-by Reagan Wempe

It’s that time of year for farmer’s markets and fresh fruits, and you can find stands just about everywhere you look.  I like that in the sense that people are all out together searching for the ripest tomatoes and sweetest peaches.  Could be that I love summer and I’m a farm girl.

I was excited when I was asked to work on the “Kentucky Made” topic because I’m a big fan of KY Proud and try to buy local KY Proud products when I can.  So let me, the Kentucky farm girl, take the chance to share why I think this is so neat now that we’re in Farmer’s Market season!

“Did you know the average meal travels 1,500 miles from the farm to your plate, resulting in lost nutritional value and taste every mile of the way? Buying Kentucky Proud products decreases this distance and ensures that you’re eating fresh and nutritious foods while supporting Kentucky’s farm families.”  -www.kyproud.com

In Owensboro/Daviess County there are more KY proud business/producers than I could begin to name in this post.  Everything from daylilies to wineries as well as including Reid’s Orchard and the Western KY Botanical Gardens.  The KY Proud website (through the Department of Agriculture) lets you see where/what types of businesses are in your county.

4818 HWY 144
Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone: (270) 685-2444

Website: www.reidorchard.com

25 Carter Road
Owensboro KY 42301
Phone: (270) 852-8925

KY Made Expo

WBKR brings you the spirit of Kentucky. On Saturday, September 5th and 6th join WBKR at the Boys and Girls Club for the first annual Kentucky Made Expo. We’re taking the buy local movement seriously as we’ve searched the Kentucky counties high and low to find the best of the Bluegrass. From Clooney to Sanders, Derby Pie to Marker Mark, Kentucky’s got hundreds of reasons why this expo will be finger lickin’ good!

Where: Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club of Owensboro @ 3415 Buckland Square, Owensboro, KY 42301 United States

When: September 5 5:00 pm - September 6 4:00 pm
Cost: $5 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club and 11 and under free


Want to Be a Vendor: If your business would like to have a booth, please fill out this fill out this vendor form and we will get in touch with you shortly!

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