The Food Literacy Project began operating on Iroquois Urban Farm (1400 Bicknell Ave.) in South Louisville in 2018.
Iroquois Urban Farm is the Food Literacy Project’s 8-acre vegetable-growing operation that is staffed in large part by our Youth Community Agriculture and Community Food Leader programs. The produce that is grown is sold at the South Points Farmers Market. For the 2020 growing season, the market has been suspended while we switched focus to directly serving our neighbors (see below). In 2019, Iroquois Urban Farm produced over 600 pounds of produce that was sold for over $2,000 at the market.
At the beginning of the 2020 growing season, the Food Literacy Project made the decision to partner with South Louisville Community Ministries, Southwest Community Ministries, and Ag in the City to distribute produce, plant starts, and activity sheets to families in the community that have been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the decision here.