Breaking Beans Radio #5: Summertime and Summer Feeding Program

Aired: June 1, 2016

For this episode of the Breaking Beans Radio Show, Gays Creek’s Ethan Hamblin and Breaking Beans Fellow Sister Kathy Curtis come together to talk about summertime mountain potlucks and picnics, farmers market bounty, and what it takes to keep kids fed throughout the summer, when school is not in session.


Letcher Co FM Summer Feeding
Image from the first year of City of Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers Market’s Summer Feeding Program


Check out what’s happening in Letcher County with their Summer Feeding Program at the Farmers Market, and how they made it possible!




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The Breaking Beans Variety Radio Show airs on 88.7 WMMT (online too!) the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm featuring stories, interviews, recipes, and news from the food and farming worlds in the Appalachian region!

Hosted by Breaking Beans Fellow Sister Kathy Curtis.




Breaking Beans: The Appalachian Food Story Project is an initiative of Community Farm Alliance to tell the story of how local food and farming in Eastern Kentucky can contribute to a bright future in the mountains. Eastern Kentucky is at the point where it can foster a food system that is equitable and accessible to all, provides fresh nutritious food, and serves as an economic generator that builds community wealth. With a rich history of food and farming, stories of how Eastern Kentucky is already growing in that direction – and the challenges along the way – are important for informing people and policy alike.