New Roots recieves $1000 from SFBG Chair’s New Faces of Philanthropy Award

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Slow Food Bluegrass Chair’s Maggie Keith was chosen for one of 5 New Faces of Philanthropy awards by Nfocus Magazine last month. The award came with a $1000 donation to the award recipient’s organization of choice. Maggie Keith gave her $1000 to Louisville non-profit, New Roots. New Roots mission is to meet the needs of urban communities by improving access to fresh food for urban residents and marketing opportunities in the city for local and regional farmers.

The New Roots program has impacted the local food system through the development of the Fresh Stop Project, a community-driven fresh food distribution program. New Roots also provides nutrition education, conducst health research, and spearheads policy campaigns that will improve the disparities currently present in our food system.

Click here to read the full article. Congratulations Maggie!

Rockin’ RAMP Benefit for Appalachia


Please join Whole Foods Market for the Rockin’ RAMP Benefit for Appalachia!

Saturday December 10, 7:30pm

The Green Building
732 East Market Street
Louisville, KY

$35 suggested donation – Cocktail Attire

Hosted by WHAS-aa’s Claudia Coffey

Mixology courtesy of Maker’s Mark & Woodford Reserve
Kentucky Inspired Menu brought to you by Whole Foods Market and Brown Forman
Executuve Chef and Slow Food USA Regional Governor Mark Williams

Live Bluegrass with Maiden Radio

Wine Tasting Challenge, Auction Items and much more!


Oysters shucked to order with Lover’s Leap Cynthiana Mignonette, Tabasco and Horseradish
Chucken and Dumplings, Collard Greens, Country Ham, Ricotta Gnocchi, Maker’s Mark Bourbon Browned Butter
Pimento Cheese Fritters with Sour Cream and Pepper Jelly
Buttermilk Fried Chicken in a Lemon Rosemary Waffle Cone with Spicy Maple Aioli
Seared Scallops with Bacon Jam
Shrimp and Grits
Cheese and Cold Item Displays
Sarsaparilla Floats

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Rockin’ Appalachian Mom Project (RAMP) and its Martin County Kentucky programs: The Community Co-Operative Bus, School Backpack Snack program, the Homecoming Food Pantry, Microloans for Martin County entrepreneurs, Community & School Gardens, “Healthy Kentucky Kids” and more!

Please RSVP at or by calling 502-899-9597

Louisville Collegiate School Presents Heathy Bytes

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Louisville Collegiate School’s Healthy Bytes series includes video cooking demonstrations, menus, and nutrition facts by Collegiate’s chef, Rachael Reigelman. The video series teaches the Collegiate Community how to make easy and healthy meals at home.

Check out the videos here…

Green B.E.A.N. Delivery Donates 6,872 lbs of carrots and potatoes to Dare to Care


Green B.E.A.N. Delivery donated 2 lbs of fresh produce for each pledge through the NPR fund drive and for the Metro United Way’s fund drive. In total they donated 6,872 pounds of carrots and potatoes to Dare to Care Food Bank on Friday, November 18th, just in time for the holidays! Way to go Green B.E.A.N!

Slow Food Potluck – November 10th

Slow Food Potluck invite

Hope to see you at the upcoming Slow Food Bluegrass Potluck!