“Farmer to Table”
by Linda Stahl
July/August 2011 edition of Edible Louisville
“The first year of Mayan Market Mondays focused on the food — new specials and local ingredients. The second year the emphasis was on the farmer. Farmers went around and talked to the diners, sharing stories and answering questions.
This year Ucán got the idea to have the farmers set up a stand to sell their products, giving them an even more prominent role in the evening. The first Mayan Market Monday of 2011 was the busiest Monday of all three years combined, Shadle said. Contact with the growers is encouraged by the at-the-front-door stand but also by a question on the menu: “Have you met your farmer tonight?”