Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2008 Features Kentucky Proud Food Demonstrations
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Proud™ food producers will provide cooking demonstrations and describe the traditions that go into making their specialty products at the 2008 Kentucky Crafted: The Market, March 8-9, in South Wing B of the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s “Kentucky Proud” program supports local farmers in finding a market for their food products, which are grown, raised, or processed in Kentucky. Almost 1,000 producers and retailers are involved as members in the program.
Forty Kentucky Proud food vendors, eight of them new, are exhibiting at this year’s Market. Visitors can stop by their booths in the Kentucky Proud Food Products Marketplace and purchase locally-produced wines, cheeses, sauces and seasonings, candy, organic preserves and more.
On Saturday morning, Carla McDowell of McDowell Farms Salsa will kick-off the cooking demonstrations on the Blue Moon Stage (Aisle 400), followed by six other Kentucky Proud vendors that afternoon and Sunday on the Foodways Stage (Aisle 800):
McDowell Farms Salsa (Mason County, KY) specializes in homemade salsa made from local, fresh ingredients.
Bourbon Barrel Foods (Louisville, KY) uses ingredients from regional farmers in their gourmet sauces and seasonings, which are aged in used bourbon barrels to create a distinctive taste.
Rebekah Grace Organics (Louisville, KY) offers a line of all natural, locally grown food products including hot pepper relish, pickled okra, corncob jelly, baking mixes, and Rebekah Grace cream-line milk.
Kentucky Specialty Sauces (Lexington, KY) features “Bluegrass Steaks and Everything Sauce,” a versatile sauce made from a blend of walnuts, mangoes, and spices that can be used on everything from steaks to omelets.
Chrisman Mill Vineyards & Winery (Nicholasville, KY) offers a variety of award-winning wines made from grapes raised in the family vineyard and by other regional grape growers.
Olive Branch Cuisine (Prospect, KY) produces gourmet salad dressings, marinades and sauces featuring fresh, local ingredients with zero additives or preservatives.
Chubby Bubby’s Smokehouse (Louisville, KY) specializes in gourmet finishing sauces and rubs for barbecue.
To learn more about Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2008 and to receive $1-off-admission coupons, go to www.kycraft.ky.gov or call toll-free 888-833-2787.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2008
Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, South Wing B, Louisville, Ky.
Saturday, March 8, 2008 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EST)
Sunday, March 9, 2008 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Adults $8 (Children 15 and under free), Parking $5
Kentucky Crafted:The Market is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Funding for the Kentucky Arts Council is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, invests in programs that develop vibrant communities, provide lifelong education in the arts and support arts participation. Every $1 invested in operating support grants by the Kentucky Arts Council leverages $24 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government.
Schedule of Kentucky Proud Cooking Demonstrations
Saturday, March 8
10:00 a.m. Carla McDowell (Blue Moon Stage)
2:00 p.m. Bourbon Barrel Foods (Foodways Stage)
3:00 p.m. Rebekah Grace Foods (Foodways Stage)
4:00 p.m. Kentucky Specialty Sauces (Foodways Stage)
5:00 p.m. Chrisman Mill Vineyards & Winery (Foodways Stage)
Sunday, March 9
10:00 a.m. McDowell Farms Salsa (Foodways Stage) 11:00 a.m. Olive Branch Cuisine (Foodways Stage)
3:00 p.m. Chubby Bubby’s Smokehouse