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First Fridays at the Farm

Join the UK Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Working Group for First Friday at the UK Horticultural Research Farm. Exchange ideas and network with UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment faculty, staff, local food producers and advocates for sustainable agriculture and enduring food systems. The first event is scheduled for Friday, September 5th, with breakfast and networking from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

At 8:30 a.m., John Strang, the UK College of Agriculture Extension Fruits and Vegetables Specialist, will lead a tour of the fruit research plots at South Farm, including apples, peaches, blueberries and a few products you may not know. He promises a wealth of information for both backyard and commercial growers.

Like First Fridays on Facebook: facebook.com/UKAgFirstFriday or follow on Twitter @UKFirstFriday

Date: 
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7:30am to 9:30am
Location: 
UK Horticultural Research Farm

CCO and Seedleaf Launch Seedleaf Highlights Campaign

Members of the campus and local community are working together to promote fresh, local food.

Beth Tillery

Recorded at the Lexington Farmers Market on April 21, 2012. 

Jean Pitches

Jean Pitches of Blue Moon Farms. Recorded at the Lexington Farmers Market on April 21, 2012. 

Nick Nichols

Recorded at the Lexington Farmers Market on April 21, 2012. 

Don Isaman

Don Isaman is a vendor who has been selling at the Market since 2001. 

Recorded at the Lexington Farmers Market on April 21, 2012. 

Farmers Market Oral History: Jay Wood (Part II)

In this interview, longtime Lexington Farmers Market vendor Jay Wood talks about popular perceptions of organic produce, as well as the Federal Tobacco program that transformed farming in Kentucky. 

Farmers Market Oral History: Jay Wood (Part I)

Longtime farmer and vendor Jay Wood talks about his family's farm in Lexington, as well as some of the early days of the Lexington Farmers Market. Recorded February 11, 2012. 

Farmers Market Oral History: Haley Lawson

Haley Lawson now sells baked goods at the Lexington Farmers Market, but she's actually been coming to the market since she was a baby. In this interview, Haley talks about her childhood memories of the market. 

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