A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 15 | No. 15
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Agriculture commissioner celebrating farmers
during Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Week
"Consumers want the freshest and healthiest foods available, and that's exactly what you can find at any of the farmers' markets throughout Kentucky," Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles said. "If you haven't made it out to a Kentucky Proud farmers' market near you, this week is a reminder to stop by and see what your agriculture neighbors have to share. You won’t be disappointed."
Ky. farmers' markets finding new ways to attract customers

"We really concentrated on including the community with our market," Meade Co. Farmers' Market Manager Mary Gavin said.
KDA, KFB team up to support Eastern Kentucky flood victims

"These funds will allow families and communities to start to rebuild after these historic floods," Quarles said.
Resource list for farm disaster relief available on KDA website

The resource page profiles a list of ways ag producers can find the help they need while they work to recover what was lost.
More agriculture-related headlines in the news
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Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky has 170 farmers’ markets with more than 3,000 vendors in 112 counties across the state. Only eight Kentucky counties don't have a farmers' market within their borders.
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