October 15, 2018
Individuals and organizations in Eastern Kentucky’s Letcher County came together to develop the former Whitesburg High School cafeteria into a community kitchen. Calling the project Community Agricultural and Nutritional Enterprises (CANE), they see the commercial kitchen providing an avenue for farmers to take the necessary risks involved with scaling up the area food system to meet both local, and eventually, regional demand for fresh, healthy, Appalachian-grown food. WMMT reports on the well attended grand opening of the kitchen, which CANE organizers believe could serve as a model for other Eastern Kentucky counties struggling to build the economy and health of their communities.
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