U of L Recognized for Local Food Efforts

A national organization is recognizing the University of Louisville for increasing the amount of local food that’s served on campus. U of L is one of 15 colleges and universities cited this month by the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. The group is a network of nearly 700 higher education institutions, all of […]

Slow Food USA Will Hold National Congress in Louisville Next Month

A national non-profit has announced it plans to hold a major conference in Louisville next month. Slow Food USA picked the city because of the local support for sustainable food. The organization’s National Congress is a time when slow food leaders come together and set the organization’s direction for the next four years. The non-profit […]

University of Louisville to host Farm to Campus Conference on Friday

Educators curious about ways to bring local food to their campuses will have an opportunity to ask questions and brainstorm with others at a conference tomorrow. The Farm to Campus Conference is a collaboration between the University of Louisville, Metro Government’s Farm to Table initiative, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. It aims to bring […]

Owner of Ramsi’s Cafe Developing Organic Farm in Fisherville

by Conner Forrest A Louisville restauranteur is planning to open a USDA-certified organic farm. Ramsi Kamar, of Ramsi’s Café on the World, and his consultant, Patrick Piuma of Urban Design Studio hope to open the farm in 2013. Kamar owns land in Fisherville, where construction has already begun. Kamar, a native of Jerusalem has owned […]

Heifer International Plans Project in Appalachia to Strengthen Local Food Options

The non-profit Heifer International is planning a project in Appalachia. Heifer International is best known for allowing people to “buy” farm animals to send to people in developing countries. The idea is that when a family gets a sheep or a cow, the animal provides them with a source of income as well as food. […]

Local Food Conference in Louisville on Saturday

Local food supporters are gathering in Louisville tomorrow for the 12th annual Healthy Food, Local Farms Conference. The event emphasizes the connections between food and farmers, and touts the benefits of eating locally. “The average meal travels 1500 miles and we want to change that,” said Aloma Dew of the Sierra Club. “We want Kentucky […]

A Conversation on Local Food

On Tuesday, September 14 we talked 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. You can listen back to the show below: Guests: Michael Paley, Executive Chef, Proof on Main Sarah […]

WFPL News Special: Local Food

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 […]

Slow Food Advocate Says Western Diets Must Change to Improve Health, Environment

The head of the organization Slow Food International says Louisville has made great strides in the push for what he calls good, clean and fair food. Paolo di Croce‘s organization supports food that is locally grown, healthy and sustainable for both farmers and the environment. He says there are a number of practitioners of the […]