Patrick & Leeta, Stone Cross Farm

From Taylorsville, Stone Cross Farm strives to protect the foundation of America’s strength—the family farm— providing high-quality products. They’ve made a conscious decision to produce quality versus quantity, so their free-range beef, pork and dairy products are antibiotic, steroid and hormone-free. www.stonecrossfarm.com

Webb Milward, Screamin’ Mimi’s

From Lexington, Screamin’ Mimi’s started when four generations of women cooked up their special salsa that was too good to keep a secret. For over 25 years, friends and family of “Mimi” Cox enjoyed the unique flavor of her special hot sauce. Mimi’s daughter started Screamin’ Mimi’s Salsa in 1992. The secret to this delicious … Read More.

Catherine & Hugh “Pappy” Bosley, Moonlite Barbeque

From Owensboro, Catherine and Pappy bought the Moonlite in 1963 and over the last 52-plus years, Moonlite Barbeque has grown into a very special business. Now their four children and several grandchildren work together to keep customers happy at their restaurant and around the state. www.moonlite.com

Tim & Jessica, Gents Original

From Lexington, Gents is dedicated to producing unique and refreshing sodas and cocktail syrups in small batches. They’re made using raw, all-natural ingredients including fresh ginger root, organic lemons, local honey and real cane sugar. www.gentsgingerale.com

Jack & Sarah Jones, Garage Bean’d Coffee

Garage Bean’d is a family-owned and -operated business right here in Lexington. Their process focuses on smaller, batch-based roasting. They believe that relationships lie in the heart of coffee. They love sharing their craft-roasted coffee from their home to yours! www.garagebeand.com

Grace, Sharon & Greg, Sequel Foods

Sequel Foods is a Lexington-based, family-owned business built on a foundation of love and food. Their journey began in March 2020, preparing meals for a local nonprofit, A Caring Place. Out of that love for cooking and people, they decided to keep growing, eventually making their way to Southland Bagel’s commissary kitchen to continue doing … Read More.

Taylor Hollingsworth & Family, Stone Jack Bakers

Delicious, fun and wholesome baked-from-scratch goodies are Taylor’s passion. After 20+ years in the restaurant industry and eight years of professional baking, Taylor decided it was time to build her own bakery in Lexington. Stone Jack Bakers uses all-natural ingredients and no preservatives. They also try to use local ingredients whenever possible. www.stonejackbakers.com

Steve Pavey & Ryan Koch, Counterculture Ferments

Counterculture Ferments started in Lexington in 2018 on the founders’ kitchen counters. The two friends brought together cabbage, fresh vegetables and spices with sea salt to create natural and wild ferments. They utilize the ancient process of lacto-fermentation to create probiotic-rich foods that promote gut health while also breaking down vegetables to increase bioavailability of … Read More.

Lexington FoodChain

From Lexington, FoodChain is a nonprofit that forges links 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 their frozen produce is grown by local farmers in our community. It is then processed in FoodChain’s … Read More.

Cliff Shumate, C.W. Shumate Blackberry Jams

From Nicholasville, C.W. Shumate’s jam is produced using his great grandmother’s original recipe consisting of fruit and sugar, with a twist he conceived—adding natural honey. In fact, those are the only ingredients, with the blackberries and honey coming from Kentucky. You will never find any fillers, extenders, flavors, thickeners, coloring agents, artificial sweeteners or preservatives … Read More.