Eat Local for Thanksgiving

November 01, 2011
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From a single Butternut squash to an entire meal, the makings for your holiday dinner are likely available from a neighboring farmer. Vote to support the local economy by using your fork to dig into the bounty of our region. By purchasing a fresh, local turkey, you know where your food comes from and how it was raised, and you also help 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 one (and hopefully more) locally grown item at your table for your holiday meals this year.

“By supporting local farmers today, we help build a sustainable tomorrow,” says Rainbow Blossom COO Summer Auerbach.

The below listed folks offer an alternative to the massed farmed turkeys that fill many grocery store shelves.
 

Good Foods Co-op
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
Louisville, 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 all 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.

ValuMarket
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
Louisville and Lexington
Whole Foods focuses on locally sourcing natural and organic foods grown through sustainable agriculture process.

Farmers’ Markets
Winter Farmers’ Markets offer many opportunities for buying local. We hope you will consider one of the following markets for your Holiday meal shopping:

BARDSTOWN ROAD FARMERS’ MARKET
1722 Bardstown Rd., Louisville
Saturdays 8am-noon through December
8am–noon January–March 10am–noon
Accepts SNAP, EBT, etc.
BardstownRoadFarmersMarket.com

BEREA FARMERS’ MARKET
101 Fee St. Berea
Saturdays 10am-1pm through
Accepts debit & credit cards and EBT
bereafarmersmarket.org

DOUGLASS LOOP FARMERS’ MARKET
2005 Douglass Blvd., Louisville
Saturdays 10am-2pm through December 17
DouglassLoopFarmersMarket.com

LEXINGTON FARMERS’ MARKETS
241 W. Main St., Lexington
Saturdays 8am–1pm
SNAP, EBT, Bluegrass Dollars
LexingtonFarmersMarket.com

NEW ALBANY FARMERS’ MARKET
202 E. Market Street New Albany IN
Saturday's 10am-noon November 1-May 6
WIC, Senior FMNP checks accepted
newalbanyfarmersmarket.com

NEW ROOTS FRESH STOP
1800 Portland Avenue, Louisville
Call for dates and times
Accepts SNAP, EBT, cash and debit
newrootsproduce.org

RAINBOW BLOSSOM FARMERS’ MARKET
3738 Lexington Rd., Louisville
Sundays 12-4pm
RainbowBlossom.com

WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET
Harvey Brown Presbyterian Church
311 Browns Lane, Louisville
Saturdays 10am-1pm
smfarmersmarket.com

WINTER JEFFERSTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET
10631 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville
First, third, fifth Saturdays 10am-1pm Nov-March
Facebook.com/Deutsch.Farm

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