Eric Wang, Ananda Health

Ananda Health is an industry leader and diversified hemp company headquartered in Georgetown, Kentucky. The company owns or controls critical parts of the value chain in each business, from breeding, growing, and production to sales and marketing. They produce premium quality products from vertically integrated, sustainable, and forward-thinking brands. Ananda is a front leading brand … Read More.

Barry Bruner, Mad Mixer Beard Co.

Mad Mixer Beard Company’s founder Barry Bruner is driven by the desire to create only the best possible beard and bodycare products. He aims to work from home full time so that he can spend more time taking care of his daughter who has Chrohn’s Disease. A portion of his sales will go towards foundations … Read More.

Nathan Polly, Nate’s Coffee

Nathan Polly is a born and bred Lexingtonian who has always had a passion for coffee. Even when he was younger he knew someday he would own his coffee business. With years of experience on his side, he jumped into the field of roasting and created Nate’s Coffee. He is married to his best friend … Read More.

Denise Walsh, Gluten Free Miracles

Gluten Free Miracles was created by a mother and son to help others with their personal food journey. They use non-gmo, sustainable and even organic ingredients. Food is personal and should be enjoyed while giving us much needed nutrition to thrive. Locally they have created a safe haven for people that need a gluten free … Read More.

Justin Cline & Horton Stull, Ancient Aromas

Ancient Aromas was founded by three friends who were seeking a healthier, more natural approach to their daily self-care regimen. Utilizing natural plant extracts and essential oils, they created natural body butters, bath bombs, shower melts, lotions and lip balms as a way to stay clear from harmful and synthetic ingredients that are found in … Read More.

Samantha Edwards, New Breed Meats

In her 20 years of living a plant-based lifestyle, Samantha has helped many individuals make the transition to a healthier lifestyle by founding a health education non-profit and authoring a cookbook. New Breed Meats products are made from a proprietary blend of pea, brown rice and algae proteins. It is soy-free, gluten-free and Non-GMO. www.newbreedmeats.com

Danielle and Corey Wood, Elixir Kombucha

Elixir’s founders began homebrewing kombucha in 2013 as a passion project to create a tasty, low calorie, but most importantly, functional beverage to help a family member with gut health challenges. Their mission is to create better-for-you beverages that taste great, add value to the lives of their consumers, and have a positive impact on … Read More.

Terry Foody, RN, MSN, Local Author

Terry is a public speaker, historian, author and avid cross country runner. Terry has worked in community health, taught nursing at Kentucky State University, and coordinated research projects for new medicines/treatments at the University of Kentucky. A native of Elmira, New York, her maternal line traces to Bourbon County, firmly rooting her in the Kentucky … Read More.

Doris Settles, Local Author

From working as a freelance researcher to creating a statewide program for the Kentucky General’s Office focusing on digital citizenship, Doris Settles has pursued communication and history for all of her professional life. She has written 3 books: Understanding I-Kids; Prohibition in Bardstown: Bourbon, Bootlegging & Saloons; and Leira Clara’s Flowers.

Lexington FoodChain

FoodChain is a nonprofit that forges link between the community and fresh food through education and demonstration. They partner with local growers to rescue food surplus from farms in order to reduce food waste. All of the frozen produce is grown by local farmers in our community. It is then processed in FoodChain’s kitchen by … Read More.