Vol. 2 No. 7 • August 10, 2012
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer grew up drinking Ale-8-One in his native
Monroe County. He said he also “loves” spicy Ale-8-One salsa made from
Kentucky-grown tomatoes and peppers. So it was only natural that a satisfied,
longtime customer such as Commissioner Comer would want to visit Ale-8-One’s
plant in Winchester. (Photo by Chris Aldridge)
I proclaimed Aug. 5-11 as Farmers’ Market Week in Kentucky to remind all Kentuckians that your local farmers’ market is a great source of fresh, nutritious foods to serve to your family. It’s also a great way to say “Thank you” to the men and women who produce the food.
While Kentuckians were competing for medals across the pond, several Kentucky wineries brought a hefty haul of hardware home from across the Ohio River at the Indy International Wine Competition Aug. 1-3 in Indianapolis.
On a recent episode of Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Across Kentucky," host Mike Feldhaus spoke to Ben Shaffar, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's agritourism director, about the effect of a new law that offers limited liability protection for agritourism destinations. (audio)
Abraham to represent Kentucky in national seafood contest
Chef Erik Abraham of Varanese Restaurant in Louisville is honored by Angela Caporelli, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's aquaculture marketing specialist, as the winner of the 2012 Great Kentucky Seafood Cook Off in July. Abraham will compete against more than a dozen top seafood chefs from throughout the United States in the Great American Seafood Cook Off on Aug. 11 in New Orleans.
Bob Shrader and Matt Hilton, producers and hosts of the show, attended the 48th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards to accept the award for Best Magazine Feature/Segment.
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Kentucky Proud Fact
Kentucky has 324 agritourism destinations listed at kentuckyfarmsarefun.com. Call (502) 564-4983 and find out how you can open your farm to guests looking for clean, family farm fun.