Kentucky Food Producers

Seasonal cooking revolves around eating the ingredients and food a season of the year offers. Kentucky has a distinct pattern of all four seasons. For this we are lucky. This list provides information about local growers of fresh Kentucky produce and local producers of other ingredients for cooking: beef, pork, sausage, and cheese, for example. Cooking seasonally and buying local Kentucky ingredients and food forms the foundation of my philosophy of cooking and eating seasonally. It’s not always possible, I know, but something to strive for. If you know another Kentucky Food producer who should be considered for this list, please send me an e-mail hello (at)



Burrwal Farm, Mays Lick


Brookview beef, Lexington

John’s Custom Meats, Smiths Grove

Pike Valley Farm, Lancaster

Black Walnuts 

Hammons Products Company

(hulling locations across Kentucky)


Brackenridge berry Farm, Brooksville

Buffalo (bison) 

Kentucky Bison Company, Goshen

Vista Grand ranch (Cincinnati)


Gethsemani Farms, Trappist

Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, Barren County

Sapori d’ Italia (Taste of Italy), Lexington


Jamieson’s Chocolate, Mount Sterling

Flour, Cornmeal, Grains 

King Arthur Flour (Vermont)

Salamander springs, Berea

Weisenberger, Midway


Blue Moon Garlic, Richmond

Kentucky Farms and Food Producers


Bill Finke and sons Market, Fort Wright

(859) 261-8899

Glier’s, Covington

Kremer’s Market, Crescent springs

Ham, City 

Broadbent Hams, Kuttawa

Kentucky Legend hams, Owensboro

Ham, Country 

Broadbent Hams, Kuttawa

Father’s Country Hams, Bremen

Johnson’s Country Ham, Union

(859) 384-1114

Keene Country hams, Bardstown

Newsome’s Aged Country ham, Princeton

Scott hams, Greenville


Katelyn’s honey, Burlington

(859) 586-5283

Kentucky Honey Company, Lexington

Midway Honey Company, Midway

(859) 846-5510

Otter Valley Farms, Lawrenceburg

(502) 859-1028

Ice Cream 

Graeter’s, Lexington, Louisville,

and Northern Kentucky


Sheltowee Farm, Lexington


Black’s Pecans, Hickman

Kentucky Kernel Pecans, Hickman


John’s Custom Meats, Smiths Grove

Pike Valley Farm, Lancaster

The Jerrys Farm, Flemingsburg

Poultry and Eggs

Pike Valley Farm, Lancaster

Tewes Poultry Farm, Crescent springs


Kroeger & Sons Meats (Cincinnati)

Stone Cross Farm, Taylorsville

Shrimp (freshwater prawns)

Bluegrass Shrimp Farm, Covington

(859) 356-6485

Smoked Fish and Trout 

Shuckman’s Fish Co. & Smokery, Louisville


Country rock sorghum, Versailles

(859) 873-8497

Moonlite Sorghum, Owensboro; click “online store”

Oberholtzer’s Sorghum Mill, Liberty

(502) 875-4680

Soy Sauce 

Bluegrass Soy Sauce, Louisville


Elmwood Inn Tea shop, Perryville

MonTea shop, Lexington

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