Not once did I consider it an April Fools joke but we have no idea how the photo showed up on Graham’s Facebook feed last night. Kentucky State University has a mobile fruit and vegetable processing truck that visits farms in season to help them preserve their harvest.
Finding no info to take me specifically to the person in charge, I emailed the head of the agricultural school at KSU, dropping The Wild Ramp market experience to give me local “street” cred (more like farm cred). And now we are setting up an appointment for me to go look-see!
Why the excitement? Two factors. In case you missed it, I am setting up a business here in Oregon to help small farmers preserve their surplus fruits and vegetables. AND we will be in Kentucky for Graham to do some forensic business in May, less than an hour from where the KSU research farm is located in Frankfurt!!
WOW! Life is good! Now, who can I get to help me write a grant application?
April 2, 2015 at 8:04 am
I’ll help you edit it once you’ve got it drafted.
Take good care – iPhone Helen
April 2, 2015 at 8:23 am
I was told the last grant application I drafted was too terse….I needed to wax on and on……maybe what they meant was that I had not provided enough information. I’ll consider it that way. LOL
April 2, 2015 at 7:55 am
I wonder if your daughter picked up here love for travel and new adventure purely from your examples or is it a genetic trait? Either way, you sure have a knack for connecting the dots from one side of the country to the other, and for connecting one new idea to some of your older ones. This project seems like a very good solution to the every-growing need for a revolution in our food supply, not only by reducing waste but by reducing the dependency on big Agra-Business conglomerates that control it. It’s not easy, being green, and small, so here is a way in which the human ability for technological improvement can be applied to a very practical issue. Thanks again for not hiding your candle under a bushel!
April 2, 2015 at 8:02 am
Thanks Keith. I took the kids travelling each year and tried always to make sure there was at least one activity that fed each of their interests. In exchange, they never whined “Are we there yet?” I also have told them that work after college does not always follow a straight line. I am from the part of New Jersey that is NOT the “garden” state, I have a degree in urban planning, and only in the past 5 years have I gotten so deeply involved in farm production and marketing. Loving it! I am going to a business planning class and my vision is evolving, but it has always been about service to the small farmers to help them achieve another income stream from surplus produce. The concept of a mobile kitchen was actually brought up in class Tuesday night and then we saw this yesterday! Amazing and wonderful coincidence!