WFPL News Special: Local Food

by Laura Ellis on September 13, 2011

Today at 1pm, we’ll talk about local food. How is it defined? Who’s producing it, who’s consuming it, is it better for us and for the environment, and is it accessible to everyone?

Community gardens, farmers markets and restaurants with locally-sourced ingredients can be found in most cities. In Louisville, our city government is getting behind locavores with the farm-to-table program.

This hour, we’ll talk about the local food movement with people in the food and farming industries,and hear from a critic who says an exclusively local diet isn’t feasible — and may not even be desirable. We want to hear from you, too. Is it important to you that part of your diet is locally-produced? Do you find local food difficult to come by or hard to afford? Join us at 502-814-TALK (8255).

Guests:
Michael Paley, Executive Chef, Proof on Main
Sarah Fritschner, Coordinator, Louisville Metro Government’s Farm to Table
Ivor Chodkowski: farmer, co-owner of Grasshoppers Distribution, partner in Harvest Restaurant
Nathaniel Spencer, leader, Shawnee Neighborhood Fresh Stop (part of New Roots)
Pierre Desrocher, Associate Professor of geography at the University of Toronto, co-author of The Locavore’s Dilemma

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