Kentucky, not just Louisville, cares about our local agricultural heritage. That’s why Seed Capital KY put together their Local Food Hero Awards. 2013’s winners included Ramsi Kamar of Raising Hope Organic Farm and Ramsi’s Cafe On The World, and to celebrate the three winners, Ramsi’s will host the Farm To Table dinner tomorrow night. It’s a limited event, and since it’s coming up fast you’d better grab tickets now.
Aside from Kamar’s win, the other two honorees are Mike Lewis of Gaining Ground Farm and Clay Turner of Turner Valley Farms. The four course meal will be comprised entirely of ingredients from the three winning farms, and proceeds will go to benefit the Lincoln Foundation. The winners were voted on by the public, and the purpose of the competition is to recognize some of the farmers who make the greatest impact on local food culture around the state. Seed Capital KY partners with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the city of Louisville to organize the contest, and they see the contest as yet another way to bring together the urban and rural parts of the state, which often exist in a strong disconnect.
The menu for Monday night looks amazing, and the lucky fifty people who land tickets are in for a treat.
To be passed on trays
Weisenberger Mills sweet corn cakes with Red Clover pimento cheese, Spring Valley red pepper jelly and wisps of Broadbent’s country ham
Growing Warriors stuffed eggs with a tomato jam surprise
Raising Hope Organic smoked chicken liver duxelles, Evan Williams Bourbon apple butter, Kentucky Kenny’s white cheddar on crostini
On the Table
Amish butter: truffle, lavender and Hawaiian Red Alaea sea salt
A farmer’s romantic gesture: Slender raw haricot verts, yaya carrots, cucumber and peppers from Raising Hope Organic Farm and Turner Valley Produce in curry lime herb yogurt, with edible garnish from Ambrosia Farm.
Summer fruit Carpaccio
Crimson watermelon and Turner Valley Produce assorted heirloom tomatoes, lemon ginger vinaigrette, candied ginger, feta, Longview Organics micro greens and pink peppercorn
Raising Hope Organic chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese and Raising Hope Organic Farm baby Swiss chard, Weisenburger parmesan grits, red eye gravy with Turkish coffee and Kentucky bourbon, Lacinato kale and Courtney Farm poblano rajas, sweet pickled vegetables
From The Weekly Juicery
Chocolate pate, sweet corn gelato, Himalayan pink caramel, Spring Hollow Farm blueberry preserves with KY molasses, Taylor Hollow caramel popcorn, Kight’s spiced pecan dust
Menu courtesy of Ramsi’s Cafe On the World
Photo courtesy of The Lincoln Foundation
Cover photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com/natalia bulatova
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