West Louisville FoodPort Community Update

On Saturday March 7th, the West Louisville FoodPort Community Council welcomes you to learn more about the FoodPort project, and food-based economic development in Louisville. Please join us; all are welcome to this free event! Boxed lunches featuring local ingredients will be provided for the first 150 attendees. During this lunchtime event, we’ll live stream […]

The Other Local Food Heroes

Kentucky Proud!Our favorite part of the Local Food Hero voting this year was the comments section–over 275 people left thoughtful, beautiful comments telling us what local farmers mean to them. We love hearing how much people care about where their food comes from: local food heroes aren’t just farmers, they are family members, friends, community leaders, […]

SCKY Endorses 5th Kiva Zip Loan

Seed Capital KY is happy to promote our 5th Kiva Zip loan! Four of our loans are already fully funded, and the fifth just started fundraising today.  These 5 loans represent $43,000 of capital raised to support our regional food economy–most of it from outside our region. If you haven’t joined in the Kiva Zip lending fun, now’s […]

Congratulations, 2014 Local Food Heroes!

Brooke Eckmann of Ambrosia Farm, Shelby County Jacob Sharpe of Sharpe Farms, Scott County Russell Poore of Poore’s Nursery and Farm, Logan County How we choose our heroes: This year we focused on Kentucky farmers. Over 1800 farmers were listed on the Seed Capital KY website and the votes began rolling in from all across the commonwealth over an 18-day period. Nearly 3200 votes were cast. We […]

Attention Farmers: free wireless SNAP terminals!

veggiesHey, farmers! You might be eligible for a free wireless SNAP terminal. The National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP), through a USDA contract, is assisting farmers markets and direct-marketing farmers by providing wireless terminals and support services. Direct-marketing farmers who have not been SNAP authorized or barred from accepting SNAP and at least […]