Eastern Kentucky Farm to Table is working to establish a local food value chain. The goal of this chain is to connect the dots of the local food system between restaurants, institutions, and direct consumers to producers and processors. Through research and relationship building, the program will map the resources available, build demand and production capacity, and uplift and ignite local food champions across the region.
Community Farm Alliance’s Farm to Table work was created in partnership with the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) to promote and support farm-to-institution in eastern Kentucky. CFA’s farm-to-table program also supports farmers of color statewide.
Currently, CFA has three dedicated staff people working to create links in the value chain.