Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Beyond Farmers Markets

There will be an excellent "meet the buyers" program for the Louisville area at St. Catherine's College in Washington County on October 20, 2011.  MarketReady folks should be dialed in.

The program offers the following - -
"In conjunction with Louisville Farm To Table and Market Ready the Washington County Extension Service is hosting a Beyond Farmers Market Program directed at bringing volume local food buyers from the Louisville area to a centrally located area (Washington County) to meet interested producers that are looking to enter the larger market of Metro Louisville and surrounding areas.  Registration is free and there will be a free locavore breakfast and lunch!" 

The slate of buyers looks great.  Farm to school, direct beef marketing, wine, GAP and insurance.  Restaurant and popcorn buyers.  Buyers from Churchill Downs.  A nice peek into the Louisville buyer community.  Hope to see you there.
Beyond Farmers’ Markets: Making Money with Growing Food Products
Training Date:  
October 20 2011
St Catharine Mother House
8:30 - 3
8:30 to 9:00 – Registration and continental breakfast

The registration is free - but please register by either contacting Dennis Morgeson at (859) 336-7741
or his e-mail:

Really funny over-the-top view of local foods

Is this how people view local?  This is worth a few grins.              

Friday, September 16, 2011

Head over to the Incredible Food Show

Saturday, October 8
Rupp Arena

(see link for program details and complete list of exhibitors)

Here is a MUST GO TO event for our MarketReady alumni and future students.  The Food Systems Innovation Center will be there.  More importantly, Kentucky food entrepreneurs of all types will be exhibiting.  What a great forum to meet folks, ask questions, see new ideas.  I promise you will be inspired.

Over 80 exhibitors already registered.  Great way to spend part of your Saturday.  Several of these folks have been through the MarketReady program.

Hope to see you there.