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Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese

In the early 1990's, Kenny Mattingly of Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese, whose family milks about 120 dairy cattle in Barren County, Kentucky, was worried about the future of milk as a commercial commodity - and especially about whether he and his family could continue to make a living on their 200-acre farm. After a farm trip to Europe, he returned with a different notion. He was impressed with the way small family farms in Western Europe were finding ways to add value to their products and market to their local communities. It gave him a new vision for his farm.

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Midwest Aronia Association Conference
Event dates: 2015-03-19 - 2015-03-21
Midwest Aronia Association will hold their 2015 conference, open to both members and non-members, in…

Local Food Grant Application Assistance Workshops
Event dates: 2015-02-06 - 2016-02-06
Learn how to develop and submit your federal grant application for the (USDA) Farmers Market…

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Taste of Kentucky

Rattlesnake Hill Farm Garlic Jelly

Rattlesnake Hill Farm Garlic Jelly

Try it on the BBQ or in your oven to glaze or baste poultry, pork, game, lamb, seafood or even tofu.

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Shuckman's Kentucky Spoonfish Caviar

Shuckman's Kentucky Spoonfish Caviar

Raised in Kentucky and hand packed for freshness, our Kentucky Spoonfish Caviar is uncommonly mild and flavorful with rich luscious bright berries.

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Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese Barren Co. Blue

Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese Barren Co. Blue

It has a firm yet springy blue-veined interior with a tangy, slightly acidic, ripe flavor.

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Market Research

The MarketMaker research tool is an interactive mapping resource for identifying target markets, developing customized census profiles and mapping food related businesses over demographic maps. This resource is designed to help researchers, policy makers, marketing instructors, as well as lenders and ag entrepreneurs develop business plans.

The following are some of the things you can do with the MarketMaker research tool:

  • Identify and map regions with the highest per capita consumption of fruits and vegetables.
  • Build a customized census profile for a target market area or region of interest.
  • Find and map food deserts.
  • Find and map farmers markets serving ethnic neighborhoods.
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