Healthy Foods Local Farms Conference Oct. 15th

Healthy Food Local Farms

This annual conference is for people and organizations who care about where their food comes from….and that their daily repast is ethically and sustainably raised/grown and harvested. The 1 day conference is sponsored by the Sierra Club along with many others and runs from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday, October 15, 2011. Tickets are $45.00 and scholarships are available. For more information visit

This year’s keynote speaker is Collin Beavan, author of “No Impact Man.”

Conference – Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., $45
Location – Kentucky Country Day School
4100 Springdale Road
Louisville, KY  40241

Harvest Party – Friday, October 14, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., $35
Location – St. Francis School
11000 W. Highway 42
Goshen, KY  40026
As always, local food will be served.

Twilight, The Best Light at Yew Dell – Oct. 7th

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This fall, Yew Dell will host the 2011 version of what has become one of the most anticipated fund-raising parties of the Year – Twilight in the Garden, sponsored by Brown Forman. And while this year’s offering will have all the energy and brilliance of past editions, guests will be delighted with a whole new twist. Twilight – The Best Light will feature a celebration of the night garden complete with stunning lighting by presenting sponsor Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. Past silent and live auctions will be replaced by a slate of games (you know … the fund-raising kind!) for a chance to win a week at incomparable Maison Rose in France, ring toss for fabulous wine and other opportunities to win jewelry, dinner, and more. You’ll even be able to participate in some of the games online before the event. Twilight will include sumptuous farm-fresh food by Corbett’s, a bar stocked with Brown-Forman beverages and an energy level not to be missed. Buy your tickets today – or better yet, get together a group and buy a table for 10! or 502.241.4788

Foxhollow Farm Fall Festival – Oct. 8th


Foxhollow Farm is hosting their fourth annual Fall Festival on October 8th. This family friendly event will feature farm-fresh foods and fun farm activities. The event is from 12pm – 6pm on Saturday, October 8, at Foxhollow Farm, located at 8905 Hwy 329, Crestwood, Ky. Click here for directions. Parking is $5. Proceeds benefit Maryhurst.

This yearsʼ festival includes:

  • Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch
  • Live Music
  • Slow Food
  • Hay Rides
  • Games
  • Kidʼs Arts and Crafts

Foxhollow Farm is a grass fed beef and vegetable farm in Crestwood, Kentucky, just 15 miles north of downtown Louisville. Foxhollow is committed to organic and biodynamic agriculture methods, which nourish and sustain the vitality of the soil, plants, animals, and humans. Foxhollow makes it their mission to educate the public about where food comes from and how to support local farmers. For more information about Foxhollow Farm, visit


A letter from Slow Food Bluegrass Co-Chair, Maggie Keith

Dear Slow Food Bluegrass Supporters,

As Co-Chair of the Bluegrass Region chapter of Slow Food USA, I’m committed to creating every opportunity I can for you to get more involved and connected with the Slow Food movement in our community. One of the easiest and most powerful ways to do that is through membership.

I’m inviting you to join Slow Food USA during our September campaign, when your donation — in any amount — will make you a member.

Click here now to join.

There are a variety of membership benefits… but I think you’ll find the best part is knowing your contribution plays a critical role in bringing our community together to support our farmers and our local food traditions, teaching the next generation about good food, and transforming laws to make a healthy meal as affordable as a Happy Meal.

I hope you’ll accept my invitation.

Maggie Keith
Bluegrass Region, Slow Food USA

P.S. Donations to Slow Food USA are 100% tax-deductible. Join today.

Temple Grandin to speak at EKU – Sept. 22


2nd Annual Bruce MacLaren Distinguished Lecture: “Animals, Humans, and Sensory Based Thinking”

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7:30pm

Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts

The Eastern Kentucky University Agriculture Department and the Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society are proud to co-sponsor a lecture by Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin was recently named one of the Time Magazine 100 most influential people in the world. She is a world-famous animal scientist and austism self-advocate and is recognized as the authority on livestock behavior and facility design. Dr. Directions to the EKU Center for the Arts are available online. For more information on Dr. Grandin visit