Across Kentucky – September 7, 2015

In some on-line, national customer response surveys the Floyd County Farmers’ Market in Prestonsburg, Ky, is running neck and neck with the farmers’ market in Easton, Pennsylvania. Feldhaus visits with Floyd County market coordinator Ralph Davis on what they’re doing to get such great customer feedback...

Across Kentucky – August 18, 2015

The community of Pleasurville, in Henry and Shelby Counties, is trying to revitalize its economic activities on Main Street and has taken a major step in opening a new “indoor farmers market” that operates along side some other shops.  Community leader, Cheryl Clark, explains how they developed the...

Regional flavor . . . Market in Bath County showcases local foods and more

By Ray Bowman As you make your way on Interstate 64 between Morehead and Mount Sterling, you are likely to take note of the large, green hoop structure that sits just off exit 123 in Bath County. Before Highway 60 takes you on to Owingsville and Salt Lick, it runs right in front of the Kentucky Market...

Across Kentucky – February 27, 2015

Clay County Food and Consumer Science Extension Agent, Lori Howard, was named late in 2014 as extension’s “communicator of the year.” One of the reasons for her selection was a significant amount of community involvement in her “plate it up, Ky Proud” recipe classes which drew rave reviews and...

Across Kentucky – August 22, 2014

A feature report on how farmers markets are becoming valuable community resources and are expanding their activities well beyond serving as a reliable source for healthful, locally grown food. The Ky Ag Department’s Sharon Spencer says youth activities are a focus for expansion, and that local leaders are...

Celebrate the Food, and the People, of Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Aug. 3-9

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky consumers can buy nutritious local foods and honor the people who produced them at the same time by visiting a farmers’ market during National Farmers’ Market Week Aug. 3-9. “At a Kentucky farmers’ market, you can buy the freshest fruits and vegetables as well as meats and...

Across Kentucky – June 13, 2014

A report on a unique partnership in Owsley County where the local school system’s food service director is working with students growing produce on a school-owned farm. That success, combined with a new farmers’ market facility and community garden plots on that same land, have drawn a visit from USDA....

Across Kentucky – June 3, 2014

A report on this summer’s opening of the newly upgraded farmers’ market facility in Owsley County. James Barrett president of the local farm bureau says that group and others came up with matching funds to make this major expansion a reality. He discusses its economic impact on farmers and the entire...

Across Kentucky – April 9, 2014

Muhlenberg County is preparing for a new farmers’ market pavilion that will also be used for a honey processing kitchen for beekeepers in the region. Local extension agent, Darryl Simpson, discusses the long road toward their July 1 opening and some of the developments along the...

Across Kentucky – February 26, 2014

It’s way too early for consumers to begin thinking about a trip to their favorite farmers’ market this season, but many farmer/vendors are already exploring educational opportunities so that they can get certified to offer free samples. Previous survey results indicate consumers want that opportunity and...

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