Farmers and farmers’ markets across the state have increased their reach to the more than 1.3 million Tennesseans participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service recently had a Farmers’ Market On-Site Application and Approval Event for those interested in receiving free wireless point-of-sale devices equipped to accept SNAP benefits.
Birthday greetings to friends and family born in May.
They include the Rev. Clyde Jones, Ruth Coleman, Carolyn Baker, Roy Clemmons, Dale Fuqua, my grandson Marv Anderson, niece Sheila Williams and Ellen Jackson, formerly of Harriman, who now lives in Dayton, Ohio, and is celebrating 103 years. What a blessing.
God’s blessings to all of you.
Also, my son Marvin Anderson and Corliss Thompson are celebrating birthdays this month.
Pat and Dan Taylor Childress from Nashville, Glenn and Virginia Hickman’s children from
The children of The Henry Center display their artwork as they celebrate a week’s worth of activities celebrating Earth Day. Those showing off their work are, front row from left, Tobi Pritchett, Keeley Cleveland, Ta’Naya Scandlyn, Addison Woody, Audrey Boles, Jessica Pugh, Jacob Dingus; and back row, Daylan Habib, Lucas Shore, Tom Evans, Brody Johnson, Landon Stafford, Ridley Scalf and Cadyn Newman.
An amazing book published in France by Charles Estienne in 1550 assures us that “some report a marvelous strange thing of Basil, as namely it grows higher and fairer if it be sown with curses and injuries offered to it, and watered with vinegar.”
Well, you can try this, but it is very likely that modern basil is more civilized.
If you plan on having an herb garden this summer, now is a good time to start serious planning. A sunny spot near your kitchen door is ideal, or perhaps a corner of your vegetable garden.