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Kentucky Proud is on the menu at the Kentucky Derby Festival; events to feature local foods, drinks

Kentucky Derby Festival revelers can enjoy Kentucky Proud foods and beverages in events throughout the annual celebration of the Commonwealth’s signature event. “Kentucky Proud and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture are thrilled to be a part of the Kentucky Derby Festival again this year,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “In the run-up to the most exciting two minutes in sports,...

Chef John Foster: ‘Convenience over quality’ debate mixes in cost, availability, and even climate

There are subtle changes this time of year, things dropping in and out without a lot of fanfare and hype. The speed at which some of these products go through the market is astonishing, and makes it that much more intimidating to try and buy and eat local. Just when I’m used to getting my asparagus, it’s gone from the market. It would be so much easier if it’s there when I need it....

State ag department is taking applications for 2015 Farm to School Junior Chef competition

Students, sharpen those knives: The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Junior Chef competition will launch its third season this spring. High school cooking teams must apply this month.   “The Junior Chef competition is a great way for kids to learn basic cooking skills and gain an appreciation for local foods,” Commissioner James Comer said. “At the same time, contestants...