By |October 11th, 2018|Red Bird Mission|

Travis here, I went to the "Maximizing High Tunnel Production" Field Day that Organic Association of Kentucky "OAK" hosted at Good Thymes Organic Farm in Williamsburg KY on Thursday September 6th. The field day was very informative and had a lot of good speakers there. We would like to thank OAK for having us and

Red Bird Farmers Market

By |July 12th, 2018|Red Bird Mission|

Travis Adkins again, our Farmers Market has been a fun and exciting start to this farming season. Our farmers love coming out and swapping stories on how to better each others crop, what crops they like best, etc. Our market allows our farmers to sale any locally grown produce they have grown on their

Grow Appalachia Proud

By |June 11th, 2018|Red Bird Mission|

Travis again, wanna give a big thanks to Pineview Farms for the plants we purchased to give our growers at our last training. The last training was over"Basic Garden Maintenance". Thanks to Jeff Casada from the Clay County Extension Office for being our speaker again for this training and answering the questions some of our

Market Ready

By |May 11th, 2018|Red Bird Mission|

Travis Adkins here at Red Bird Mission, we had service week here on campus for some of our students at Red Bird Christian School on April 19th and 20th. We had a lot of fun planting strawberry plants in one of our raised beds. We also planted some tomato and pepper seeds in our green

The Season Begins

By |April 11th, 2018|Red Bird Mission, Uncategorized|

This is Travis Adkins from Red Bird Mission again.  I attended the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Training on Thursday, March 22nd. The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) awards grants to States, United States Territories, and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods (fruits,

Getting Ready For The Farmer’s Market

By |March 11th, 2018|Red Bird Mission|

This is Travis at Red Bird Mission.  I attended the Eastern Kentucky Farmer Conference (EKFC) on February 22nd and 23rd. Where I learned a lot about taking care of my crops, having a good partner, learned more about value added products and what kind of certifications you need for different types of value added products.

Red Bird Valley Kitchen Now Ready to Open!

By |January 11th, 2018|Red Bird Mission|

On December 8th of 2017 me (Travis Adkins) and Meredith Asher received our "Better Process Control School" certificate. Allowing us to operate a commercial kitchen properly. We are also more then happy to announce that our commercial kitchen is now ready to use. The Red Bird Valley Kitchen was approved to open to the public by

Heirloom Apple Tree Collaboration

By |December 11th, 2017|Red Bird Mission|

Last month on November 15th Red Bird Mission coordinated an heirloom apple tree training for our 55 Grow Appalachia members. Our Speakers Jeff Casada of the Clay County Extension Office and Jimmy Sizemore did an amazing job on showing the members the best way in how to go about planting apple trees and protecting them