A New Market on Main: Pleasureville Farmers Market Grand Opening

The small town of Pleasureville welcomed a big addition to Main Street this past week with the grand opening of the Pleasureville Farmers Market.     The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) team began working with Pleasureville community leaders Susan Schlosnagle, Cheryl Clark,...

First Lady Jane Beshear Dedicates Governor’s Garden at Morehead State University

Morehead, KY (May 27, 2015) – First Lady Jane Beshear today joined Morehead State University President Wayne Andrews and honored guests to dedicate the state’s newest Governor’s Garden at Morehead State University. Mrs. Beshear launched the Governor’s Garden initiative in 2009 to encourage schools...

Kentucky Named to Farm-to-School Initiative Funded By Walmart Foudation Grant

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky is one of three states that will partner with The Walmart Foundation and the National Farm to School Network to expand efforts to get more local foods into schools, the network announced Thursday. “Kentucky has led the way in helping schools locate and purchase local foods for...

Across Kentucky – August 22, 2014

A feature report on how farmers markets are becoming valuable community resources and are expanding their activities well beyond serving as a reliable source for healthful, locally grown food. The Ky Ag Department’s Sharon Spencer says youth activities are a focus for expansion, and that local leaders are...

Across Kentucky – June 13, 2014

A report on a unique partnership in Owsley County where the local school system’s food service director is working with students growing produce on a school-owned farm. That success, combined with a new farmers’ market facility and community garden plots on that same land, have drawn a visit from USDA....

Across Kentucky – March 5, 2014

From Breathitt County’s Bobcat Bread to Mayfield High School’s baked fajitas, the Ky Ag Departments new “junior chefs competition” is growing by leaps and bounds. Program coordinator, Tina Garland, says the result has been healthier eating with more local foods served in school...