local food http://wfpl.org en Louisville Food Distributor Grasshoppers Will Close by Friday http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-food-distributor-grasshoppers-will-close-friday <p><a href="http://grasshoppers.deliverybizpro.com/home.php" target="_blank">Grasshoppers Distribution </a>won’t exist after Friday, according to an email the local food distributor sent to its members.</p><p>Based in Louisville's Portland neighborhood, Grasshoppers was founded in 2007. As city officials have talked about growing the city’s local food movement, the company was often held up as a success story and a model for future local food infrastructure in Portland.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:47:58 +0000 Erica Peterson 7773 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Food Distributor Grasshoppers Will Close by Friday Why and How We Might Eat Local for Thanksgiving http://wfpl.org/post/why-and-how-we-might-eat-local-thanksgiving <p>Thanksgiving day will send cooks to kitchens and eaters to table across Louisville and the rest of the U.S. For Richard McCarthy, it's a good reason to not just eat the food, but to think about where each ingredient and dish comes from and what it means to us personally.</p><p>McCarthy is the executive director of Slow Food USA, a national network &nbsp;that supports, in their words, "good, clean and fair food for all." He was recently in Louisville and stopped by the WFPL studio. We talked about why and how Thanksgiving cooks can use local foods in their dishes.</p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 12:50:56 +0000 Joseph Lord 7669 at http://wfpl.org Why and How We Might Eat Local for Thanksgiving Louisville's New Roots is Finalist for TEDx Manhattan http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-new-roots-finalist-tedx-manhattan <p>A Louisville non-profit is competing with four others from around the nation to give a public TED-style talk in Manhattan next year.</p><p>There are five finalists in the <a href="http://tedxmanhattan.org/" target="_blank">TEDx Manhattan</a> challenge. All are non-profits, and all deal with issues of food inequality and access to healthy foods. And whichever group wins the popular vote will deliver a talk in New York City next March.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:14:22 +0000 Erica Peterson 7492 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's New Roots is Finalist for TEDx Manhattan Growing Food in Cities Brings Benefits Other Than Healthy Eating http://wfpl.org/post/growing-food-cities-brings-benefits-other-healthy-eating <p>In Louisville, the movement to grow more of the city’s food in urban areas is small, but growing. Creating pockets of agriculture in areas that are often contaminated is a new puzzle for policymakers to solve. But putting this puzzle together will do more than just feed the community…it’ll have environmental benefits, too.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 6621 at http://wfpl.org Growing Food in Cities Brings Benefits Other Than Healthy Eating Within Louisville City Limits, Farm Seeks to Introduce Teens to Agriculture http://wfpl.org/post/within-louisville-city-limits-farm-seeks-introduce-teens-agriculture <p>Across rows of plant and grasses, in the midst of bright, skipping finches, three huddled pairs of teenagers are bent at the waist, up to their elbows in leafy green bean plants. They snap the beans from their stems and toss them into baskets.</p><p>But just beyond this pastoral scene are the golf courses of a country club.&nbsp; It’s hidden from the fields by a barrier of trees, but I-64 rumbles in the background.&nbsp; This thin strip of farm—green and buzzing with summer life—is inside the Louisville city limits.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Fiona Grant 6497 at http://wfpl.org Within Louisville City Limits, Farm Seeks to Introduce Teens to Agriculture In Louisville, Urban Agriculture Could Satisfy Hunger for Local Food http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-urban-agriculture-could-satisfy-hunger-local-food <p>Louisville likes local food. And according <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-demand-local-food-outpaces-supply-study-says" target="_blank">to a study that was released earlier this year</a>, Louisvillians are willing to buy more local food than is currently available.</p><p>But when people talk about local food, they usually mean crops grown in nearby rural counties...but there's also an untapped agricultural potential in Louisville’s urban core.</p><p>Pam Faulkner is on her knees in the middle of her garden.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 6561 at http://wfpl.org In Louisville, Urban Agriculture Could Satisfy Hunger for Local Food Farmers from Louisville, Berea, Russellville Named 'Local Food Heroes' http://wfpl.org/post/farmers-louisville-berea-russellville-named-local-food-heroes <p>Three farmers from around the state have been named Kentucky’s “Local Food Heroes.” They are Mike Lewis of Berea, Clay Turner of Russellville and Ramsi Kamar of Louisville.</p><p>The contest was sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Louisville Metro Government and Seed Capital Kentucky, and encouraged residents around the state to go online and vote for their favorite farmer. More than 2,500 votes were cast on the Seed Capital Kentucky website.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 6582 at http://wfpl.org Farmers from Louisville, Berea, Russellville Named 'Local Food Heroes' Scholarships Available for 3 International Students to Study in Berry Farming Program in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/scholarships-available-3-international-students-study-berry-farming-program-kentucky <p>St. Catharine College in rural Washington County, Ky., is looking for three international students to join the school’s nascent<a href="http://www.sccky.edu/academics/arts-sciences/earth-studies/index.php" target="_blank"> Berry Farming Program</a> on scholarships.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:10:59 +0000 Erica Peterson 6418 at http://wfpl.org Scholarships Available for 3 International Students to Study in Berry Farming Program in Kentucky Five Takeaways From a Conversation Between Michael Pollan and Wendell Berry http://wfpl.org/post/five-takeaways-conversation-between-michael-pollan-and-wendell-berry <p>Kentucky farmer and writer Wendell Berry interviewed food journalist Michael Pollan last night in Louisville. (<a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/listen-michael-pollan-visits-wfpl-talk-food-and-cooking" target="_blank">Pollan stopped by the WFPL studios earlier in the day for an interview as well)</a>. Over the course of the evening, they discussed Pollan's new book "Cooked" and the bigger issues it raises. Here are five takeaways from the interview:</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 20:35:34 +0000 Erica Peterson 5238 at http://wfpl.org Five Takeaways From a Conversation Between Michael Pollan and Wendell Berry Listen: Michael Pollan Visits WFPL to Talk Food and Cooking http://wfpl.org/post/listen-michael-pollan-visits-wfpl-talk-food-and-cooking <p>Food journalist <a href="http://michaelpollan.com/" target="_blank">Michael Pollan</a> says we should cook. That's the thesis he outlines in his latest book--the appropriately titled <a href="http://michaelpollan.com/books/cooked/" target="_blank">Cooked.</a> Pollan visited the WFPL studios earlier today for a news special. Wed, 01 May 2013 21:31:19 +0000 Erica Peterson 5223 at http://wfpl.org Listen: Michael Pollan Visits WFPL to Talk Food and Cooking