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Safer Shopping at Fresh Air Farmers Markets

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ATHENS, Ohio — Athens Farmers Market Promotions Manager Rhonda Dybiec encourages community members to shop local and recommends purchasing groceries outside in the fresh air. Dybiec said the air handling systems in big stores don’t typically filter pathogens out of the air, and in an enclosed area, pathogens can stay active longer. “So being in… Read More

A warehouse in the Facing Hunger food bank in Huntington, WV.

Demand Soars at Food Banks While Farmers Have Too Much Food

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MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — Food banks and pantries across the Ohio Valley are seeing spiked demand as an unprecedented surge of people continue to file for unemployment benefits, with food banks facing weeks long delays to get certain products. Meanwhile, some farmers are facing a financial crisis, sitting on excess food they can’t sell — food… Read More