forging links between our community & fresh foodWith education and demonstration of sustainable food systems.
This Summer at FoodChain
POP (Power of Produce) Club is an opportunity for kids, age 5-12, to engage with the local food system through conversation with farmers, educational activities, and exposure to new fruits and veggies. POP Club kids will receive POP Club bucks to spend on local fruits & veggies at the Lexington Farmers Market.
When: June 1st-August 4th from 10am-noon
Saturday Farmers Markets @ 5/3rd Pavillion
Sunday Farmers Markets @ Southland Dr. in front of Save-a-lot
Get Fresh! Is a summer food service program for all. In addition to a healthy meal, there will be activities thanks to our partners at Seedleaf, Sisoprohmatem Art Foundation, International Book Project, and More! Kids (1-18) eat free and adults eat for $2-3.
When: Every Tuesday & Friday from 11:30-1pm between June 4th- August 13th.
Where: FoodChain Kitchen(501 W. 6th St.) or Coolavin Park
For More Information contact Leandra Foreman email@example.com
Community Nutrition Series
Come learn from a registered dietician! All classes held from 10am-1pm in FoodChain’s Teaching Kitchen @ 501 W. 6th Street.
Dates and Topics include:
June 28th: Eating for a Healthy Heart
July 26th: Healthy Eating on a Budget
August 9th: Eating for Colon Health
September 27th: Nutrition for Osteoporosis
October 25th: Nutrition for Weight Management
November 22nd: Nutrition for Diabetes Management
For more information contact Erin Casey, MS, RD, LD @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-623-2494
Summer Camp Experiences!
FoodChain is partnering with the West End Community Empowerment Project (WECEP) by doing cooking classes as a part of the WECEP life skills training program. Classes are on Tuesdays from 1:30-3pm at the FoodChain Kitchen 501 W. 6th Street.
FoodChain is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working in the heart of Lexington, KY to forge links between our community and fresh food through education and demonstration of sustainable food systems. We began our work in 2012 by building an innovative aquaponics farm from which we teach producers about this method of agriculture for economic diversity, teach kids and adults about where food comes from in an urban environment, develop the market for the freshest greens, microgreens and seafood in the city, and outreach to our community about why any of that matters for the future of food! Starting in summer of 2015 we increased our education from food production to food processing with youth cooking classes. We host monthly community meals which incorporate local produce that would otherwise be thrown away. We now have a Teaching and Processing Kitchen to provide even more education around fresh food, economic farm impact through seconds purchasing from area farms, a Food Sector Job Training Program, and increased access to local nutritious foods that are both affordable and convenient for our neighbors! Please explore our website to learn more about how we are doing all of this, how you can help, or to donate to our work!