Making Dinner Affordably

  A story in this morning’s Washington Post newspaper featured the test kitchen at the Capital Area Food Bank. At their warehouse, “A chef had accepted the challenge to conjure nutritious meals from some of the food bank’s most popular items — dishes that required less than $8 to feed four. “You can’t get to healthy without[…]

Writing business plans: expansion of chicken farm and startup of heirloom tomatoes and herbs farm

Delta Farm Start, a Beginning Farmer Rancher Program

In a pilot project funded by USDA’s Beginning Farmer Rancher Program, MDCFWOI provided business planning support and assistance to 21 selected participants who represent limited resource, socially-disadvantaged farm and ranch or farm labor backgrounds.  Within workshop curriculum developed for the program and tailored to the selected group of participants, MDCFWOI introduced and tested an “Estimated Profit”[…]

Vision for the Facility and Property

Comments made at the Crossroads Farmers Market Launch and Celebration of Partners and New Programs, Aug. 20, 2013, Clarksdale: Mississippi Delta Council Executive Director Don Green asked me to say a few words about new programming coming to this facility, and about the connection between the two major partners in the projects being announced today.[…]