Welcome to Real Food KY
We like to eat. We want to get & stay healthy. Real food from a clean planet is how we do it.
Kentucky agriculture remains the foundation of our culture: raising/growing nutrient dense food for home and/or market, maintaining strong family ties, respect for property, and a strong work ethic.
…is to connect Kentucky’s “real food” farmers to educated consumers. Real health begins with clean food and a clean planet. As more and more of us wake up to this fact, we see an increase in consumers wanting to leave behind unhealthy practices and jump in with local farmers!
We live in exciting times. Perhaps ESPECIALLY since Covid broke onto the world scene in March 2020. Since then, our real food social media groups and friends — and our food buying club — have seen tremendous growth.
What’s a real food farmer?
By “real food”, we mean NUTRIENT DENSE food raised and/or grown as close to the earth and as naturally as possible.
Real food farming practices include:
non-GMO or organic feed
at least soy-free and hopefully corn-free — this is difficult right now because soy & corn free feed is crazy expensive. Consumers realize this and every budget has a ceiling.
pastured livestock on unsprayed fields
grass-fed cattle - GRASS-FINISHED IS AWESOME BUT NOT REQUIRED as long as the grain is non-GMO and the cattle continue to live on pasture so the grain is supplemental and the sun is shining on their backs
pastured milk cows - supplementing with non-GMO grains while milking to keep the cows happy and standing still is a common practice
organic gardening practices (you do not need to be certified organic but just farm organically)
regenerative soil practices
If you have questions about any of this, comment below and I’ll reply!
Food Buying Club
The KY Food Independence Club (KFIC) is a private membership food buying club featuring healthy food provided by Ky farmers. It’s like an online grocery only all the food is REAL & healthy. Nutrient dense foods like…
farm fresh milk & dairy products
goat’s milk when available
pastured eggs & chicken
grass-fed, pastured meats
organic sourdough bread
home made soaps & tinctures
local CBD products
organic* fruits & veggies
all feed non-GMO if not organic
prepared foods all using organic/non-GMO ingredients & cultures
prepared salves, syrups, lotions using organic/non-GMO ingredients
+ traditional supplements
*organic means either USDA certified organic or grown/raised using organic practices
Members order online and pick up their food once a week at their closest drop location in the Lexington – Bluegrass area.
If you’d like information on KFIC, please text Sally at 859-550-3862.