Buying local connects people to their food. At Good Foods Co-op, we choose to support our community by offering products made by over 250 local vendors and producers. Because of this, 50 cents of every dollar spent at the Co-op stays right here in Central Kentucky.

If you are interested in selling your local product at Good Foods, click on the New Vendor button on the right.

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.

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.

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.

Kim & Mike Rubey, Everae Gardens

Everae Gardens (which combines the names of Mike and Kim’s daughters, Eve and Rae) is a very small urban indoor Kentucky Proud farm literally three blocks away from the Co-op. They use organic soil, organic seeds, no pesticides and no fertilizers. Their mission is to nourish our community with the freshest and most vibrant produce, … Read More.

Alexandra Burns & Tommy Townsend, With Love Candle Co.

With Love Candle Co. creates scents based on the people and things they love most. They make their candles with soy wax made from soybeans grown by US farmers. All of their fragrance oils are phthalate free and clean burning. Their fragrance oils and wax are completely cruelty free. The candles are hand poured here … Read More.

Melaina Balbo, Bis Kitchen

BIS was founded because they think everyone should eat like an Italian. And to them that means enjoying foods made according to their Italian family heritage and traditions. They use premium ingredients from Italy along with fresh local Kentucky produce to make their family’s recipes free from all additives and preservatives. Delivering their sauces and … Read More.

Brittany Mills, Andrew Mills & Rachel Crabtree, Beezberries

The BeezBerries story starts with three friends who have a deep appreciation for living healthy lives. They always use the simplest and freshest ingredients possible. CBF dried fruit, local honey, organic green tea, and organic elderberries are only a few of the amazing ingredients they use to create their kombucha, fruit & nut bars, boost … Read More.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Stuart & Greg Brenner, IntegriTea

The Brenner brothers of Lexington formed IntegriTea to share their passion of tea with the world. IntegriTea strives to source the highest quality organic teas through sustainable farming practices, supporting the community, encouraging holistic living and continuously improving their craft. Their teas are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients to help support a healthy lifestyle.

Dave Kleckner, Kentucky’s Smokin’ Grill

From Danville, Kentucky’s Smokin’ Grill started in 1973 at a family Fourth of July picnic and barbecue. Over a period of 10 years, the cookouts went from family events to a growing hobby that blossomed into a business. “We DID want a tasty sauce, smooth and pleasant so an individual wouldn’t tire of it. Addictive … Read More.

Jerome & Paula Lange, Casey County Farm

Jerome and his family have operated Casey County’s only certified organic farm since 1975. He has sold his produce—and coordinated produce from other local growers—at Good Foods Co-op for many years, and has written two popular books on organic farming.

Michael & Annabelle, Michael & Annabelle Evermore Farm Eggs

From Lexington, Michael and Annabelle started homesteading to learn how to feed themselves. After sharing their eggs with others, the kids decided to create their own business. With Evermore Farm less than 15 miles away from the Co-op, Michael and Annabelle are able to deliver fresh eggs that are sometimes laid the same day. They … Read More.

Laura Freeman, Laura’s Hemp Chocolates

You probably already know of Laura. She’s the same Laura who founded Laura’s Lean Beef. Now she’s offering something more fun, Laura’s Hemp Chocolates, made with Kentucky hemp, some of it right from her farm near Winchester. Hemp has immense nutritional and health benefits that are boosted further with dark chocolate. Laura says they’re “good … Read More.

Lewis Shuckman, Shuckman’s Fish Company & Smokery

From Louisville, Shuckman’s Fish Co. & Smokery Inc. was founded in 1919. For over 100 years they have taken great pride in the high quality of the products they offer, and they prepare their gourmet smoked fish and caviar to the level of quality their customers have come to expect.

The McGee Family, Turtleback Ridge

From Robertson County, Turtleback Ridge is a family farm business run by Susan, Kevin and Keegan McGee. Their goal is to produce foods in a manner that not only allows them to enjoy it, but also encourages other people in their area to enjoy the foods as well. They believe that a local food economy … Read More.

Erin Taydus, Sassa Bella Body Care

From Harrodsburg, Sassa Bella believes that 100% natural products and ingredients are of the utmost importance to our health and the health of the environment. All their products are lovingly made by hand without synthetic preservatives, petroleum products, parabens, silicones, artificial fragrances, formaldehyde or GMOs.

Scott, Michelle & Eden, Rolling Fork Organic Farm

From Forkland, Rolling Fork Organic Farm uses organic pasture to raise heritage breed pork and beef, which are prized for their juiciness, flavor and tenderness. The animals are moved to fresh pasture regularly and enjoy a diet free of hormones, antibiotics and GMOs. Rolling Fork Farm also grows a variety of fresh, local, certified-organic vegetables … Read More.

