Eat Local for Thanksgiving

November 01, 2011
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Sourcing your holiday meal from local farmers and businesses keeps your dollars in our region. Consider this: local businesses generate about 70% more local economic activity per square foot than big-box retail. 

Purchasing a fresh, local turkey brings peace of mind because you can know how it was raised, plus you will be helping to preserve small-scale farming and support the local economy. Your taste buds will appreciate it too. 

Take our “Eat Local for the Holidays Pledge” and include at least two (and hopefully more) locally grown items at your table for your holiday meals this year. Here are some great places to start.


Good Foods Co-op 
455 Southland Dr., Lexington 

Founded in 1972, Good Foods Co-op focuses on local, natural, organic, non- GMO products and wholesome foods while supporting over 250 Kentucky farmers and producers.

Lucky’s Markets 
200 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville 
1030 S. Broadway, Lexington 

Started by two chefs, Lucky’s also sources locally whenever possible and offers community support to nonprofits through Donation Days. 

Rainbow Blossom 
Multiple locations in Louisville and New Albany 

Naturally raised, antibiotic-free and free range turkeys are the only kind Rainbow Blossom carries. Available are organic Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys from Dutch Creek Farms, and Free Range/Pastured Turkeys. As a full-service grocery, Rainbow Blossom can also supplies ingredients for all your holiday dishes. 

Multiple locations in Louisville 

Locally owned since 1978, ValuMarket sources locally when possible and believes strongly in being a local community-based store. 

Whole Foods 
4944 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville 
4059 Finn Way, Lexington 

Whole Foods focuses on locally sourcing natural and organic foods grown through sustainable agriculture processes. 


Farmers’ markets also offer many opportunities to buy local. We hope you will visit one or more of the following markets for your holiday meal shopping.

Bardstown Road Farmers’ Market 
1722 Bardstown Rd., Louisville 
Saturdays 8am–noon through Dec. 10am–noon Jan.–March 
BardstownRoadFarmersMarket. com 

Bluegrass Farmers’ Markets 
Liquor Barn, Hamburg Pavilion 
1837 Plaudit Pl., Lexington; Azur at Beaumont Centre 
3070 Lakecrest Circle, Lexington Through Oct. 29 
Hamburg Pavilion: Tuesdays 3–6pm; Saturdays 9am–2pm 
Beaumont Centre: Thursdays 3–6pm; Saturdays 9am–2pm 

Douglass Loop Farmers’ Market 
2005 Douglass Blvd., Louisville 
Saturdays 10am–2pm through Dec. 16 

Gray Street Farmers’ Market 
400 E. Gray St., Louisville 
Through Oct. 26, Thursdays 10:30am–1:30pm 

Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church 
311 Browns Ln., Louisville 
Saturdays October 21–April 29, 10am–1pm

Henry County Farmers’ Market 
Henry County Courthouse, New Castle 
Saturdays through Oct., 8am–noon 

Jeffersontown Farmers’ Market 
10434 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown 
Through Oct. 28, Saturdays 8am–12:30pm 

La Grange Farmers’ Market & Artisans 
100 W. Main St., La Grange 
Saturdays through Oct., 8am–1pm 

Lexington Farmers’ Markets 
241 W. Main St., Lexington 
Saturdays through March, 8am–1pm 
348 Southland Dr., Lexington 
Sundays through Oct., 10am–2pm 
400 W. Maxwell St., Lexington 
Tuesday & Thursday through Nov., 7am–4pm (or sellout) 

Louismill Anchorage Farmers’ Market 
MozzaPi, 12102 LaGrange Rd., Anchorage 
Saturdays through Oct. 27, 8am–noon anchorage-farmers-market 

New Albany Farmers’ Market 
202 E. Market St., New Albany IN 
Saturdays 10am–noon through Oct. 28 

Paris and Bourbon County Farmers’ Market 
720 High St., Paris 
Outdoor market open through Oct., Mondays, Wednesdays 4–6pm 
Saturdays, 9am–noon 
Nov.–Dec., March–April Saturdays 10am–noon 
Indoor market open year-round, weekdays 11am–6pm, Saturdays 9am–noon 

Rainbow Blossom Farmers’ Market 
3738 Lexington Rd., Louisville 
Through October, Sundays noon–4pm 

Schnitzelburg Community Farmers’ Market 
1481 S. Shelby St., Louisville 
Through Nov. 18, 10am–1pm 

St. Andrews UCC Farmers’ Market 
2608 Browns Ln., Louisville 
Through Oct. 12, Thursdays 3–6:30pm our-farmers-market.html 

St. Matthews Farmers’ Market 
Beargrass Christian Church 
4100 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville 
Through Oct. 14, Saturdays 8am–noon 

Westport Road Baptist Farmers’ Market 
9705 Westport Rd., Louisville 
Through Oct. 28, Saturdays 9am–1pm westportrdbaptistfarmersmarket 

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