I’ve been able to try some local foods, notwithstanding the Wal-Mart dominance here. One item is available online.
1) Wickles Pickles: They start with a sweetness but then the heat kicks in. Excellent! They have become my favorite pickle. Available here.
2) True Kentucky Black Bean & Corn Salsa.
3) Jake’s Fresh Country Sausage: from Bardstown KY. This is easily the best sausage I’ve ever had. I did a side-by-side comparison with another regional brand and a national brand. Jake’s just embarrassed the others! I wish I had a freezer to stock up before I go- it’s that good.
I’m afraid that’s all the local stuff I found. I expected to find a handful of local shops- maybe a bakery, a butcher shop, that sort of thing, but Wal-Mart has won the war.
I will save bourbons for a separate post!