Consumer Events

 We connect Kentucky eaters to local, organic farmers by hosting several community events throughout
the season. Join us at an upcoming event and subscribe to the
 Make Mine Organic e-newsletter,
read the 
OAK blog, and explore our 
consumer resources for more information!

Past Events...

Upcoming Events...

We have wrapped up our 2021 seasonal food and farming events. Take a look at the recordings and resources below and subscribe to our OAK newsletter for latest information any future OAK events. 

Cook with a Farmer: Vegetable Cobbler with Rootbound Farm

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Date: 

Thursday September 23rd, 2021

Time:

5:30 - 7:00pm

Location:

Zoom Meeting + option available to pick up a meal kit

at The Food Connection in Lexington, KY

Event Description:

Join OAK, KY Farm Share Coalition, Rootbound Farm and The Food Connection for a virtual in-depth cooking class featuring a fall vegetable cobbler! During this event, we will hear from farmer Bree Pearsall about their family-run farm in Oldham County, their stories, and the food they love to provide to you. Bring your questions about your CSA share and best ways to use it deliciously!

 

All participants will be sent a recipe toolkit here that includes an overview of all the ingredients and equipment needed to make this dish so you can follow along with Chef Tanya. In addition to demonstrating how to make this savory cobbler step-by step, Chef Tanya will share ways to cook and eat the varied produce throughout the season!

If you live in Lexington or nearby, you can purchase a meal kit and pick it up at The Food Connection on UK's campus (440 Hilltop Avenue) day of the event from 2-5pm. Meal kits will provide everything needed to make 2 servings of this recipe.

 

Advance event registration is required. If participants pick up a meal kit at The Food Connection the cost is $10 per person. If you are joining us virtually without a meal kit, this event is free. 

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Find Your Fall CSA 

Date: 

September 13-17th, 2021

Location:

Virtual Event on the

Locally-Grown CSAs in Kentucky Facebook Group

Event Description:

View the week-long event promotion that took place in the CSAs in KY Facebook group this September here. Explore the KY Proud CSA directory for a full list of 30 + partner farms here and their the availability of fresh produce, meat, and more this September, October, and November across Kentucky. 

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Live Cooking Demo: Garnish That Dish

Date: 

Thursday, August 12th 2021 

Time:

12-12:45pm

Location:
Zoom Meeting

Event Description:

Join OAK, Kentucky Farm Share Coalition, and The Food Connection on Zoom for live cooking demo. Chef Tanya will lead attendees through quick demos on carrot top pesto, quick pickled vegetables, fresh pea dip, beet beurre rouge, and tips and tricks for making garnishes out of fresh vegetables. Check out the recipes here and join us live to get a more in-depth perspective on these seasonal dishes.  

This virtual cooking demonstration is open to all and FREE to attend. Registration is required and will generate an immediate confirmation email.

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Live Cooking Demo: Fritter Fun

Date: 

Thursday, July 8th 2021 

Time:

12-12:45pm

Location:
Zoom Meeting

Event Description:

Join Kentucky Farm Share Coalition (a program of OAK) and The Food Connection on Zoom for live cooking demo this July. Chef Tanya will lead you through quick demos on creating fabulous fritters from all sorts of vegetables you’ll pick up in your CSA share. These kid-friendly, versatile treats are great as a tasty way to get more veg in your diet. We’ll talk getting the water out, how much batter is enough, perfect accompaniments, and all the different parts of a meal for which veggie fritters make great additions.

​This virtual cooking demonstration is open to all and FREE to attend. Registration is required. A reminder email with Zoom link will be emailed within a week prior to the event. 

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Live Cooking Demo: Salads that Satisfy

Date: 

Thursday, June 10th, 2021 

Time:

12-12:45pm

Location:
Zoom Meeting

Event Description:

Join Kentucky Farm Share Coalition (a program of OAK) and The Food Connection on Zoom for live cooking demo this June. Chef Tanya will offer quick demos on creating a scrumptious salad, making (and customizing) your own vinaigrette, and lots of tips and tricks to create a truly satisfying dish. We’ll talk the perfect salad formula, to wash or not to wash, zhuzhing up your spring greens, and what to do when your CSA share turns your fridge green.

​This virtual cooking demonstration is open to all and FREE to attend. Registration is required. A reminder email with Zoom link will be emailed within a week prior to the event.

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Kentucky Proud Virtual CSA Fair

Date:

February 22nd - 28th, 2021

Location:
Facebook + Zoom farmer sessions 

Event Description:

This second annual statewide CSA Fair was organized in partnership with Bluegrass Farm to Table, Edible Kentucky Magazine, Kentucky Horticulture Council, and Kentucky Proud. It was hosted on Facebook and connected over 65 Kentucky farmers with more than 500 attendees to share more about CSA (community supported agriculture) programs in their area. OAK also organized live farmer sessions by geographic area. Visit the link below to watch these recordings to connect with a CSA farm. 

OAK's consumer events work to connect Kentucky eaters with more local, organic farmers in order to build a more organic, regenerative food system.