Includes farmers from Shelby, Logan, and Scott counties
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2014) — Farmers from Shelby, Logan, and Scott counties were introduced as the 2014 Kentucky Local Food Heroes in a ceremony today at the Kentucky Exposition Center on opening day of the Kentucky State Fair.
Brooke Eckmann of Ambrosia Farm in Finchville; Russell Poore of Poore’s Nursery in Russellville; and Jacob Sharpe of Sharpe Farms in Georgetown were named Local Food Heroes following statewide voting in July.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and Kentucky State Fair Board President Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe made the announcement in the new Kentucky Proud Experience Tent on the West Lawn of the KEC. Locally produced foods were served at the event.
The Local Food Hero Awards are in their second year. The awards are a partnership of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Seed Capital Kentucky, and Louisville Metro, and are sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America.
The 2013 Kentucky Local Food Heroes were Ramsi Kamar of Louisville, Michael Lewis of Berea, and Clay Turner of Russellville. They will be honored in a Farm to Table Dinner Aug. 18 at Ramsi’s Café on the World in Louisville.