Trunk and Trowel Sale at Clay & Cotton to Benefit the Food Literacy Project

Come celebrate Earth Day with us! Clay & Cotton and the Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm are teaming together to invite you to Trunk & Trowel, an annual trunk show to benefit the Food Literacy Project. The spring collection of Company C’s colorful area rugs, pillows, and bedding will be the main attraction this year. The four-day event will kick-off with an opening reception on Thursday, April 19th, from 5-8pm at Clay & Cotton, 1341 Bardstown Road, and will last until Earth Day, Sunday April 22. Join us and help benefit this local business and the Food Literacy Project.

 

Louisville Visual Art Association Bacon Ball

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Celebrate all that is Bacon and Bourbon at the Louisville Visual Art Association on Friday, April 27, 6pm-10pm.

With such an unexpected turnout last year, we’re making some changes to make sure everyone enjoys the evening. There will be more restaurants involved in the Bacon King Competition, a 3500 sq. ft. tent for all the bacon tasting your heart desires, music and dancing on the back patio, fun art activities for all who are interested, as well as the piggy bank and gift basket silent auction.

Sponsored by several local businesses including Maker’s Mark, Blue Dog Bakery, Uptown Art, Magnolia Photo Booth, Menu and Hours, Leo, Ky Pork Producers, and many more.

Event is for ages 21 + . Will feature local “slow food” restaurants in a bacon dish competition. See website for full list of restaurants participating. Visit http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/BaconBall2012.html to purchase tickets online.

The event will be held at the LVAA 3005 River Road, Louisville, KY 40207

 

Coming to Ground Documentary KET Premier

COMING TO GROUND chronicles the struggles of Kentucky farmers, government officials, and policy makers as they move away from dependency on the global tobacco and petroleum economies to a more sustainable and sane agricultural economy.

Kentucky’s farming and food culture has undergone a sea change. Although small farms and farmers continue to disappear, Kentucky ranks #2nd in the U.S. for the number of small family farms. Over the last decade there has been an explosion of crop diversity, environmental innovation, sustainable and organic farms, along with sharp growth in farmer’s markets, regional infra-structure and agricultural enterprise.

The documentary will be having its regional public television premeir on KET on Earth Day, April 22 at 2pm.

 

Coming to Ground Film Screening and Barn Party at Bleugrass Chevre

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Come and celebrate Earth Day with Slow Food Bluegrass members Susan Miller and Elaine Shay as they host a barn-party for the premiere screening of Coming to Ground on KET,  a stunning documentary which explores changes in Kentucky agriculture over the last decade and chronicles the efforts of Kentucky farmers and policy makers as they move from a dependency on tobacco to a more diverse and sustainable agriculture.  Film starts at 2 p.m. on April 22 in the barn at Bleugrass Chevre, 1175 Grimes Mill Rd. about 10 miles outside of Lexington. Hiking after the movie, weather permitting.  Refreshments provided.  Free. More information and directions at gourmetgoats@msn.com or 859.421.6983.  Sorry no dogs; ours don’t share well!