As farmers across Kentucky gear up for growing season, the Farms to Food Banks program is already getting calls from some who are interested in selling a portion of this year’s produce to help families in need.
The statewide project buys not-quite-perfect or extra produce and distributes it to more than 500 organizations. Those groups pass the food along to families in their region.
Last year 385 farmers in 67 Kentucky counties participated in the effort.
Sally Nash of Daviess County said she sells mainly at the Owensboro Regional Farmers Market.