The Best of Buy Local

Buy local winners

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, second from left, presents Buy Local awards to, from left, Elizabeth Maggi of Ramsey Enterprises Commissary, Ouita Michel of Windy Corner Market, and William Hawkins of Bluebird Café.

Buy Local Lifetime Honorees

The following participants have been honored for reaching the lifetime cap and their commitment to purchasing Kentucky direct farm impact purchases, through the Restaurant Rewards & Buy Local Programs.

  • Crank & Boom Ice Cream in Lexington
    Whether it’s local berries from Eckert’s Boyd Orchard, cream from JD Country Milk, or bourbon with Hosey’s Honey - Crank and Boom owners Toa and Mike Green are cranking out ice cream made with Kentucky-grown ingredients.
    Courtesy of Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs.
  • Holly Hill Inn’s Bacon Jam in Midway
    Chef-owner Ouita Michael of Holly Hill Inn has created a delicious bacon jam made with Kentucky ingredients including bourbon, sorghum syrup, and Ouita’s own Wallace Station Bourbon Mustard. See how it’s made and try some today.
    Courtesy of Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs.