Lexington Food Justice Podcast #16

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #16

On November 10th, Lauren Gawthrop, Marketing Manager, and Bill Bickford, General Manager, of Good Foods Co-op joined me to discuss the Co-op's 45 year history of serving our community. AND to discuss how the Co-op plans to continue serving for another 45 years! We also talked about how the Co-op model differs from the traditional grocery retail business, particularly when it comes to locally produced foods.

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #15

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #15

Seedleaf is celebrating it's 10 Year Anniversary!! So for our October 27th show, we invited Ryan Koch (Executive Director) and Christine Smith (Intern and leader of the SEEDS youth empowerment program) to discuss this important milestone -- its history and vision for the next 10 years!

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #14

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #14

For our October 13th show, Ashley C. Smith and Trevor Claiborn (aka Farmer Brown) joined us to discuss a new program called -- Black Soil: Our Better Nature. Ashley & Trevor created this program to create engagement and generate  substantive discussion about the challenges and disparities facing black farmers in Kentucky.

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #13

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #13

On September 29th, Katie Landon (Youth Services & Nutrition Manager for God's Pantry Food Bank) AND DeBraun Thomas (Community Activist and Local Musician) joined us. As we continue our series of during "Hunger Action Month"(September) to focus on poverty & hunger. The topic for this show was Childhood Hunger in our community.

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #12

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #12

On September 15th, Malcolm Ratchford (Executive Director of Community Action Council) and Mike Halligan (Executive Director of God's Pantry Food Bank) joined us. As we continue our series of shows during "Hunger Action Month"(September) to focus on poverty & hunger.

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #10

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #10

On August 18th, we hosted Angie Quigley (For Pete's Sake Farm) and Will Meurer (Wholesome Living Farm). We do a deeper dive into understanding sustainable farming practices with respect to produce and animals. Angie and Will passionately share their redemptive and regenerative farming methods that focus on soil health. And why "pastured" eggs are the most nutrition-dense type to buy!

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #9

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #9

On August 4th, we hosted Becca Warta and Josh England. Becca is the Program and Marketing Director for KY Double Dollars . Josh is the Market Manager for Lexington Farmers Market. They discuss KY Double Dollars. A Program that increases the buying power of KY families who lack easy access to fresh food. And increases the economic impact of KY grown food within communities and for farmers.

Lexington Food Justice Radio #8

Lexington Food Justice Radio #8

Our July 21st show featured Leandra Forman and Jimmy Earley of FoodChain -- an innovative that operates an indoor aquaponics farm located in the heart of Lexington, KY. As an industrial space located in a diverse residential neighborhood, FoodChain seeks to be an integral link between food access and community development. And will soon be providing an important connection once its Processing and Teaching Kitchen project is underway.

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #7

Lexington Food Justice Podcast #7

Our July 7th show featured Mae Suramek -- owner of and head noodle slinger at Noodle Nirvana in Berea, KY. Mae shared her trajectory from social justice activist to social justice entrepreneur. Dr. Jeff Richey, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Berea College, also joined us to provide a framework for understanding "culinary appropriation."

Lexington Food Justice Podcast#6

Lexington Food Justice Podcast#6

Daniel Pike is amazing!! From Cryptological Linguist at the NSA (National Security Agency) -- thwarting a plot to assassinate a world-leader -- to sustainable, organic KY farmer raising healthy, happy cattle, chickens, and pigs. WOW!! Listen to the latest Podcast of Lexington Food Justice Radio to learn about sustainably-raised meat and how to decode the confusing terminology on meat packaging labels.

Lexington Food Justice Podcast#5

Lexington Food Justice Podcast#5

On this week's show, we talked with Jonathan Henderson, the Produce Manager at Lucky's Market Lexington about their efforts in the community. Ben Southworth also speaks about the work being done by GleanKY, the local organization responsible for distributing their excess produce.

Lexington Food Justice Podcast#4

Lexington Food Justice Podcast#4

Here's the podcast for our May 26th Show hosting some fabulous folks from Magic Beans Coffee, A Cup of Commonwealth, and Chocolate Holler to discuss the ethical sourcing of chocolate and coffee. Read my Show Notes for a bunch of links to learn more about these issues and understand how we, as consumers, can make an impact!

Video of a Beautiful Bounty

Video of a Beautiful Bounty

Enjoy this video of how I prepared the delicious veggies that Mac Stone of Elmwood Stock Farm brought for us when he was out guest on Lexington Food Justice Radio.

Lexington Food Justice Podcast#2

Lexington Food Justice Podcast#2

Listen to the April 28, 2017 Lexington Food Justice Radio with Mac Stone of Elmwood Stock Farm. Great conversation as Mac talks about his trajectory as a farmer, the history of the farm, the ins-and-outs of organic certification, as well as the benefits of a CSA to the farmer, the consumer, and the community.

Lexington Food Justice Radio

Lexington Food Justice Radio

I've been so busy these last few months. Working on several projects -- and even more in the works. All to advance my Mission to make Real Food accessible to everyone. And on Friday (April 14th), I'll be launching one of these projects. So excited to start hosting Lexington Food Justice Radio Show!!

Bittersweet Lowdown on Sugar

Bittersweet Lowdown on Sugar

Yes, sugar is a powerful force. BUT I believe that knowledge is empowerment. So if you want harness that power and feel in control of your sugar cravings. Then let's understand why we crave sugar and what happens to that sugar in our bodies once we eat it.