The Forgotten Fruit

By |September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This time of year often brings questions surrounding a fruit that many have long forgotten. Just the mention of it, however, takes some people straight back to their childhood to recall a fruit that I have found is either loved or hated. As a youngster, I knew the fruit existed. It was talked about a


By |September 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Fall is knocking. Cool nights make summer sleeping more bearable than the sweltering nights of July. Pantries are full of green beans, tomatoes, jams, jellies, and relishes and potatoes fill the darkest and coolest places of our homes. The onions rest drying waiting for their place in the larder. Plants left for seed are drying

Closing the Season, Eyeing the Future

By |August 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As the summer draws to a close here in Corbin, KY, participants of the Mustard Seed Garden are beginning to reflect on our 2017 growing season and are finding reason to celebrate a successful year of food and fellowship. Yes, we have just planted a few fall crops; and yes, we still have okra, tomatoes,

Passing the one ton mark

By |August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

As of today, our Grow Appalachia families in Wise County, Virginia have produced over 2300 pounds of vegetables (and a few berries) in 2017! Given that most growers got a late start, and the momentum continues to build, I expect the final tally for the year to surpass two tons. On Saturday, we held the

Market Gardeners

By |August 21st, 2017|St Vincent Mission, Uncategorized|

Market Gardening became the focus of a few of our families this year. We started out just hoping to encourage folks to get their hands dirty in the garden and feed their families, but ended up encouraging several of them to sell their excess at the local farmer's markets! What a successful year it turned