WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed July 16, 2014
Letcher County Farmer's Market Designated USDA “Summer Feeding” Site, Becoming First in State
An Eastern Kentucky farmer’s market has become the first in the state to be designated a “Summer Feeding Site” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
As part of a joint effort led by the Community Farm Alliance, the program will provide farm-to-table meals free of charge to children under the age of 18 during summer break.
The program also aims to shore up business among local farmers by providing them with a steady source of income, and to improve community health.
According to U.S. Census data, about a quarter of Letcher County’s 23,600 residents live below the federal poverty line.
The CFA will celebrate the announcement July 26.
Agriculture & Health