The concession stands at University of Louisville still will feature staples such as burgers and popcorn, but now a portion of those products will come from Kentucky Proud farmers.
Kentucky Proud food products will be sold at all U of L athletic events held locally as well as concerts and shows at the KFC Yum! Center, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced today in a news release. Kentucky Proud is a program that promotes greater access to foods that have been raised or grown within the state.
“This will create a wave of new Kentucky Proud fans who will demand fresh, local Kentucky Proud foods at U of L athletic events and at their favorite restaurants and groceries,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said in the release. “We look forward to enjoying a long and fruitful relationship with U of L.”
Centerplate, which handles all concessions and hospitality at U of L sporting venues, has agreed to purchase at least $50,000 worth of Kentucky Proud products in the first year, the release states.
Items will include burgers from The Chop Shop of Wolfe County and Omni Custom Meats of Bowling Green; meats from Brooks Meats of Walton; Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese of Barren County; and Kentucky Proud popcorn, which is grown on farms in western Kentucky and processed by Nebraska-based Preferred Popcorn.