by UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment 222 views
Good Foods Market & Café is a natural foods retail grocery store. It is a cooperative, which means it is owned by and serves its members. Good Foods has a vast amount of organic, natural, and local products available for sale year round. Good Foods strives to support Kentucky farmers of all sizes, and they were able to purchase $996,000 of local products in 2011 alone! Good Foods believes in supporting a sustainable local food economy and they provide a market for local producers to do just that. This video features an interview with Anne Hopkins, the Manager of Good Foods Market & Café!
by UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment 270 views
JCPS (Jefferson County Public Schools) serves 60,000 students for lunch and 30,000 for breakfast daily and they have made the initiative to support their local farmers. JCPS has been participating in the Farm to School program for 3 years now and they have partnered with many different Kentucky farmers to grow produce for them. They have created new recipes, like zucchini muffins, to feature produce grown from local farms on the school lunch menu year round. This initiative has enabled JCPS to support local farmers while providing the community's youth with nutritious locally grown food. This video features an interview with Martha Dysart, the Manager of JCPS Nutrition Service Center!
by UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment 190 views
The Bristol Bar & Grille in Louisville, KY is a great example of the restaurant industry taking the initiative to support local farmers. The Bristol has been in business since 1977 and currently has 5 restaurant locations. They have had a long history of working with local farmers and are currently working closely with the Farm to Table program to keep that history alive today. The Farm to Table program has been a key ingredient to increasing the availability of local products to the Bristol Bar & Grille. In 2011 the Bristol committed to putting a Kentucky Proud Feature of the Day on their menu, which features a dish made primarily with local ingredients daily. In addition to the Kentucky Proud Feature of the Day the Bristol also offers 4 other menu items that represent local farms and their products on a regular basis. This video features an interview with T.J. Oakley, the G.M. of Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown!
by UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment 209 views
Grasshoppers Distribution is a wholesale food distribution business in Louisville, KY that purchases products from over 70 farmers in Kentucky and Southern Indiana; they were able to purchase around $550,000 worth of products from local farmers in 2011 alone! They purchase local produce, meats, cheeses, breads, and more from local producers and distribute these products to local consumers, restaurants, and growing institutional markets. Grasshoppers Distribution provides a reliable market that guarantees local farmers a certain amount of business each year through continuous planning and support. They are dedicated to supporting local farmers and to connecting consumers with local foods. This video features an interview with Ellen McGeeney, the President of Grasshoppers Distribution!
by UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment 197 views
The Kentucky Market Pavilion in Owingsville, KY is a non-profit market that sells various Kentucky farmer and producer products ranging from food products to arts and crafts. It also has a fully equipped kitchen called The Lunchbox that serves delicious food, primarily from local farms, for lunch daily and for breakfast on Friday and Saturday. The Kentucky Market Pavilion hosts many seasonal events and promotions including the following: the annual Ale-8 celebration, Farmers' Markets, Produce Auctions, and much more. This video features an interview with Annalyn Slade, the Director of the Kentucky Market Pavilion.