Consumer Events

We are currently planning for the 2020 season. Explore our past 2019 consumers events and resources to make food choices that are good for the planet, for your health, and for Kentucky farms.

 

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Eating Sesonally at Need More Acres Farm

November 10, 2019
Need More Acres Farm, Scottsville, KY

Event Summary: 

Need More Acres Farmers, Nathan and Michelle Howell, led guests on a seasonal farm tour of what was growing in the field and shared favorite recipes for everyday meals and special celebrations using KY proud products. All attendees had the opportunity to taste different dishes, purchase from farm store, and encouraged to try recipes at home. It was a celebration of all things local with KY craft vendors from the BG Makers and live music provided by Willie Houston and Mark Clauson. 

See past event flyer here.

Find seasonal recipes for workshop HERE

OAK Film Screening of The Biggest Little Farm in Berea

October 24, 2019
Berea College Forestry Outreach Center, Berea, KY

Event Summary: 

OAK hosted a film screening of The Biggest Little Farm in partnership with Grow Appalachia and the Berea College Forestry Outreach Center. Before the film,  we had community partners, Community Farm Alliance (CFA), Kentucky Center for Ag. and Rural Development (KCARD), Madison County Pollinator Working Group, and Sustainable Berea, share more about their work. We served local appetizers from Native Bagel and certified organic Haymaker's Punch from Richmond, KY.

After the film, we had a farmer panel led by Bryce Baumann from Lazy Eight Stock Farm, Susana Lein from Salamander Springs Farm, Janet Meyer from the Berea College Farm, and Matt Wilson from Grow Appalachia to discuss ways we could promote more organic, regenerative practices in Kentucky. 

See past event flyer here.

OAK Film Screening of The Biggest Little Farm in Bowling Green

October 17, 2019

Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY

Event Summary: 

OAK hosted a film screening of The Biggest Little Farm in partnership with the Baker Arboretum & Downing Museum. Before the film, there was a happy hour with partner organizations,  Community Farm Alliance, Community Farmers Market, and WKU Agriculture Department highlighting their work. Light appetizers were served by River Cottage Farm Catering and StoneHouse Market Farm and wine by the glass was offered from Reid's Livery Winery

After the film, OAK moderated a farmer panel discussion led by Jackson Rolett from StoneHouse Market Farm, Joleen & Martin Stone from Lovee & Rose Farm, and Robin Verson from Hill and Hollow Farm to discuss more what was needed to support organic, regenerative farming in Kentucky. 

See our past event flyer here.

Cooking Local: Hands-On Demo for CSA Members

September 12, 2019
UK Food Connection, Lexington, KY

Event Summary: 

 

This cooking demo was led by Chef Tanya Whitehouse and featured a walk through of knife skills, recipe ideas for CSA members, and step-by-step instruction on how to prepare a late summer panzanella recipe featuring stone-ground cornmeal, steamed corn and okra, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers and a mustard vinaigrette. All attendees got to try out their hand and making this dish and take home the recipe. 

See the past event flyer here

Building Soil Health by Integrating Crops & Livestock at Elmwood Stock Farm

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Elmwood Stock Farm, Georgetown, KY

Event Summary: 

Elmwood Stock Farmers, Ann & Mac Stone led guests around the farm and offered a look at certified organic practices for livestock and vegetable production. The group discussed crop rotation, organic weed and pest management, and high tunnel production methods. Afterward, attendees were treated to a beautiful tasting of heirloom tomatoes and a conversation on why local and organic can be beneficial. 

See the past event flyer here

Connecting People to Good "Real" Food at Spade and Table Farm

June 29,2019

Spade and Table Farm Louisville, KY

Event Summary: 

Spade and Table farmers, Lisa and Jeff Windhorst, took guests on a tour of their certified organic vegetable plots to explore what techniques they used to nourish the soil. The farm tour highlighted their no-till practices, permanent raised bed system, and high tunnel. They showed guests different farm tools ideal for executing these organic techniques like a direct seeder, tilther, and flame weeder. The event ended with a smoothie demonstration using Spade and Table microgreens, radish crostini bites, and a cherry tomato tasting. 

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See the past event flyer here

OAK Film Screening of The Biggest Little Farm in Louisville

June 13, 2019
Baxter Avenue Theatres, Louisville, KY

 

Event Summary: 

OAK hosted a special film screening of The Biggest Little Farm at the theatrical release at Baxter Avenue Theatres. There was a farmer panel following the film led by Jenny Vaughn and Justin Owings from Pink Elephant Farm, Lisa and Jeff Windhorst from Spade and Table Farm, and Ann Curtis managing editor from Edible Magazine. Each of our panelists was able to share what attendees could do to support local, regenerative farms in Kentucky and in discuss how the themes from the film could be applied to farming in the bluegrass state. 

See our past event flyer here.​

OAK Film Screening of The Biggest Little Farm in Lexington

June 4, 2019
Kentucky Theater, Lexington, KY

Event Summary: 

OAK hosted a special film screening of The Biggest Little Farm during its theatrical release at The Kentucky Theater. This event featured a happy hour sponsored by West Sixth with community organizations, Bluegrass Farm To Table, Good Foods Co-op, Lexington Farmers Market, and Seedleaf, sharing more about they do.

After the film, OAK moderated a  farmer panel led by Jesse Frost and Hannah Crabtree from Rough Draft Farmstead,  Maggie Dungan from Salad Days Farm, and Dr. Shawn Lucas, Assistant Professor of Organic Agriculture from Kentucky State University Land Grant Program to discuss ways consumers could support organic, regenerative farming in Kentucky. 

See our past event flyer here.​

Louisville CSA Fair

April 14, 2019

Gravley Brewing Company, Louisville, KY

Event Summary: 

OAK organized the inaugural Louisville CSA Fair in partnership with Louisville Farm to Table and Edible Louisville to promote area CSA farms. This event was designed to help consumers meet farmers and learn more about their weekly farm shares of local meat and vegetables, prepared foods, pantry items, and other specialty items.

 

This event featured 15 area farms including: A Place On Earth Farm, Ashbourne Farms, Barr Farms, Duck Duck Beet Farm Kitchen, Elmwood Stock Farm, Field 51, Field Day Family Farm, Groce Family Farm, Harmony Fields Farm, Holden Family Farm, Hope Community Farm, Rainbow Blossom CSA, Rootbound Farm, Pink Elephant & Valley Spirit Farm, and Skinner Farms.  
 

See our past event flyer here

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OAK's 2019 Consumer Education programming is made possible by Farmers Advocating for Organics, a grant program of Organic Valley.

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