Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rooted in Shelby Program

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Rooted in Shelby is a fairly new program from the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office. The program was created to help identify and promote the sale of products grown or produced in Shelby County by Kentucky Proud members. This includes more than just fruits and vegetables, but grains, sod, hay, honey, meat, dairy products, live animals, and artisanal products as well. The program states that their main goal is to help build a network between farmers, producers, and consumers, all while promoting the use of Shelby County products. Sounds awesome!

If you are a Kentucky Proud member and grow or produce products in Shelby County you can apply to become a Rooted in Shelby member here. You can also visit the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service Office at 1117 Frankfort Road or call 502-633-4593 for more information. It is free! You can then get logo artwork for free to show your product is indeed Rooted in Shelby! They also have pre-made signs available for purchase.

You can still support this awesome program even if you don't grow or produce anything locally. Just look for the words Rooted in Shelby next time you're at a farmer's market or local store. Here is a list from their website of farmers and artisans who are currently in the program that I found very helpful. It gives you the name of the farm/business, location, where they sell their products, contact information, and additional information you may need to know.

Help spread the word about this program to anyone you know who grows or produces in Shelby County. Help support these members by looking for the Rooted in Shelby logo next time you are out shopping! I don't know about you, but I like to know where my food comes from and I like to support people who live in my community!

Info from:
Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service
1117 Frankfor Road
Shelbyville, Ky 40065

By: Kimberly

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