Local Food News Splash(es)

 Pool fun at Southland Aquatic Center, Lexington, KY, during Veggin' Out at the Pool, a local foods dinner

Pool fun at Southland Aquatic Center, Lexington, KY, during Veggin' Out at the Pool, a local foods dinner

Events and interesting posts that have splashed into Savoring Kentucky's world this week:

  • The East End Community Farmers Market has opened for the 2011 season. Buy locally grown and produced foods on Saturdays from 9 AM - 2 PM, near the corner of East Third and Midland.
  • Bluegrass Farmers Market, which requires that members sell only what they grow or produce, has added a second location at Millpond Center, near the corner of  Boston Road and Man-o-War Boulevard in Lexington. See hours and what's for sale at both Bluegrass Farmers' Market locations here.
  • Cleary Hill Farm's beyond-hot peppers, sold at the Lexington Farmers Market, fascinated Savoring Kentucky nearly a year ago. Now a good article in The Anderson News reveals that the farm is gaining widespread attention for producing super-hot peppers in large quantities.
  • A recent Tom Eblen story in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Friends Opened Lexington Pasta After Delicious Homemade Meal, features another favorite Lexington Farmers Market vendor, Lexington Pasta.
  • In a small town in the Appalachian corner of Virginia, following the success of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, contributing writer Steven Hopp brings patience and creativity to his efforts to cultivate a deeper local commitment to eating locally: Local Food Has Been No Easy Sell in Appalachia.
  • If you're celebrating summer by reading about food and cooking (as Savoring Kentucky celebrates every season), NPR suggests They Came, They Saw, They Cooked: 5 Food Memoirs.

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