Kentucky Proud Holiday Entertaining

A Kentucky Proud Christmas

It takes a lot to make the holidays happen. The planning. The prepping. Making sure every detail is just right. Those little things make every holiday moment bigger. It’s everything behind the scenes that makes the cooking, hosting, and toasting mean more. The way you care for your family is why Kentucky farmers care so much about everything they do. This season celebrate with Kentucky Proud farm products.

At Kentucky Proud, our goal is to make the most wonderful time of the year even more memorable. Whether you’re decking all the halls or just looking for a little greenery to “spruce” up the front porch with a festive feel, find locally grown wreaths, trees, garland, and more fresh from Kentucky farms.

If you’re anything like us, the entire month of December is basically one very long cheat-day. That’s what New Year’s resolutions are for, right? Between baking cookies, office potlucks, family meals, and trying to find the time to fit all of those favorite holiday recipes within a single month, Christmas cooking is every bit as important as the gifts under the tree. No matter what you’re planning on concocting in your kitchen this season, using the freshest ingredients can make a good recipe great. And the freshest ingredients come from Kentucky farms. Find the best seasonal produce, meats, and more at a Kentucky Proud farmers’ market, a surprising number of which are open throughout the entire year. Find a winter market near you by visiting our Kentucky Proud farmers’ market page. If you can’t make it to a market, look for local farm-sourced Kentucky Proud ingredients at your local grocery store or order directly from your favorite farm.

Everyone has that one person on their list who just seems impossible to buy for (here’s looking at you Aunt Mildred)! Consider a gift card to a Kentucky Proud Buy Local restaurant this year for your favorite fickle friend or family member! Our Buy Local restaurants are committed to purchasing fresh ingredients from Kentucky farms. That means when you purchase gift cards from Kentucky Proud Buy Local restaurants you’re supporting our family farms and the local economy, not to mention investing in the promise of a tasty meal.

Looking for the gift that keeps on giving? Stocking your loved ones’ freezers with locally sourced Kentucky Proud meat or purchasing a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share for farm fresh veggies and more can be a great way to spoil your family and friends even after the holiday decorations are stowed away! Our Kentucky Proud meat producers can provide anything from chicken and beef to bison, all raised right here in the Commonwealth. A CSA share will allow your family and friends to support Kentucky farms and also commit to eating local seasonal food directly from a farm throughout the year!

Need the perfect holiday host or hostess gift? Spread some holiday cheer by purchasing a bottle of Kentucky Proud Wine from one of over 70 small farm wineries in the Commonwealth. You can even grab a bottle or two for yourself, we won’t tell!

We know the “stuff” can be overwhelming during the holidays, especially if you have little ones to buy for. So if you are looking for an experience to give this holiday season you’ll definitely want to check out the many Kentucky Proud Agritourism venues at Kentucky Farms are Fun. Spend a night away at a family farm bed and breakfast, enjoy a trail ride on a Kentucky farm, or even visit one of Kentucky’s many distilleries. They’re all wonderful and thoughtful gifts for your family and friends this holiday season. They may even take you along with them when they cash in on their experiences!

Happy Holidays!

Kentucky Proud Holiday Guide

The businesses listed below source ingredients directly from Kentucky farms. If you don’t see your business listed, please contact agr.kyproud@ky.gov.

Bakery & Sweets

Blue Dog Bakery

Louisville (502) 899-9800
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Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream

Lexington (859) 288-2176
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Midway Bakery & Café

Midway (859) 846-4336
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Please & Thank You

Louisville (502) 938-6423
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Candles & Crafts

Julep Candle Co.

Lexington (615) 417-1155
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Quail Hollow Candle Factory & Gift Shop

Adolphus (270) 618-6600
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Tobacco Barn Craftsman

Crestwood (502) 974-3510
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Honey

Crigger Farm

Warsaw (859) 904-4524
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Honeybear Farms

Louisville (502) 235-0727
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Hosey Honey

Midway (859) 846-9157
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My Harrodsburg Honey Co.

Harrodsburg (859) 325-0808
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Popcorn

Bluegrass Kettle Masters

Richmond (859) 353-5093
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Mr. G’s Kettle Corn

Louisville (502) 767-3477
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Poppin J’s Kettle Corn

Harrodsburg (859) 516-1832
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Rayann’s Popcorn Company

Lexington  (859) 489-3331
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The Popcorn Station

Louisville (502) 267-1924
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We B Poppin

Somerset (606) 219-0226
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Soaps & Cosmetics

Audrey’s Soap Tin

Lawrenceburg
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Campbell's Hollow Ranch

Albany (270) 343-5697
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Inky Squid Homestead

Murray (270) 752-0179
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Kentucky Hemp Works

Dawson Springs (270) 484-1887
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Koji's

Lexington (470) 338-6324
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Mabry Farm (Goat Hollow Queen Products)

West Point (502) 922-9578
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Rock Bottom Stables & Soap Company

London (606) 231-0707
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Singing Hills Goats

Corbin (Whitley) (606) 515-0011
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Sweet Sisters Soap & Gifts

Shelbyville
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Sylvan Soaps

Bowling Green, KY
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Woodworking

Cherry ridge wood products

Jackson (606) 875 0172
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Lakeside Woodworks

Georgetown (859) 559-6240
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Nolin Lake Crafts & Pens

Leitchfield (270) 230-5334
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TG Designs

(606) 663-8211
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The Iron Bridge Woodship

Lexington (859) 368-4608
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Thor Designs Woodworking

Mt Sterling (859) 498-2119
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Unique & Unusual Wood Carvings

Louisville
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Fiber

Ash Hill Alpacas

Versailles
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L'il Bo Pup Fiber Farm

Eubank (606) 379-1488
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RIVER HILL RANCH

Richmond (859) 408-5132
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Southville Spitters

Shelbyville (502) 738-0233
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Other

Completely Kentucky

Frankfort (502) 223-5240
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Deedee Lanham Ukrainian Inspired Pysanky

Lexington (859) 273-3227
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Friends Drift Inn Enterprises, LLC

Pikeville (606) 433-0031
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Tastefully DELICIOUS

Lawrenceburg (502) 598-3131
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Walker's Family Farms

Hardy (606) 353-7333
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