Posts in Food
UK extension garden connects people to nutritious food

Lee County residents are learning low-cost methods they can use to improve their health through gardening. Ted Johnson, a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service agent in the county, installed several raised bed gardens at the extension office. He offers classes to residents throughout the growing season to show them how raised bed gardening is easy, economical and healthy.

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Take the middle fork to a Kentucky Proud meal

In a world where many owners list their businesses and products in capital letters to draw attention, Mark Jensen has a different philosophy. It’s no typographical error that middle fork kitchen bar breaks a grammatical rule by preferring its name written entirely in lower-case letters.

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FoodJennifer Elwell
Customers spoke, Greens listened, and Crank & Boom was born

Mike and Toa Green’s business philosophy is to let customer demand dictate their business decisions.

In 2011, the couple, who owned Thai Orchid Café in Lexington, decided on a whim to add a new dessert to the menu of their Kentucky Proud restaurant. Coconut ice cream, popular in Thailand, was added because it pairs well with spicy Thai dishes.

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FoodJennifer Elwell
Local Food Marketing Practices Survey

Feldhaus reports results on a first-ever Local Food Marketing Practices Survey that provides some telling data for high potential for direct sales of produce and foods. Dave Knopf, director of the regional office of USDA’S National Ag Statistics Service provides details which can have immediate impact for Kentucky farmers.

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FoodJennifer Elwell
Decrease in Retail Food Prices

Fourth quarter results of the latest Kentucky Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey indicated a slight decrease in surveyed food prices and marked declines in three of the four quarters of 2016. With the exception of last year’s second quarter, price declines indicated by the survey have been realized over the last two years.

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FoodJennifer Elwell
Kentucky Proud Entrepreneur shares Christmas gift recipe

A feature report with a Kentucky Proud entrepreneur, who retired from state government and who, with a Christmas gift recipe for her special sauce, has turned that hobby into a thriving Kentucky Proud business.  Nancy Ward of Ward’s Kentucky Specialties provides details of her growing product line with items now available at Kroger stores and on line.

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FoodJennifer Elwell