In November we visited Grace Cafe in Danville, KY -- a nonprofit, pay-what-you-can community restaurant committed to serving fresh, delicious, locally-sourced food to everyone regardless of ability to pay! We had so much fantastic content to share. So we split our interviews into 2 successive shows. So enjoy these yummy Show Notes with both podcasts embedded!
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.
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.
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.
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.