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Louisville wins national award for Outstanding Achievement in City Livability

by WHAS11


Posted on June 18, 2011 at 7:39 PM

BALTIMORE, Md. (WHAS11)- Louisville mayor Greg Fischer is accepting national honors for the city in Baltimore today.

Louisville has won the Outstanding Achievement City Livability award for its Farm to Table program.

The awards are sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Louisville Farm to Table is a unique service that brings together area farmers with local consumers to build a strong food economy.

The same day Louisville received the city livability award, farmers were hosting a farmers market in Jeffersontown.

More than 25 vendors were selling their locally grown products this morning at the pavilion at Gaslight square.

“You have a lot of local growers that put a lot of time and effort into growing fresh produce that is bug free and insecticide free. Sometimes you have to spray, but when you do you do it responsibly,” said Fred Barrick of Barrick Farms in Taylorsville.

The farmers market in Jeffersontown is open May 21 through October 29 this year.

Farmers will be at the pavilion at Gaslight square on Tuesday evenings from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon.