Seasonal Stories

We’re out in the community, working to capture the stories (and recipes) of Muncie’s food system through in-depth personal profiles of our neighbors—from producers and nonprofit leaders to church ladies and people living in food deserts (which is 64 percent of Muncie residents, by the way). These stories celebrate the flavors of Muncie and illustrate burdens and opportunities in our community.

Muncie’s Master Gardeners
Way to grow: Club unites growers, supports community

Kyle & Emily Becker
Innovation and grit to carry on the legacy of small family farms

Kyleigh Snavely
Ball State junior paves the way for student shuttle to local farmers’ market

Photo essay: Second Harvest Tailgates
People line up starting at 3:30 a.m. to receive bags of groceries during Second Harvest’s monthly food tailgates

Kids in the Kitchen
Invite your little ones to whip up these nourishing nibbles

Ashley Cheesman
Once hungry for food, now hungry for change 

Gabrielle Spence
Passing on traditions: Trinidad native stirs up culture in Muncie

Pam and Mark Kirklin
Local farmers grow family, faith and fingerlings at Muncie farm

Pies for Peace
“Sweet gatherings” fuel community conversations


We don’t discount our stories, either
Read about how food inspires and connect us. [Meet the Ball State student team]