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Start a Holiday Tradition with Ky Proud Products

Holidays always evoke fond memories, and many of those memories are centered around entertaining and food. This year why not incorporate some of the finest food products available on your holiday table; Kentucky-grown and raised meats, produce, wines and other items are supplied by more than 2,500 producers around the state through the Kentucky Proud marketing program. Products and recipes can be found at www.kyproud.com.
 
Chefs at the Governor’s Mansion routinely incorporate Kentucky Proud products in seasonal dishes that grace the first family’s table.  Kentucky Proud products are also showcased at the Kentucky State Resort Parks and in award-winning restaurants throughout the state.
 
The holiday season is a great time to visit Kentucky. In Frankfort, you’ll find the Governor’s Mansion and Capitol dressed up in holiday finery, as the state’s top leaders welcome visitors for tours at this special time of year.  For the first time since it was rejuvenated in 2009,  the Old Governor’ Mansion will be open for holiday tours.  The tour will include the “must haves" of a Christmas southern kitchen and Christmas dining at its Kentucky best.
 
Frankfort is also a great starting point for a tour of Kentucky’s famous Bourbon Country.  The distilleries always entertain visitors with great hospitality during the holidays. Sampling the spirits may also help put you in the holiday spirit for those over 21.
 
Looking to start a new tradition?  Try one of the Kentucky Proud recipes from the Governor’s table or bake up a favorite of our Tourism Commissioner.