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Back in March, when C & I went to the Kentucky Green Living Fair, I planned a couple of extra stops while we were in the area. We don’t go that direction very often so I wanted to make the most of my trip.
Our first after-the-fair stop was for lunch at The Bluebird Café in Stanford, Kentucky. I had heard of this restaurant many times when it was mentioned by other Kentucky Food Bloggers that lived in the area so I definitely had to check it out. The food and ambience were just as good as advertised! If we are back in Stanford again, The Bluebird Café will be a definite stop.
C had the Bluebird burger made with locally produced ground beef from Marksbury Farm (more to come on that in a minute) with French fries.
I had the NYC roast beef panini with French fries and it was so good!
Stanford is a beautiful little town that takes advantage of its history and heritage.
Next, we traveled to Lancaster, Kentucky to visit Marksbury Farm which according to their website:
“is a small scale, locally owned, Butchers Shop, Farm Market,
and Processing Facility.
We partner with local farmers who share our
commitment to sustainable, humane,
and natural production methods.
We use traditional and modern methods to
deliver an array of high quality, healthy,
and fresh products.”
It is located in an old farmhouse with a beautiful little courtyard and other old outbuildings left over from days gone by. Make sure and watch your step when you enter. The porch roof is a little low! The owner said he had to choose between the step railing and the roof so the railing won.
While there, I purchased a pound of ground beef, a package of pork chops and a package of sausage patties. The beef is delicious and I can’t wait to try the other products as well. C & I had a great day of enjoying Kentucky people and products that day. Can’t wait for another day just like it!
Spring is finally here…
Forsythia from a start from my Nanny’s garden:
Bridal Wreath from a start from my great-grandmother’s garden:
Bartlett & Bradford pear trees in full bloom:
It all makes my heart glad!
A few more shots from the first Kentucky Green Living Fair held on March 30th:
Our icy world last Friday…
Posted in Family, Fun, My Thoughts, Photography, Travel, tagged gourds, Huber's Orchard & Winery, Joe Huber's Family Farm & Restaurant, pumpkins, Starlight Indiana, Thoughtful Thursday on November 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
My grandmother, “Nanny”, and my Aunt M are usually not big travellers, but when Nanny saw a commercial for Huber’s Orchard and Winery in Starlight, Indiana, she was hooked and really wanted to visit. I had a Thursday off from work in early October so we went to see it. When I went online to find directions, I discovered that there is actually two different businesses, Huber’s Orchard and Winery along with Joe Huber’s Family Farm and Restaurant. They are just a mile apart so it makes it easy to visit both in the same day.
We took I-65 up to Louisville and then took I-64 over to New Albany, Indiana and followed the directions from there. The drive was very pretty and we were all surprised at the long and winding road you take to get there. Thankfully, there are plenty of signs along the way so you know you are still on the right path. We arrived at the Huber’s Orchard and Winery first and the views there are gorgeous.
Huber’s raises all sorts of crops to try to have year ‘round interest so we passed Christmas trees…
before getting to the actual location, which was spectacular! Here are several photos of the different ponds, animals and decorations along their drive to the store.
When we parked and walked up to the store, there is a talking tree that lets you know about the day’s specials and what is available.
There were pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn galore. I could have spent a fortune, but I just had to pick a few and make myself walk away. I loved the way they used the old vehicles to display the pumpkins.
While we were walking around admiring the outdoor scenery, there was this delicious smell wafting through the air. After entering their store, we knew why…there is a full bakery loaded with cookies and candy and breads and dumplings. Oh, my, I wish I could bottle that smell. It was heavenly! We all purchased a few things here. I bought a few cookies and gala apples while Nanny chose a couple of sweet bread loaves and fudge.
Next, we drove up the road to Joe Huber’s Family Farm and Restaurant. This was a really neat place, too, and kids would love it! They have lots of activities like a corn maze and tractor rides along the farm.
There is a store located here as well and I purchased some Cherry BBQ sauce that was really good. I had been told that the food at the restaurant is delicious, but we didn’t take the time to eat here. Their fall decorations were beautiful and they had a few small gardens to tour as well.
Sorry, I know this a long post, but there was so much to see at these two locations! Finally, here is a self-portrait of the three of us at Huber’s Orchard and Winery and, FINALLY, my little display using the pumpkins I bought there. If you have a chance to go, I highly recommend it.
Ellie & Roy
October in Kentucky…