Appalachia and the impact it will have on the hunger problem in Menifee County.  We had approximately 50 people on the tour stop at Project Worth Outreach.  Most were very interested in the missions of both Project Worth Outreach and Grow Appalachia.  Below please view some photos of Project Worth Outreach and tourists that heard all about Grow Appalachia. 
           Welcome to Project Worth Outreach

                                                                                 Project Worth Outreach

                                         Project Worth Outreach Community Center

                 Project Worth Greenhouse #1

                                         Project Worth Greenhouse #2

                                                                                  Grow Appalachia Raised Garden #1 

                                         Grow Appalachia Raised Garden #2 

             Project Worth Greenhouse #1 & #2

Alex talking to tour group about Project Worth Outreach and Grow Appalachia

              Menifee Mountain Memories Tour Bus

Alex speaking to a few of the tour bus participants about Project Worth Outreach Greenhouses.

                                         Alex sharing a laugh with tourists.


                                                                          Tourists cheching out Grow Appalachia Raised Garden #2

                                         Tourists selecting their free tomato plants

                  Family posing with their free tomato plants


                       Couple checking out plants grown in Project Worth Outreach Greenhouse #2

Gail Mills, Project Worth Outreach Founder and Director after a successful stop of the Menifee Mountain Memories Bus Tour.

I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as we did entertaining the tourists that stopped by Project Worth Outreach as part of the Menifee Mountain Memories Bus Tour.

We have asked our Grow Appalachia Gardening Project partners to supply us at least one recipe that includes something that they are growing in their garden.  We would like to post at least one recipe a week on the Grow Appalachia blog.  So here is the first recipe:

¼ C butter Crisco   
¼ c. flour
Dash of salt
2 c. milk
1 lb Velvetta cheese
32 oz. fresh picked broccoli
15 Ritz crackers
2 T butter
Cook broccoli and drain well. Place the broccoli on a 13 X 9 inch baking pan. In a medium saucepan mix Crisco and flour until Crisco has melted, add salt, milk and Velvetta cheese. Stir until cheese has melted. Pour over broccoli. In a small saucepan melt the butter, add the Ritz crackers and stir to mix. Sprinkle the cracker mixture over the broccoli and cheese. Bake at 375◦ until bubbly around the edges of dish (about 20 minutes).

Drema Clifford 

Please let us know what you think about these recipes.  Have a great week everyone.