Who We Are
FoodChain is a 501 (c) 3 working to connect the Lexington community to fresh food and cultivate more active participation in the local food system. We do this through programming in our kitchen, tours and activities on our aquaponics farm, and through outreach in our community. We believe that all people deserve food and that fresh food is not a luxury for a few. Together we can build a more just, equitable, and sustainable food system for ALL.
In our teaching and processing kitchen, we focus our programming around three main objectives:
- Boost kitchen confidence.
- Discover seasonality of fruits and vegetables.
- Explore personal food preferences.
Sustainability and innovation are the driving forces behind our aquaponics farm at FoodChain. The recirculating system recycles water and nutrients, enabling us to conserve more resources compared to other farming practices.
Education and outreach is at the heart of what we do. Whether it is in a classroom, at the farmers market, or on the farm, the scope of our programs aim to teach, engage, and inspire others to be part of cultivating a healthier local food system!
How We Do It
Summer Food Service Program
Summer Food Service Program ensures that youth (0-18) who qualify for free and reduced lunch in our community will still have access to free, locally sourced lunches during summer break.
Stir It Up Cooking Classes
We offer cooking classes for a variety of ages and participants so people can gain kitchen confidence and learn to make food choices that are good for both our bodies and the food system.
A call to action collaboration between FoodChain, VisitLex, Keeneland, and the Murry Family Foundation to provide meals to the community, jobs to displaced workers, and access to fresh food from Kentucky farmers.
Hours of Operation
MON – FRI
9:00am – 5:00pm
9:00am-12:00pm (Volunteer Hours)
1:00pm – 2:00pm (Public Tour!)
501 W 6th St
Lexington, KY 40508
Drop Us a Line
Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!