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Welcome to Farmished!

We are a start-up nonprofit focused on establishing a sustainable food system in the local community.  As we are newly formed, please check back often for updates and new site content as we get organized!

We look forward to hearing from you.

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We were able to set foot back on the Urban Ag Farm today for the first time after the EPA wrapped up their cleanup.  They are still doing soil sampling and testing in order to determine completeness and that will likely go on through June but the debris removal is complete.   [click to continue…]

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As the EPA is wrapping up their clean up (after starting just a little more than one month ago!), we grabbed a few aerial shots this weekend to share with you.   [click to continue…]

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And then the buildings were gone…

This week the final building was leveled by the EPA cleanup team! [click to continue…]

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The EPA is making very short work of the cleanup at Frank’s Foundry.  One would think with that kind of mess it would take a year to clean up but we have been watching the progress and weeks have made a huge difference.  There are a lot of pictures here for sure.  We’ve also started an instagram page to help make them more accessible.  Please enjoy! [click to continue…]

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With similar goals and missions, the Muncie Food Hub Partnership and Farmished have combined efforts to help local food systems succeed. Through elections held last week, Kate Elliott, Dr. Josh Gruver, Russell Kischuk, and Elaine Vidal were elected to the Farmished Board of Directors. The four bring a range of expertise and resources as they join existing board members Kelli Huth and Michael Wolfe.

Gruver, a Ball State professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, said the Muncie Food Hub Partnership team is eager to collaborate with Farmished to expand their shared focus on improving access to fresh, local food and goods.

“This combination will produce a greater output and broader services for the local food systems of our region,” said Gruver, who was instrumental in bringing the groups together. “Bringing stakeholders together to focus efforts on sustainably growing and distributing food products is continuing to gain momentum in Muncie and East Central Indiana.” [click to continue…]

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We have great news to share today.   The Urban Training Farm has been officially declared an EPA Superfund  Cleanup site!  This might not usually be a happy moment for a site, but in this case, the former Frank Foundry site was in desperate need of cleanup and this is one of the only ways the site would be cleaned up. [click to continue…]

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  Today is a good day for a winter update on how things are going with the Farmished Urban Training Farm project.  While the EPA has the site locked down until there is a plan for the clean up submitted and approved, other EPA investigators came to town and asked a lot of questions!  They will be preparing a report that will go with the request for funding the cleanup.  We don’t have a time estimate on the clean up request as it is an iterative process of questions and answers until a funding determination is made.

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We were able to take a drone up and take a look around at the debris that is scattered all over at the former Frank Foundry site.   [click to continue…]

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It is time to apply for the second round of the Local Foods, Local Places program! [click to continue…]

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