To have a healthy and vibrant local food economy, we need a community of eaters who are comfortable and confident bringing seasonal foods into their home kitchens. To support our Kentucky farmers during the growing season, Chef Tanya and The Food Connection team are happy to provide this Seasonal Eating Resource Hub. Our aim is to provide ‘plug-and-play’ recipes, images, and text for farmers market vendors, CSA managers, and other local food community members looking for ways to share simple, fun, and accessible ideas for how to make the most of the harvest.

For each of the vegetables, fruit, and other local foods listed, you’ll find:

  • Recipes that are accessible for those new to cooking, kid-friendly, and ingredient-focused
  • Making the Most of Local Food graphic cards for your social media or newsletters that provide tips for produce storage, fun facts, and innovative applications.
  • Cooking videos to improve knife work and other skills as well as full length recipe demonstration

How can I use these digital products?

You are welcome and encouraged to download photos and square cards for use on your own social media channels. You may also want to embed these resources in newsletters, emails, or other communications with your audiences. Video clips are shareable from YouTube. Sharing is caring! Please consider attributing these materials to The Food Connection at the University of Kentucky. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

To make sure everyone has the same opportunity to get this information, consider using alt text, captioning, or writing out the tip when posting social media graphics with text overlay. These small changes make this information more accessible.