Kentucky gift giving that gives back

One of the things I love about the holidays is the ability to splurge a bit on those whom I love so much.  Here’s a list of some of my favorite locally sourced products.  Many of them available right here in Bowling Green, Kentucky or can be shipped to you from other parts of the state.  All of them come from the heart of good people who will use your financial support to do amazing things within their community.

Oils & Sauces

Stuarto’s (my favorite olive oils and balsamic vinegars come from this company-you have to try the fig balsamic-it makes eating your greens so much easierFarmer’s Daughter sauce from The Coffee Cart (a delicious blend of locally sourced sweet and spice-you can use this on anything)

Personal Care & Clothing

Thistle Farms (amazing skin care products created by the women at Thistle Farms-take a moment to read more about their personal stories of redemption.  This one’s in TN, but it’s close and I love what they do so much.)

Selva Chalinas (my friend Selva designs beautiful hand crafted items for everyone in your family)

Subscriptions for Good Food

Farm Fresh But Already Fixed (I absolutely love my prepared food CSA-this is the perfect gift for anyone who loves fresh, local food but doesn’t always have the time to prepare it)

Sweetgrass Granola (The Gahn family not only creates the most delicious granola ever, but they give back to beginning farmers across the state)

Zest Juice for Life (Who doesn’t need some fresh, wholesome food in their life after the holidays?  Consider giving the gift of live to someone who loves fresh juice)


The Wellness Mama Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Healthier Families

A wonderful guide to changing habits in your home from a fellow Bowling Green mama.
A lovely book written by my friend and fellow Kentuckian, Rona Roberts

Gift Certificates

HOME Cafe’ & Marketplace (the owners, Josh and Chelsey Poling have changed the direction of local food in Bowling Green and they have amazing food to boot.)

Boyce General Store (the owners, Brad and Brie have renovated and revitalized a historic piece of the Boyce community.  They offer delicious, genuine old fashioned diner food)

Charitable Giving

HOTEL INC (My friend Rhondell and her amazing staff works diligently to ensure that everyone in our community has access to food)

Community Farmers Market (Double Dollars Program)