Bluegrass and Birria: Oral Histories

Alexis Meza of Lexington is a visual artist and co-founder of the Kentucky Dream Coalition, a network that helps immigrant youth access higher education. At the fall symposium, she shared her work on the Bluegrass and Birria oral history project.

Laura Patricia Ramírez, Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame

Sixteen years ago, SFA awarded the first Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award to Bill Best, the Kentucky farmer and seed saver. To honor the legacy of Ms. Fertel, and to honor Bill Best’s commitment to biodiversity, Randy Fertel committed dollars from his family foundation, and SFA commissioned a Joe York film and feted Best here … Continued

Bluegrass Tacos

In the northwestern part of Lexington, Kentucky, just inside the city’s loop road, there is a little bit of Mexico.

The Ideal Bartender School

Students at The Ideal Bartender School in Louisville, Kentucky, receive specific instruction from famed distillers, industry professionals and craft brewers.

Oral History: Bluegrass & Birria

In our Bluegrass and Birria oral history project, Gustavo Arellano and Delilah Snell document restaurant owners in Louisville and Lexington who represent different aspects of the Mexican experience.

“In These Fields” on the Stage

In These Fields: A Folk Opera awed guests at the Sunday performance at our 2016 Southern Foodways Symposium. Friday, December 16, Lexington, Kentucky residents have the chance to see the performance live at ArtsPlace.

Don’t Miss Dumplin’s & Dancin’: December 2-4, 2016

Dumplin’s and Dancin’ is a community-wide gathering where farmers, musicians, chefs, square dance callers, seed savers, dancers, and food activists come together to learn, network, eat, and have fun.

Reflections on the 2016 Appalachian Food Summit

Seed savers, farmers, gardeners, chefs, writers, scholars, advocates, and food enthusiasts sat around the table together, listening to stories about pickles, bean seeds, the gardens of Grow Appalachia, and curry chicken as an expression of love.