Community Gardens Nourish Neighborhoods, Promote Sustainability

On March 2nd, LFUCG City Council voted unanimously to pass the Market Gardens ZOTA.  This new ordinance will allow community garden crops to be sold on site with appropriate regulation. We are proud to have supported this initiative and applaud our City Council Members for promoting affordable and sustainable local food production.   The multiple […]

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Study Finds Local Chefs & Institutions Want More from Lexington’s Local Food Economy

UK study: Local chefs, institutions want more from Lexington’s food economy by Janet Patton, 12.20.15, When Central Kentucky chef Ouita Michel opens her new restaurant, Honeywood, at The Summit at Fritz Farm in March 2017, she anticipates increasing her local food purchases by at least half a million dollars a year, primarily in pork, […]

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Farm Stand Opens in Chevy Chase

Farm stand opens on Sundays in Chevy Chase by Janet Patton, 6.18.15, A new farm stand, selling pastured meats and mostly local produce, has opened in Chevy Chase. The market, at Euclid Avenue and High Street, in a small parking lot next to Corner Wines, was the idea of Bourbon n’ Toulouse owners Kevin […]

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UK Purchases More Local Beef for Dining Services

University of Kentucky buying more Kentucky beef for campus dining services by Linda B. Blackford, 5.27.15, The University of Kentucky will greatly increase the amount of beef produced in Kentucky that it serves students, faculty and staff in coming months. Under a new agreement, The Chop Shop in Wolfe County and Omni Custom Meats […]

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National Provision Continues Expansion with European Grocery

National Provisions expands with European-style grocery by Susan Baniak, 5.19.15, Andrea Sims and Krim Boughalem, the owners of Table Three Ten and National Boulangerie, have expanded their National Provisions operation yet again with their fourth phase: the opening of a grocery in the adjoining space on the corner of Walton and National avenues. Although […]

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UK Working with Aramark to Bolster Local Food On Campus

UK partners with Aramark on $5 million institute to bolster locally grown food by Linda B. Blackford, 9.2.14, The University of Kentucky plans to set up an institute aimed at bolstering the consumption of locally grown food with the help of $5 million from the multi-national corporation Aramark, which recently took over the school’s […]

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USDA Making $78 Million Investement in Local & Regional Food Systems

USDA Announces $78 Million Available for Local Food Enterprises Press Release, 5.08.14, USDA Office of Communications WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is making a historic $78 million investment in local and regional food systems, including food hubs, farmers markets, aggregation and processing facilities, distribution services, and other […]

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Lexington Will Soon Get Local Food Coordinator

Lexington soon will become Kentucky’s second city with a local food coordinator by Beth Musgrave, 02.03.14, Sarah Fritschner spent Thursday morning finishing preparations for a conference for local farmers. Then she talked to the directors of a program in Madison, Wis., that gives vouchers for fresh, organic vegetables to consumers. That was interrupted by […]

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