‘Kentucky Proud’ web site lists takeout options

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) Two new web pages can help Kentuckians support farm families and local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic and afterwards.

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles announced www. kyproud.com/takeout to find Kentucky Proud® restaurants offering takeout options.

Kentucky Proud® Buy Local Restaurants source from and support local farms. Offered by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, this program rewards participants for enhancing their menus with locally sourced Kentucky Proud® farm ingredients.

“The nation is mobilizing for war against an invisible enemy: the COVID-19 pandemic,” Quarles said. “Just because you are working from home does not mean you have to stop supporting Kentucky farm families.

“My office has developed a web page for consumers to find Kentucky Proud Buy Local Restaurants offering carryout, curbside, and delivery during this time. Additionally, we have developed a new page dedicated to Community Supported Agriculture, commonly called a CSA.”

“I encourage Kentuckians to go to kyproud.com/takeout to find a list of Kentucky Proud Buy Local Restaurants you and your families can support while you are working and staying at home,” said Quarles.

Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a food production and distribution system that directly connects farmers and consumers. Consumers buy “shares” of a farm’s harvest in advance and then receive a portion of the crops throughout the harvest. Many Kentucky Proud CSAs have pick-up and delivery options. For Kentucky Proud CSAs, go to kyproud.com/csa.

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