Louisville Takes a Continuing Farm-to-Table Step

As follow-up to a 27-Dec post about Louisville’s impressive farm-to-table program, I noticed that program director Sarah Fritschner will be awarded Project Warm’s Green Spark Leadership Award, which is awarded to an individual whose personal example, volunteer efforts and effective leadership have made a significant difference in the energy-saving activities of the Louisville community.

Sarah Fritschner has helped Jefferson Co Public Schools increase their contracts with local farmers, and has increased the amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables in the JCPS school lunch program.

As a reminder, Louisville is a $3 billion food market, and Louisville Metro’s goal is to help put as much as 10% of that market into Kentucky farmers’ hands by 2020, a laudable goal.

Every step in favor of improving our food system, particularly as it relates to educating children about food quality and food choices, is a step in the right direction.

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