Taking a Break to Get Our CLEAN On….

by becca on June 3, 2014

It’s been over 14 months that we’ve been continuously operating our aquaponics system, cranking out thousands of pounds of fish and lettuce along the way. But in that time we’ve learned a lot of things, including ways to make the system better. Plus, we’re in need of a pretty big deep Summer clean. So, we’re taking the system offline for a bit starting in June. During this time we won’t be doing our normal Saturday tours (sorry, but come back again!), nor harvesting food! But when we’re back (hopefully soon), the whole system will be new and improved! Exciting times here at FoodChain! Check back soon for more updates!!!


Screenshot 2014-05-01 15.09.34The first annual spring fundraiser for FoodChain is here! Come partake of the finest bourbon cocktails from area bartenders and help determine the taster’s choice! Plus, enjoy great tunes and lively conversation as we work to raise funds and excitement for FoodChain’s indoor farm and food education! Buy your tickets NOW to save $5 in advance! Limited space!

Ticket price includes unlimited tastes of the bourbon cocktails as well as live music and entertainment! Plus, you’ll be able to participate in the live auction for a truly once-in-a-lifetime food event!

Thai & Mighty and Crank & Boom Ice Cream Food Trucks will be on site for you to purchase food if you’d like.


104 seconds of awesomeness!

April 28, 2014

FoodChain has a big mission and a LOT of plans, but sometimes we don’t do a great job at condensing it! Enter Kendra Sanders, awesome videographer and new-to-FoodChain volunteer! We had the good fortune of connecting with her when we did a recent talk at UK and she kindly offered to follow up with us […]

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You did it!

April 14, 2014

      It happened! KY Gives Day came and went, and in 24 hours YOU made it happen! Last Wednesday, in a single day, FoodChain received $3,152 in donations online from 52 donors! Plus, we placed 16th out of 216 participating small nonprofits in dollars raised! That’s a huge victory and we have YOU to thank! Thanks […]

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KY Gives Day – Help us meet our goal!

April 9, 2014

Today’s the day! It’s a statewide day of giving, known as KY Gives Day, and we need your help! Over the last year we’ve done great work providing education and demonstration to our community with innovative indoor food production. Indeed, in less than a year we’ve executed our plan to operate the state’s first indoor […]

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2013 In Review

March 19, 2014

Maybe not your standard Annual Report, but then again, we’ve never been very standard.  We’re pretty proud of the story it tells and hope you are too! Together we’ve accomplished great things with only more to come in 2014!  

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Fish Hatchery AHOY!

March 7, 2014

We’re 9 months into operations with our 7,000 gallon aquaponics system but already we’re adding improvements with efficiency. We’re also always evaluating our educational opportunities, and we really want to bring as many components of this food system under one roof. So it made sense for us to try our hand at breeding our own […]

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Touching Lives Through Food Education

December 30, 2013

Dear Friends, Will you support the work of FoodChain with an end of year contribution to our mission? The end of the year is a great time to remember all the work we’ve done. For FoodChain, this means for 2013 we had: 2000 visitors 2200 hours of education 1000 pounds of food grown 3300 meals […]

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Coming Soon: Baby Fish!

November 12, 2013

2013 has been a crazy year for us with the construction of our 7000 gallon aquaponics system. We’ve been operating this system since March and are thrilled to say that, so far, things have been going swimmingly! As planned, every week we’ve been getting a steady harvest of lettuces (up to 40lbs per week!) along […]

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October means Oktoberfest Celebrations!

October 1, 2013

    Maybe you remember last year’s celebration or perhaps this is the first time you’re hearing of it. Either way, you’re not going to want to miss this Saturday’s Oktoberfest Celebration! Hosted by our neighbors at West Sixth Brewing, and getting going officially at 4pm (though we’ll be there earlier!) they’ll be rolling out […]

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