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) kentuckyfreshcookbook.com.


Apples 

www.allaboutapples.com/orchard/ky.htm

Asparagus 

Burrwal Farm, Mays Lick

www.burrwalsbest.com

Beef

Brookview beef, Lexington

www.brookviewbeef.com

John’s Custom Meats, Smiths Grove

www.johnscustommeats.com

Pike Valley Farm, Lancaster

www.pikevalleyfarm.com

Black Walnuts 

Hammons Products Company

(hulling locations across Kentucky)

www.hammonsproducts.com

Blueberries 

Brackenridge berry Farm, Brooksville

www.brackenridgeberryfarm.com

Buffalo (bison) 

Kentucky Bison Company, Goshen

www.kybisonco.com

Vista Grand ranch (Cincinnati)

www.vistagrandranch.com

Cheese 

Gethsemani Farms, Trappist

www.gethsemanifarms.org

Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, Barren County

www.kennyscountrycheese.com

Sapori d’ Italia (Taste of Italy), Lexington

www.cheeseitalia.com

Chocolate 

Jamieson’s Chocolate, Mount Sterling

www.chocolatebyjamieson.com

Flour, Cornmeal, Grains 

King Arthur Flour (Vermont)

www.kingarthurflour.com

Salamander springs, Berea

www.localharvest.org/farms/M5606

Weisenberger, Midway

www.weisenberger.com

Garlic 

Blue Moon Garlic, Richmond

www.bluemoongarlic.com

Kentucky Farms and Food Producers

Goetta 

Bill Finke and sons Market, Fort Wright

(859) 261-8899

Glier’s, Covington

www.goetta.com

Kremer’s Market, Crescent springs

www.kremersmarket.com

Ham, City 

Broadbent Hams, Kuttawa

www.broadbenthams.com

Kentucky Legend hams, Owensboro

www.smgmeats.com/sfgbrands/Kentuckylegend.php

Ham, Country 

Broadbent Hams, Kuttawa

www.broadbenthams.com

Father’s Country Hams, Bremen

www.fatherscountryhams.com

Johnson’s Country Ham, Union

(859) 384-1114

Keene Country hams, Bardstown

www.keeneshams.com

Newsome’s Aged Country ham, Princeton

www.newsomscountryham.com

Scott hams, Greenville

www.scotthams.com

Honey 

Katelyn’s honey, Burlington

(859) 586-5283

Kentucky Honey Company, Lexington

www.kentuckyhoney.com

Midway Honey Company, Midway

(859) 846-5510

Otter Valley Farms, Lawrenceburg

(502) 859-1028

Ice Cream 

Graeter’s, Lexington, Louisville,

and Northern Kentucky

www.graeters.com

Mushrooms 

Sheltowee Farm, Lexington

www.sheltoweefarm.com

Pecans 

Black’s Pecans, Hickman

www.blackpecans.com

Kentucky Kernel Pecans, Hickman

www.kykernelpecans.com

Pork 

John’s Custom Meats, Smiths Grove

www.johnscustommeats.com

Pike Valley Farm, Lancaster

www.pikevalleyfarm.com

The Jerrys Farm, Flemingsburg

www.thejerrysfarm.com

Poultry and Eggs

Pike Valley Farm, Lancaster

www.pikevalleyfarm.com

Tewes Poultry Farm, Crescent springs

www.tewesfarm.com

Sausage 

Kroeger & Sons Meats (Cincinnati)

www.findlaymarket.org/kroeger.htm

Stone Cross Farm, Taylorsville

www.stonecrossfarm.com

Shrimp (freshwater prawns)

Bluegrass Shrimp Farm, Covington

(859) 356-6485

Smoked Fish and Trout 

Shuckman’s Fish Co. & Smokery, Louisville

www.kysmokedfish.com

Sorghum 

Country rock sorghum, Versailles

(859) 873-8497

Moonlite Sorghum, Owensboro

www.moonlite.com; click “online store”

Oberholtzer’s Sorghum Mill, Liberty

(502) 875-4680

Soy Sauce 

Bluegrass Soy Sauce, Louisville

www.bourbonbarrelfoods.com

Tea 

Elmwood Inn Tea shop, Perryville

www.elmwoodinn.com

MonTea shop, Lexington

www.monteashop.com

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