Food Systems News
New Web page links Kentuckians to local foods
LOUISVILLE, Ky., (Oct 14, 2011) In an effort to provide more opportunities for consumers to access local foods, Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear and University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Dean Scott Smith unveiled the Kentucky and Local Food Resources Web page today at the American School Health Association meeting in Louisville.
A recipe for success: UK Ag, KDA team up behind local foods
LEXINGTON, Ky., (Aug. 10, 2011) Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, Kentuckians can “Plate It Up” with delicious recipes containing local products.
That’s the message the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and Kentucky Department of Agriculture hope to spread to consumers with “Plate It Up, Kentucky Proud” through ever evolving, tasty recipes.
“The goal is to get consumers to buy, prepare and preserve more locally grown Kentucky Proud products,” said Janet Johnson, Allen County Cooperative Extension agent for family and consumer sciences and a driving force behind the program. Read More
Applications Open: Become a FoodCorps Service Member!
FoodCorps, a new national service program designed to reverse childhood obesity while cultivating a new generation of farmers and public health leaders, is now accepting applications from potential Service Members.
FoodCorps Service Members will spend a year of paid public service building and tending school gardens, developing Farm to School programs and conducting hands-on nutrition education in communities of need.
Click here to learn more and apply to be a FoodCorps Service Member.
The Lemon Tree Restaurant
Come join dietetic and hospitality management students as they learn quantity foods production using Kentucky-grown foods through their operation of the Lemon Tree Restaurant. The Lemon Tree is located on the second floor of Erikson Hall on the UK campus and serves lunch each Tuesday and Thursday at noon sharp.
UK College of Agriculture launches Food Systems Innovation Center
LEXINGTON, Ky., (Aug. 24, 2010) – The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, with a grant from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, has created the Food Systems Innovation Center to help small-scale producers who want to sell value-added products to a mass consumer base.
100-mile potluck highlights a county's local food production
LEXINGTON, Ky., (July 27, 2010) -- Food purchased in a grocery store travels an average of 1,500 miles from farm to consumer, but for community members who participated in Barren County's recent 100-mile potluck, that distance was much shorter.