Louisville’s Fried Chicken Throw Down



Join us for the Inaugural Fried Chicken Throw Down! The Throw Down is a culinary competition to benefit the Slow Food Bluegrass. A cash prize will be available to the winner of two categories, Best Chicken ($500), and best side ($500). The judging will happen by “people’s choice.”

Pricing: Admission to the event will be free. Tastes will be sold for $3 for chicken and $2 for sides.

We need YOU to determine the winner! Winners will be selected by ballot voting amongst the attendees.

The event is Free and Open to the public.

Participating Restaurants include:

Loop 22
Galt House
Bourbons Bistro
Against the Grain
Four Pegs

A special thanks to our sponsors of the Fried Chicken Throw Down for supporting Slow Food Bluegrass!

Wiltshire On Market
Rainbow Blossom Natural Markets
Seed Capital Kentucky
Blue Grass Motorsport
Esposito Construction
Farm to Fork
Louisville Farm to Table
Holy Carp Productions
The Berry Center
Rooibee Red Tea
Christopher Shadix Photography & Design

**If you are a chef that would like information about competing, please send us a message on our Facebook page

Sign-up to VOLUNTEER at our Fried Chicken Throw Down on October 25th!


The Gardens to Open in Paristown Pointe Neighborhood


Boutique nursery to be open to the public.

Louisville, KY – March 31, 2014 – Henry|McGalliard Landscape Design Studio and Gardens at 711 Brent Street, Louisville, KY 40204 will be open to the public, beginning April 3, 2014. Retail hours: Wednesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm & Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Henry|McGalliard is incorporating a garden boutique into its repertoire of offerings. The Gardens will focus on providing customers and design clients with a focused selection of specimen plants, trees and garden elements, in an urban setting. “This unique nursery will provide everyone with the same high-end plants, great plant material and interesting garden elements that we offer to our design clients. We also envision this as a space for events, gatherings and workshops.” according to partner and designer, Patrick Henry. Customers can expect to find a selection of large and small specimen trees and shrubs, such as 14’ tall Hinoki Cypress and 20 year old Japanese Maples, to a few select perennials, herbs and native plants.

The Henry | McGalliard Gardens, also referred to as The Gardens, will be located in the historic Paristown Pointe, next to Stoneware Art Factory and across from The Cafe’. “We are excited. In addition to offering unique plant selections not found in typical nurseries, The Gardens will also give us the flexibility to better control the quality throughout all aspects of our larger design projects and installations. We’re also very excited about helping to revitalize this historic corner of Louisville.” according to co-owner Scott McGalliard.
Henry | McGalliard is a landscape design, site construction, garden installation and maintenance company who’s goal is to create great spaces for people to enjoy. Good design principals influence how we execute all stages of our work. Adherence to tried and true construction methods and unique plantings and garden elements allow us to bring our creations and ideas to reality.

For more information visit www.henry-mcgalliard.com/gardens.html or www.facebook.com/HenryMcgalliardLandscapeDesignBuildLlc

Movie Screening: American Meat


Join Slow Food Bluegrass for a screening of American Meat, a pro-farmer film that asks the question: Can the Local Food movement really feed us all?
The event is free to Slow Food members and $10 for non-members. Sign up for membership by clicking here or purchase membership at the door, where your $10 admission can be credited toward your membership.
We’ll serve Foxhollow Popcorn and Roobie Red Tea!
Thank you to our partners Rainbow Blossom, Foxhollow Farm, Roobie Red Tea, and the Local Food Association.


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Slow Food Bluegrass 2014 School Garden Grant

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Slow Food Bluegrass is very pleased to announce the Slow Food Bluegrass School Garden Grant. The Grant is a total of $5,000 distributed over 3 years to be used to support a school garden project in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. To be eligible for a Garden Grant, an applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or nonprofit k-12 school that is developing a school garden project that will help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables. Applications will be accepted from December 3, 2013 – March 1, 2014. Grant recipients will be announced on March 8, 2014. For more details, please download the application below:


Foxhollow Farm Corn Maize


Go on out to Foxhollow Farm’s family fun Corn Maize. Foxhollow Farm is an earth-friendly working farm located just 15 miles Northeast of Downtown Louisville. The Corn Maize is a fun adventure for all ages. Once you reach Foxhollow’s entrance you will feel like you have escaped the city life and entered a beautiful fall holiday. The Corn Maize is located down the tree-lined drive, right across from the Foxhollow Gardens. A friendly Foxhollow Farm family member will greet you as you come down the driveway and allow you to park nearby. There will be a path of pumpkins and corn stalks leading you to the entrance of the maze. There you can pay before you enter the maze and embark on your Corn Maize adventure. A simple trot through the 4 acre maze will take anywhere from 10-20 minutes, depending on speed of walkers and navigation of the corn maze.

The Maze is open October 3rd – 20th
Hours: Thursday through Sunday 1-6:30pm
Price: $3 per person, Babies Free
Average time to complete: 10-20 minutes
Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing and foot wear. Closed toe, hard soled shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty are recommended.