Buy Local is a Kentucky Proud® program for restaurants, caterers, schools and other food service participants that source and support local farms. Offered by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, this program rewards participants for enhancing their menus with locally sourced Kentucky Proud® farm ingredients.

They are committed to serving fresh, delicious, nutritious local foods and supporting our Kentucky farm families!

Locally sourced ingredients

Enhancing their menus with locally sourced Kentucky Proud® farm ingredients, participants generated nearly $3 million worth of Kentucky farm receipts in 2018.

Buy Local Chef


Owner, Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants

"We're proud to have provided a stable, small market for our local farmers and will continue to be dedicated to doing so. We love being part of Buy Local Kentucky Proud."

Buy Local Chef


Chef, Monnik Beer Co.

"Over the six years I have lived here, it's been amazing to see the Louisville food scene evolve. I am so grateful for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Buy Local program, making it even easier for us to support local farms."