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Voting open for 2015 Local Food Heroes

Awards state’s top food producers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 27, 2015) — Voting is open for the 2015 Local Food Heroes through Aug. 5. The awards, created in 2013 by Seed Capital KY, are a partnership of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Seed Capital KY and Louisville Metro Government.

lfh-badge-252x300“This is a great way to publicly say ‘thank you’ to the Kentuckians who produce the food we eat,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “This award also raises awareness of the many great food producers we have right in our own backyard. I hope every Kentuckian will go online and vote for their Local Food Heroes.”

The top three vote-getters will be recognized by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Comer during the 2015 Kentucky State Fair, which runs from Aug. 20-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

To vote, visit www.seedcapitalky.org/local-food-hero-2015-voting/.

Farmers can be found by entering a name, by scrolling through a list of names or by nominating someone not already on the list.

The 2014 Local Food Heroes were Brooke Eckmann of Finchville, Russell Poore of Russellville, and Jacob Sharpe of Georgetown.

The 2013 Kentucky Local Food Heroes were Ramsi Kamar of Louisville, Michael Lewis of Berea, and Clay Turner of Russellville.