Kenny & Jared, Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese

Kenny and Jared of Austin, Ky. know that the quality of their cheese is only as good as their milk and the quality of their milk is dependent upon healthy animals. Their herd is a closed herd and has been for several years which means they have total control over the breeding process and raise … Read More.

Jeff, Evan & Daniel, Country Boy Brewing

Country Boy Brewing was founded in February 2012 in Lexington by four Kentucky boys with a passion for unique craft brews. Country Boy brews fresh, minimally-processed beers using the finest ingredients. They source local fruits, vegetables and hops whenever they’re available.

Jennifer Gleason, Sunflower Sundries

Since 1992, Sunflower Sundries has been a small family-run business in rural Mt. Olivet, Kentucky. All of the fruits and vegetables used are either grown on their chemical-free farm or by other local farmers with similar farming practices. They sell herbal soap, fruit jams, coarse-grained mustard, Hickory King cornmeal and chips.

Sav, Sav’s Grill

Mamadou “Sav” Savané grew up in Guinea, West Africa and learned to cook by observing his talented sisters and mother. He combines the flavors of West Africa with traditional southern favorites at his Lexington restaurant and ice cream shop, as well as in his bottled sauces.

Stacy & Carol, Back Porch Hot Sauce

Back Porch Hot Sauce is a homemade hot sauce that provides both flavor and heat. The company began in Winchester in 2012 when a co-worker of Stacy’s gave him several hot pepper plants, which he took to his ‘‘back porch’’ and planted. He ended up with an abundance of peppers and decided to make hot … Read More.

Mark Tanaka, Centerfield Eggs

Centerfield’s goal is to reliably provide its local community with pastured eggs using sustainable resources like solar power and rainwater, keeping their farming methods as natural as possible. Centerfield’s pastures near Nicholasville are surrounded by woodland, providing a field in the center, which gives the hens the chance to truly roam free.

Jacob & Carolyn, Sweetgrass Granola

Located in Berea, KY, Sweetgrass Granola strives for quality, sustainability and ethics. They bake all their granola by hand in small batches in their homestead commercial kitchen outside of Berea near Crab Orchard. Their goal is to create a wholesome and holistic breakfast experience for Kentucky and the surrounding regions.

Sal, Joe & Zach, Magic Beans Coffee

Located in Lexington,  Magic Beans’ mission is to bring single-origin coffees of exceptional value to Lexington, roast them in small batches and deliver them to consumers immediately for optimal freshness. They offer some distinctive and unusual coffees not often seen in Central Kentucky: exquisite single-farm coffees, rare “micro-lot” offerings and new coffees from emerging producers.

Toa Green, Crank & Boom Ice Cream

Located in Lexington, the ingredients for Crank & Boom ice cream are simple—milk, cream, sugar, vanilla and maybe a magical new flavor combination. The method is family-tested and just as simple—a strong work ethic, a dedication to a sustainable environment, support of the local food economy and a commitment to excellent service and hospitality. … Read More.

Marksbury Farm Market

Located in Lancaster, KY, Marksbury Farm Market is committed to building a progressive, responsible business that is locally focused and owned. They actively support good stewardship of their community’s resources through partnerships with area farmers who share their commitment to land stewardship, animal welfare and the highest quality standards to bring their products to your … Read More.

Ben, Brady, Joe, & Robin, West Sixth Brewing

Located in Lexington, Kentucky. West Sixth Brewing founders Ben, Brady, Joe, and Robin all came to the same conclusion at about the same time – Lexington, KY needs more high quality local craft beer. Though we all got to this point in our lives in different ways, we strongly agree on West Sixth’s goals. We will … Read More.

Reinaldo & Lesme, Lexington Pasta

Located in Lexington, Kentucky. Reinaldo and Lesme met in Cleveland, Ohio while going to college. Their friendship was almost immediate when they discovered that they had the same background: fathers from Spain, mothers from Italy, and an upbringing in South America. Since the summer of 2009, Reinaldo and Lesme have been making fresh pasta to … Read More.

Doug, Susan, Chelsey & Jared Schlosnagle, Dutch Creek Farm

Located in Pleasureville, Kentucky, Dutch Creek Farm is an environmentally friendly, diversified livestock farm producing market grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and eggs. Since 1983, we’ve been committed to environmentally sound and sustainable farming practices and to the humane treatment of our animals. Our always fresh and nutritional products include: Chelsey’s Gourmet Pasture Eggs Jared’s Grass-Fed Beef Free-Range … Read More.