Special to Kentucky Proud Connection


The Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK) will celebrate organic farming with local food and live music at The Dirt Revival Sunday, Sept. 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Raising Hope Organic Farm in Fisherville.


During the family-friendly outdoor festival, Kentucky chefs will prepare organic beef dishes and offer vegetarian sides for attendees to eat while enjoying music from popular Latin folk band Appalatin and visiting booths to meet regional farmers and producers.

"Clean soil is the foundation of organic farming and a healthy world," said chef Rhona Kamar. "The Dirt Revival honors the farmers and supporters who are committed to rebuilding that foundation."

Highlighting the day-long festival will be Kentucky-raised beef dishes from featured chefs Bruce Ucan of Mayan Café, Frank Elbl of Palermo Viejo, Miguel Rivas of Brasabana, Fernando Martinez of Ole Restaurant Group (Guaca Mole, El Taco Luchador, Mussel & Burger Bar, The Place Downstairs), Barry Yates of Winston Industries, Jonathan Exum of Wiltshire on Market and Ramsi and Rhona Kamar of Ramsi's Café on the World. Each restaurant team will butcher and prepare cuts from an organic cow on-site in their own style in front of the crowd. Plenty of organic vegetarian fare will be offered as side dishes.

Festival-goers can sip on drinks from a cash bar serving organic wine and beer. Organic snow cones, fresh juice from Life Bar and products from other local organic vendors will also be sold during the event. Proceeds from The Dirt Revival will go to OAK, a non-profit organization that seeks to strengthen the connection between organic farmers and consumers by creating an economically viable and healthy food system. Corporate sponsored tables are available.


Tickets are $40 per person for adults ($20 for children ages 12 and under) and include most food, one drink and membership to OAK. Parking will be provided by Shakes Run subdivision. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit thedirtrevival.splashthat.com/.