Evan Albert, Cacklin’ Hen Hot Sauce

Cacklin’ Hen Hot Sauce is the result of Evan Albert’s culinary talents and his desire to produce a hot sauce that brings flavor to the palate as well as heat. While Evan hails from Lexington, Ky., he has roots in Green County that go back for generations. With the help of family and friends, Evan … Read More.

Tara Modjeski, Treehouse Goods

Tara Modjeski of Treehouse Goods has been making wire wrapped jewelry for 21 years. Her pieces in copper, sterling silver, and gold feature unique gemstones and original designs. Her work is inspired by the shapes and patterns of nature, and the spiraling journey of the soul. Her handmade soaps and body care come from old … Read More.

Deap Patel, Deapster502

Deap Patel, creator of Deapster502, was born in India and raised in Kuwait, then lived in Europe as a teenager and moved to the United States as an adult. With his business, he wanted to bring the heat from all of the cultures he had experienced. The resulting line of 6 all-natural salsas and sauces … Read More.

Jill & Chris Kummer, Heartland Chia

Founded by farmers in 2012, Heartland Chia is growing the first ever local chia in the midwestern United States! They produce some of the highest quality chia in the world – right here in the USA – and they want everyone to have knowledge about this nutritious superfood. Chia needs much less water and fertilizer … Read More.

Bhavana Barde, Super Food Veda

Superfoods Veda is a company dedicated towards the use of spices and other Ayurvedic superfoods in everyday diets. Ayurveda is an ancient scientific belief based on the notion that food is medicine. Superfood Veda understands that sometimes people are too busy to worry about cooking superfoods at home. That is why all of their products … Read More.

Ruth Hunt, Ruth Hunt Candies

In 1921, Ruth Tharpe Hunt began to sell the confections that her friends and family had always loved. The demand for her candy led to the opening of a small store in her home. In 1930 she built a small factory on Main Street in Mt. Sterling, KY. Today, approximately 70 varieties of candy are … Read More.

Randal Rock & Curtis Congleton, JR, Country Rock Sorghum

Randal Rock’s great grandfather was a sorghum producer in the early 1900s, so when growing tobacco was no longer providing the income they needed, the Rock and Congleton families decided to go back to their roots. Sweet sorghum is an all-natural sweetener that has been in use since the 1850s. Because sweet sorghum derives its … Read More.

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.