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!