Appalachian food destinations in map-guide get state recognition

Destinations are split up by local farms, farmers markets, farm-to-table restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, food festivals and other culinary destinations.
Destinations on the map-guide are split up by local farms, farmers markets, farm-to-table restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, food festivals and other culinary destinations.

Map highlights 47 destinations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2014) — Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism will host a celebratory luncheon on Wednesday to recognize 47 Eastern Kentucky food sites recently chosen for the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) “Bon Appétit Appalachia,” a national map-guide showcasing the region’s most distinctive food destinations.

The map-guide is part of an overall initiative to promote Appalachia’s local food economy as the region continues to grapple with declines in mining, forestry and other important industries.

The map-guide was featured in the summer 2014 issue of Food Traveler magazine, available on newsstands until Sept. 30.

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