Slow Food Gelato Lesson with Gelato Gilberto August 6th


Learn how to make farm fresh gelato with Gelato Gilberto!

Saturday, August 6th Justin Gilberto will be sharing his passion for Gelato and farm fresh ingredients with you. Gelato Gilberto is committed to supporting local farms and all the Good, Clean, Fair food they have to offer our community. Discover the joys of transforming local eggs, herbs, fruits, and honey into delicious homemade gelato. Justin will teach you just how simple it is to make authentic gelato in your very own kitchen. The class will begin at 2pm and cost $10 per person which includes a scoop of the gelato you prepare and a Farm Fresh treat to take home with you.

Please sign up ahead of time by calling 502.423.7751. Christine is preparing some special flavor combinations for you. You will get to bring home recipes and instructions at the end of the class!

DATE: Saturday August 6th


WHERE: Gelato Gilberto, 9434 Norton Commons Blvd

COST: $10 per person

CALL: 502.423.7751 to register.

Roots & Shoots Kentucky Day of Peace – September 14th

Following Dr. Jane Goodall’s lead as a UN Messenger of Peace, members and friends of Roots & Shoots are called to celebrate peace each year in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace.

This year we are planning the first Louisville Roots & Shoots Day of Peace Celebration in order to include community partners in celebrating peace. This event will be held at Waterfront Park on Wednesday, September 14th from 4:00-8:00 pm.

Activities include: peace dove parade, kids crafts and interactive activities, musicians and entertainment, presentation and displays from many local organizations who support humanitarian and environmental efforts (peace education, reforestation and habitat restoration, conflict resolution, fair trade, social justice, animal welfare and conservation, International affairs, sustainable food production, community advocacy), food and goods vendors who work with fair trade and sustainable products.

Participants include: Americana Community Center, Family Emergency Shelter, Ali Center, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, Yew Dell Gardens, Louisville Zoo, Peace Education Program, The Center for Women and Families, Solutions to Violence, Louisville Peace Action Community, Veterans for Peace, Louisville Free Public Library, Just Creations, Breaking New Grounds, Kentucky Humane Society, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm, Shine Louisville, ChildrensNatureGuide, Mama’s Hip, Amazing Green Planet, Henna Hands, Morel’s Vegan Food Truck, Lil’ Cheezers Food Truck, San Diego Sandwich Works, Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Roobie Red Tea, Fresh Start Growers’ Supply, Grasshopper Distribution, Carmichael’s Bookstore, The Local Guys, Squallis Puppeteers, John Gage, Troubadours of Divine Bliss

Sponsored by: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Brown-Forman, The Local Guys, ChildrensNatureGuide, Leo Weekly, Ideal Dentistry

Please join us in celebrating peace this year!

“Peace for All – People, Animals and the Environment”

For more information visit Roots & Shoots Day of Peace website.


Annual Locust Grove Slow Food Picnic – August 14th

Join us at the perfect location to celebrate “slow food” and farming for a relaxed, child-friendly day out. This is the fourth annual picnic featuring local growers and local food trucks offering delicious specialties. Or, bring your own picnic basket and enjoy our gardens and grounds. The popular Cast-Iron Chef demonstration will feature skilled master chefs cooking over open fires. Talks, hands-on demonstrations, and more on growing your own food and enjoying the bounty of locally-sourced ingredients. Admission is only $5 per car; walkers and bikers are free. Includes a tour of the recently restored 1790s House, Museum gallery, and gardens.

WHEN: Sunday, August 14th 12pm-4:30pm

WHERE: Locust Grove


Yew Dell Farm To Table Thank You!


On June 28th almost 300 people came to celebrate good, clean, fair food in the incomparable surroundings that are Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. The dinner supported 14 local farms, farmers, cheese-makers, and a winery who produce high-quality and healthy local food and drinks. The dinner featured locally produced meats and produce, all expertly prepared by Kathy Cary of Lily’s Restaurant. And beyond the delicious fare, many of the farmers responsible for the food on the table attended. They’ll talk about their farms, their traditions, and their products.


The event received generous sponsorship support from the community both financial and in-kind resulting in over $15,000 raised to support food garden programming, children’s gardening programs, horticulture and botanical research.


Yew Dell’s commitment to Slow Food continues with our Slow and Ugly Tomato Contest August 21st from 2-4pm. Slow Food and local tomatoes just seem to go hand in had. In this session, Slow Food USA Southeast Governor and Brown-Forman chef, Mark Williams will lead a summer celebration of the queen of the veggie garden – the tomato! Bring your own entry for the Ugly Tomato Contest! Register here, $20 for members/$25 for non-members.

Photo by Andrew Hyslop

Douglas Loop Farmers’ Market

douglas loop farmers' market

Douglas Loop Farmers’ Market is the highlands newest Farmers’ Market and is having a fabulous first season. Come check out the seasons’ best local produce and meat and have a delicious local meal while your there. The farmers’ market is open Saturdays from 10-2 through September 24.


Vendor List:

Barr Farms

Blair’s Blue Ribbon Jams and Pickles

Cookin’ Up KY

Facing West Farm

Garey Farms

Granny’s Delights

Hillbilly Tea

Holden Farm on Floyd’s Fork

Mamma’s Hip

Preston Greenhouse


Dream Catcher Farm

Earthy Browns

Farm to Fork Catering

Flying Leap Farm

Foxhollow Farm

Grateful Greens

Hazelfield Farm

The Herb Shack

Jamie’s Cupcakes

Lucky Cover Farm

Miss Cs’ of KY Kitchen & Pantry

Noah’s Ark Winery

Rocko’s Rewards

Smith-Berry Vinyard and Winery

Stone Cross Farm

Taco Punk