Commodity Breakfast is tasty start to the Kentucky State Fair
Breakfast gets your day started, and it also kicks off the Kentucky State Fair. Eggs, sausage, ham, and steak -- Thursday morning's Commodity breakfast was about some good food and familiar faces.
Whether it's Kentucky's governor or a famous Kentucky basketball player, just about everyone comes to the Kentucky State Fair Commodity Breakfast for one thing -- the Bluegrass Breakfast.
Fairgoer Rose Jordan told Fox 41's Jennifer Baileys, "It was great, I had so much that I'm taking me a country ham sandwich with me."
Mrs. Jordan is right at home with Kentucky-grown ham, sausage, fruits, and veggies -- maybe that's because she grew up on a Kentucky farm in Lawrenceburg. "I've been coming to it I don't know how many years, a long time."
Like many Kentuckians she's made a lot of trips to the Commodity Breakfast, but the food never gets old.
Kentucky 4-H President Matt Ledford says, "It's food grown here right in Kentucky, and you know I think that's important, you know, to show we're not just chain restaurants."
The Commodity Breakfast Ham Auction raises money for Kentucky's youth in agriculture, supporting future farmers and producers.
But the fair isn't the only place to support Kentucky's farmers -- that's where the Kentucky-Grown label comes in. Agriculture Commissioner Ritchie Farmer explains, "That is a Kentucky-grown and a Kentucky-produced product that it's of the highest quality, it's safe to eat, and when they buy that they're helping a fellow Kentuckian make a living."
And Governor Steve Beshear says, "The Kentucky-Proud label, you know, we're trying to push that and make sure the whole country and eventually the whole world knows about Kentucky products."