Show and Tell
Farmers Market sampling and activities
Appalachian Roots is a real presence at farmers markets across the region, providing samplings of fresh produce available on site. Appalachian Roots volunteers, certified by UK Extension's Produce Best Practices training, shop at the vendors' booths, then prepare and serve samples to patrons of the market. Appalachian Roots sponsors health fairs at farmers markets, in partnership with health providers, such as health departments or hospitals. Highlight of the season is the annual Kids' Day at the market, incorporating instruction in UK's MyPlate nutrition plan. The children are gifted with a market bag and a $5 food voucher to spend at the market.
Documentaries and story telling
Appalachian Roots presents Movie Night every other month, a series of documentaries concentrated on food concerns, gardening, beekeeping, the environment, our heritage and culture. These events are interspersed occasionally with panel discussions or live story telling and refreshments.