Kentuckiana Farmers’ participation needed in online local food supply-side study

The Berry Center, in conjunction with Louisville Metro Government, is undertaking the region’s first supply-side study of local food. It complements the local food demand study undertaken by Seed Capital KY in 2012, and will help paint the broader local food picture of our region – and suggest an action plan for how supply and demand can best meet in the middle, feed the region, and create an economy that is equitable for farmers.

The study asks farmers the essential question “what will it take for you to be willing to supply a local market?” and will test key measures that differentiate farmers selling into the Louisville market from those who are not. The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) will compile and distribute the results of the study.

Responses are sought from farmers in the Louisville foodshed, including the following counties: Anderson, Boyle, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Marion, Meade, Mercer, Nelson, Oldham, Owen, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Washington, and Woodford.

Farmers in these counties, please participate in the survey here: