The Farmer & The Foodie aims to cultivate healthy communities through education and the celebration of the diverse food and farming traditions of Kentucky, with a mission of enriching people's lives by teaching them to cook simple meals to share with family and friends. Each episode of The Farmer & The Foodie follows Maggie and Lindsey as they embrace the bounty of Kentucky's rich culture, taking them to various corners of the Bluegrass where they draw inspiration from the farms, ingredients and individuals they encounter. They bring what they've learned into the kitchen and create delicious, approachable recipes. Episodes conclude with Lindsey, Maggie, and the characters they've met enjoying a meal together, speaking to The Farmer & The Foodie's belief that good food is meant to be shared.

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The State of Hunger In Louisville

Maggie and Lindsey take an in depth look at the state of hunger in their community and how Dare to Care Food Bank is partnering with local farmers to bring fresh produce and meat to the food insecure. They lend a hand in the Community Kitchen, helping to prep over 1,000 hot meals that will be served at Kids Cafes throughout the city. Maggie and Lindsey have the opportunity to meet and cook with some of the children benefiting from this program and share their recipes for kid-friendly pizza and salad.

  • 2020-10-01T04:30:00-07:00
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Farming Well

Maggie and Lindsey begin this episode on a decades old family farm in New Castle, Kentucky, where they learn what it means to farm well from farmer Steve Smith, access to Trackside Butchershop, where Lindsey and Maggie head next, a key component. They spend some time with Mary Berry of The Berry Center before heading back to Lindsey's kitchen where Mary teaches them to cook her family's brown sugar pie and they make a hearty winter meal of braised Boston butt with sweet potato BBQ sauce.

  • 2020-10-08T04:30:00-07:00
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Coming Around One Table with Common Earth Gardens

Maggie and Lindsey learn what a unifying role food and farming can play in this episode, as they work with the Common Earth and Common Table programs. They take part in the kitchen skills classes taught at Common Table, a six week program preparing refugees and employment insecure members of the community for careers in hospitality. They visit the vibrant vegetable beds of Common Earth Gardens, where refugees from around the world are able to make a living from the earth. New friend Ohanmi joins Maggie and Lindsey in the kitchen to share his recipe for a traditional Nigerian fish stew.

  • 2020-10-15T04:30:00-07:00
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Tackling Carp In Western Kentucky

The season's final episode brings Maggie and Lindsey to the Western Kentucky town of Paducah, where they learn firsthand how the community is turning the problem of the invasive carp fish into an opportunity. Chef Sara Bradley of Freight House cooks carp for Maggie and Lindsey, sharing with them the many benefits of this misunderstood fish. Maggie joins local fisherman Marcus on his boat and helps to catch his daily carp haul, which Lindsey then fries and serves with a squash soup.

  • 2020-10-22T04:30:00-07:00
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