Leitchfield is a community that cares, and cares for each other. When it recognized that some community members would benefit from a mobile meal program, a local farmer directed an America’s Famers Grow Communities grant to create “Meals on the Bus,” a program serving meals to those in need. Each school bus is converted into a diner on wheels, making multiple stops and allowing anyone to hop on and grab a homemade lunch. And, along the road, family farmers markets help feed the community as well. Take the right backroads, and you can buy fresh produce off a farmer’s porch, even if they’re not home – just leave the money in a coffee can. To learn how to bolster your community through the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, click through to learn more.
Making its mark amidst sawmills, lumber and brickmaking, this centrally located Minnesota community of around 5,000 people prospers on the Rum River.
Innovation and entrepreneurship is on display in this Illinois hub city known for its classic main street and welcoming community.
There’s more character, closeness and countryside in this town of 300 than most. And the BBQ is just a bonus.