FRANKFORT, Ky. - You support Kentucky Proud. You shop at your local farmers’ market. You look for the Kentucky Proud label at the grocery and other retail stores.
But do you give the gift of Kentucky Proud to your loved ones during the holiday season?
“I encourage all Kentuckians to support your local farm families and buy Kentucky Proud for the folks on your Christmas list – friends and loved ones as well as business associates and clients,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “Kentucky Proud items are great gift ideas for anyone, especially those hard-to-shop-for folks on everybody’s list. And for Kentuckians who have moved out of state, Kentucky Proud products offer a little taste of home.”
The following Kentucky retailers are making shopping easy by selling, or preparing for sale, Kentucky Proud gift baskets and boxes:
A Taste of Kentucky
Three Louisville locations at:
400 W. Market St.
Shelbyville Road Plaza, 4600 Shelbyville Road
Village Square, 11800 Shelbyville Road
“After almost 32 years and countless miles of travel through hills, hollows, and rolling Bluegrass fields, A Taste of Kentucky has assembled the finest this magnificent Commonwealth has to offer,” owner John Hassmann wrote on A Taste of Kentucky’s website.
A Taste of Kentucky offers 27 holiday baskets/boxes priced between $26 and $150. Browse them all at www.atasteofkentucky.com/shop/gifts-gift-baskets-holiday-favorites-c-6_130.html?sort=2a&atokID=03qaqclogep910csr7vjahemv6.
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? Call A Taste of Kentucky at (800) 444-0552, and they will help you create a custom gift in any quantity you require.
Brosmore’s Pepper Patch
3103 Treetop Lane
Brosmore’s Pepper Patch sells gift baskets containing pepper jellies, barbecue sauces, salsas, spice mixes, candies, hot sauces, candies, honey products, pretzels, and other Kentucky Proud products.
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237 W. Broadway St.
Completely Kentucky already has two sets of shelves stocked with Kentucky Proud gift baskets and a new idea, gourmet gift boxes.
Completely Kentucky’s website lists 37 gift baskets/boxes priced between $40 and $185. Every item is made in Kentucky with a variety of themes. Browse the gift baskets/boxes at www.completelykentucky.com/giftbaskets.
If you don’t find something to suit you, Completely Kentucky invites you to assemble your own.
Georgetown Flowers & Gifts
143 Southgate Drive
The Georgetown florist sells Kentucky Proud baskets that include Ruth Hunt chocolates, Woodford Reserve bourbon balls, Evans Orchard jams, and Weisenberger biscuit and pancake mixes.
Goat Ridge Farm
3839 Ronnie Lake Road
“Once again, by popular demand, Goat Ridge Farm will have holiday gift boxes filled with a variety of goat milk lotion, body wash, lotion bar, bar soap, lip balm, and (new this season) goat milk candles and melts,” Karen Pruden posted on Facebook.
The made-to-order holiday boxes have 12 different scents to choose from, starting at $12. Shipping is available.
Hillcrest Baskets & Greenhouse
4201 Anthoston Frog Island Road
Karen O’Nan Martin of Kentucky Proud member Hillcrest Baskets & Greenhouse makes Kentucky Proud gift baskets, with prices starting at $15.
“I do Kentucky Proud food baskets with a large variety of choices of food products … in one of my Kentucky Crafted handmade baskets,” she posted on Facebook. “I also do a gift basket with natural personal products made with essential oils.”
(includes Lexington and central Kentucky)
Three-quarters of Kroger’s grocery stores in its Louisville Division, which also includes its stores in Lexington and central Kentucky, will sell Kentucky Proud gift baskets this Christmas.
“As the holidays near, we expect about 75 percent of our stores to put together Kentucky Proud gift baskets,” Tim McGurk, Kroger’s public affairs manager for the Louisville Division, wrote in an email.
In September, Kroger joined with officials of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to announce that it would add kiosks displaying 58 Kentucky Proud items from 24 vendors in 16 northern Kentucky supermarkets. A year ago, Kroger launched 125 new items from 34 Kentucky Proud members in 88 Kroger supermarkets in Kentucky.
14 Kentucky locations (six each in Lexington and Louisville, and one each in Bowling Green and Danville)
Liquor Barn offers eight gift baskets, one stocked with Kentucky Proud Bourbon Barrel Foods products and others featuring Kentucky bourbons, priced from $39.99 to $99.99. Check them out at www.liquorbarn.com/Party-Supplies/Gift-Baskets.
Magnolia Southern Arts
1536 Winchester Ave.
Magnolia Southern Arts offers Kentucky Crafted baskets filled with jams, candies, spice mixes, pretzels, salsas, sauces, candles, and other Kentucky Proud products for holiday gift giving.
“Call or stop by the shop to create your special Kentucky Proud gift!” Mary Beilharz Crowley posted on Facebook.
The Candle Barn Co.
321 Lazy River Dr.
The Candle Barn’s gift baskets, consisting of Stefanie Walls’ Kentucky Proud hand-poured soy wax candles in 51 unique scents, start at $25, plus shipping.
“Just message [on Facebook] or call us for your custom quote,” Walls posted.
Trunnell’s Farm Market
9255 U.S. Highway 431
Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, Trunnell’s Farm Market invites the public to the Daviess County farm to kick off the Christmas season with “a memorable family experience.”
Along with unique gifts or gift baskets, customers may choose a freshly-cut Christmas tree in four evergreen varieties: white pine and Fraser, Turkish, and corkscrew firs.
Trunnell’s website lists 22 holiday gift baskets, bags, and boxes ranging in price from $5 to $98. See them all at www.trunnellsfarmmarket.com/files/holiday-gift-catalog.pdf.
“Customizing your Christmas gift baskets order is never a problem,” the Trunnell’s website says. “We look forward to the opportunity to be creative.”
To shop elsewhere for Kentucky Proud gifts, use the search engine on the Kentucky Proud website or the Kentucky Proud Locater app for iOS and Android devices.