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Frankfort, KY — From pasture-raised meats to farm-fresh fruits and veggies, Kentucky farmers offer local chefs the canvas they need to craft beautiful meals. 

The second annual Kentucky Proud Farm Fresh Days event is a 10-day culinary celebration, meant to highlight those Kentucky farms and the restaurants that use their ingredients.

According to a release from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Farm Fresh Days started in 2021 in an effort to help raise awareness for KY Proud businesses trying to bounce back from covid. 

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Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles explained the event was such a huge success, they wanted to bring it back again. 

Farm Fresh Days specifically highlights KY Proud's Buy Local participants by encouraging Kentuckians to support restaurants using locally-sourced farm-fresh ingredients in their dishes. 

The KDA says this 10-day culinary celebration provides a great opportunity for chefs to get creative with seasonal ingredients. 

For a full list of participating Kentucky restaurants, click here.