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Kentucky local food partners to host virtual CSA Fair from April 16-30 in response to COVID-19 pandemic

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Kentucky Proud brand is partnering with Bluegrass Farm To Table, the Organic Association of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Horticulture Council to host the first-of-its-kind “Kentucky Virtual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair” from April 16-30. “The KDA and local food partners are teaming up to support Kentucky families who have lost access...

Low-income families in 22 counties will double purchasing power at farmers’ markets, stores

Additional federal, state, and private-sector funding will enable more low-income families in 22 counties to double their purchasing power at participating farmers’ markets and retail stores across Kentucky. Kentucky Double Dollars merges and expands programs already offered by Community Farm Alliance (CFA) and Bluegrass Farm to Table (BGFtT). The popular Double Dollars Programs merged under this...

Lexington tourism builds on record year in 2016, fueled by increased social media exposure

Following a record year in 2015 as a result of hosting the 2015 Breeders’ Cup, Lexington still managed to increase room revenue and tax revenue in 2016. Total room revenue topped $182 million and total tax revenue collected rose to $12.5 million for the year. “Lexington continues to gain momentum as the destination for convention and leisure travel,” said Mary Quinn Ramer, president of VisitLEX....

Grant will make it easier for Lexington’s
low-income citizens to access local produce

Lexington’s local food coordinator Ashton Potter Wright, right, worked with the Blue Grass Community Foundation to secure a grant for the Bluegrass Double Dollars program. The goal of the program, she said, is to ‘improve the affordability and accessibility of local fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers.’ (Photo provided)   A new program in Lexington will soon make...