resurfaced 2016

ReSurfaced FEAST O.F.F. offers organic foods

The annual alt-urban festival ReSurfaced, located this year to 310 S. Shelby St., will the the location for FEAST O.F.F., a celebration of organic foods Saturday, Sept. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. Several restaurants and quite a few food trucks will be selling tastes of their dishes for $3, the proceeds benefitting the Organic Association of Kentucky, which serves local farmers.

Participating chefs from Harvest, Decca, Ramsi’s Cafe on the World, Churchill Downs and Holly Hill Inn, and food trucks such as 502 Smokehouse BBQ and Sweet N Savory will be cooking a wide variety of food from local certified organic producers.

Other fun at the event will include live music from Appalatin and a live taping of the Mighty Fine Farm & Food podcast featuring Courier-Journal food writer Jere Downs.  Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife will talk about hunting and fishing, which harvests food that cannot get more organic, antibiotic and hormone free.

Admission to the event is free. Tastes will be sold for $3. This third iteration of ReSurfaced is in a “semi-permanent” location at the intersection of Shelby and Liberty streets east of Downtown. ReSurfaced is a project begun by the City Collaborative to explore creative ways to “revitalize vacant and underutilized spaces by creating low-cost investments that activate the space for community engagement.”

The beneficiary of the event, the Organic Association of Kentucky, is hiring transition coaches to train farmers to become certified organic producers of grain, livestock and produce. The Organic Association of Kentucky is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving the health of people and the environment by educating and providing resources for farmers and consumers interested in driving change to a more sustainable food system.