Eat Local Celebration at Good Foods Market

July is Eat Local Month at Good Foods Market & Café. Good Foods joins more than 40 natural grocers around the country in promoting the benefits of buying local to those of us who eat, to the growers, and to our communities. Eat Local America provides online advocacy and support for buying and eating locally grown food.

Good Foods works year-round to feature local growers, and added a series of fun events in July to increase the focus on local foods, helping people new to local foods get some good tastes and good information. Savoring Kentucky visited the Eat Local Celebration on July 2, and took the photos above. What fun to sip and crunch delicious tastes throughout the store while meeting growers and producers from Rooibee Red TeaKilimanjaro Foods, Lean Lifestyles Healthy Cuisine, Long View OrganicsPike Valley FarmPop's Pepper PatchScreamin' Mimi's Salsa, and Steve's Ready to Dip.

Casey County grower, author and Renaissance Man Jerome Lange joined with noted local luthier and musician Art Mize to provide a sound track for the day as sweet as the crunchy Carmen peppers and as fresh as the micro-greens offered at two of the many sampling tables.

We enjoyed the innovative, successful Veggin' Out at the Pool local foods dinner at Southland Aquatic Center on July 9, an event Savoring Kentucky covered for Eat Local America. Other events so far included a shopping tour and cooking demonstration led by Good Foods Chef Alex Jenkins, and a summer fruity desserts cooking class (with samples, tea, and coffee) led by Bakery Manager Shannon Willard.

July is still roaring along, and two more Eat Local events remain. From the press release promoting Eat Local Month at Good Foods:

What's on Your Plate?

Good Foods Board of Directors presents What’s on Your Plate? at the Downtown Lexington Public Library. Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah talk to each other, food activists, farmers, new friends, storekeepers, their families, and the viewer, in their quest to understand what’s on all of our plates. Join Becca Self, Education Director from Seedleaf, and Gayle Tomkinson and Erik Walles, owners of Berries on Bryan Station Farm, for a discussion after the film. Parents, your school-age children would enjoy seeing this movie. Please plan to bring them.

When: Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 – 9 pm

Where: Downtown Lexington Public Library



Green Sprouts Kids Club

The Kids Club will meet offsite at the London Ferrell Community Garden, 251 E. Third Street, for a class taught by Seedleaf. Sign up at the Customer Service desk. Space is limited.

Instructor: Seedleaf staff

When: Saturday, July 30, 10 – 11 am

Where: London Ferrell Community Garden, 251 E. Third Street


Savoring Kentucky salutes all Kentucky growers and producers, and we thank Good Foods for its extra efforts to promote local food during Eat Local Month.

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