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Caught My Eye

Congratulations and big hugs to Lesme and Reinaldo, the two self-identified "good looking guys" whom I first met in April, 2010, a few months after they first brought wonderful freshly made pasta to Lexington. Lexington Pasta raised $26,282 in their just-concluded "Cover Us In Dough" Kickstarter campaign. Guys, it's hard to remember Lexington without you. We are honored that you are expanding your business in our fair city.

I missed it at the time, but New York Times reporter Ben Payne featured Leland Glass's veal farm in Hiseville, Kentucky in Veal Farmers Adopt More Humane Methods. Hat tip EM for the kind clipping service.

Events upcoming in Kentucky:

Starting today, as Tom Eblen recently wrote, the University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities hosts this year's edition of the Lafayette Seminar on Public Affairs, dedicated this year to considering the food economy. From Tom's article, here are summaries of the events:

Focus on local food

UK's Lafayette Seminar this year focuses on local food. All sessions are free and open to the public.

5:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third St. Robert Egger, founder of LA Kitchen and DC Central Kitchen, speaks on "Revealing the Power of Food."

5:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Lyric Theatre. Panel discussion about expanding access to local food.

5:30 p.m. Oct. 9, W.T. Young Library, 401 Hilltop Ave. Panel discussion about challenges of getting local food into large institutions.

September 26-28: The Morgan County Sorghum Festival in West Liberty

This handsome animal drew part of the big crowd at the Morgan County Sorghum Festival in 2012, where Danny Townsend of Townsend's Sorghum Mill demonstrates how to cook perfect, natural, one-ingredient sorghum.

October 11: The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show in Lexington

October 22-24: The 2014 national conference of the American Farmland Trust in Lexington

November 8–21, The 2014 North American International Livestock Exposition, which bills itself as "the premier livestock event in the world," in Lousville

November 10-12: Slow Money, the national/international gathering, self-described as "a significant new venue for field building, investing, and social change," in Louisville

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