By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 12:00 PM CST
In recent years, Louisville has led the way for the state of Kentucky by becoming a mecca for real food enthusiasts across the country and the world. It’s no wonder—Kentucky chefs have access to quality food produced by any of the 80,000+ farms throughout the state. It only makes sense that a city like Louisville would capitalize on this food availability and the creative talent of their chefs to produce innovative, delicious dishes that keep us salivating. There’s more, too—the city has made incredible strides in changing their food system, through programs like Louisville Farm to Table and businesses like Grasshoppers Distribution or the Root Cellar.
But. There is a new city making a name for itself in the Kentucky food scene, and it’s in a place that you probably wouldn’t expect. In the flatlands of Western Kentucky, a small group of people in Bowling Green are working to reimagine what local food looks like. This is a town with deeply imbedded agricultural roots, but a population still slowly awakening to the importance of eating local, healthy, sustainable foods.