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Henry County, Kentucky

Henry County is located on the northern edge of Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass region. Its landscape is diverse within a small geographic area, moving from flatter, more tillable land in the southern part of the county, to more dramatic hills and ridges to the east where the Kentucky River forms the boundary. Although this countryside is under-farmed and threatened by industrial agriculture, much of Henry County is still made up of small farms (averaging around 150 acres) on rolling hills, dotted with grazing livestock, marked by ponds and woods, and bordered by creeks and streams.

The Berry Center and The Bookstore at The Berry Center are located in New Castle, the county seat of Henry County, only steps from our historic courthouse. If you plan to visit The Berry Center you may also be interested in the following businesses, sights, and activities:

18 Main Street Bar & Grill

New Castle

A family friendly place to stop in to eat and grab a drink. They have daily specials, salad bar & soup, wings, burgers, appetizers and more. Ask for the Henry County burger.

 

Buddy’s Place

New Castle

An American diner with daily plate specials, and all you can eat catfish dinner on Friday nights until 8pm.

 

Farmers’ Market

New Castle Courthouse Lawn

Wednesday & Saturday, 8am-2pm

 

Henry County Harvest Showcase 

Henry County Fairgrounds

4th Saturday in July, 10am-3pm  FREE

For twenty years, The Harvest Showcase has been Kentucky’s largest agricultural fair. The day features:

  • Chamber of Commerce Breakfast (“Old Ham” & Fresh Eggs)
  • Henry County High School Marching Band
  • Henry County Farmers Market
  • Farm and Livestock Exhibits at the Ag Arena
  • Kids’ Games and Hayrides
  • Antique Tractor Show
  • Tours of the KSU Mobile Processing Unit
  • Henry County 4-H Club Livestock Club Showmanship Clinic
    Live How-To Demonstrations: Raising Backyard Chickens; Make Your Own Barn Quilt; Cooking with Honey; Making Beeswax Products; Quilting: Cattle Handling
  • Lunch at the Farmers Market featuring locally grown and prepared meats and produce
  • Story time with the Henry County Public Library
  • Herding, Agility and Dog Handling with Henry Co 4-H

Rick’s Farm Center

Port Royal

Rick’s Farm Center carries everything you need for a small farm business: seed, animal health supplies, electrical supplies, plumbing supplies, and hardware. They also serve breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday.

 

Sweet Home Spun at the Dutch Meeting House

Pleasureville

Sweet Home Spun is a fiber art studio located in the historic Low Dutch Meetinghouse near Pleasureville, Ky. In 2005 Sam and JoAnn Adams acquired the original timbers of the Six Mile Meetinghouse, built by the early Dutch settlers in the region. The Meetinghouse was rebuilt on their farm and opened as a unique art and craft venue in November of 2005.

JoAnn, Sam and Samuel Adams are the fourth and fifth generation of Kentuckians to live on the family farm.  Sam and JoAnn Adams moved to Sam’s family farm in 1979. Preserving the rural and historic nature of the farm has been their passion. Sam, JoAnn and their son Samuel live in the family farm house circa 1890. The friendly flock of Sweet Home Natural Longwool sheep graze the nearby pasture. Lambs are born each spring in the lambing barn behind the house.

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Trackside Butcher Shoppe

Campbellsburg

Chris Wright and John Edwards grew up together in Trimble County, Kentucky. They both grew up on their grandfathers’ farms, acquiring a love for agriculture and valuing the life lessons it taught them. They graduated from Trimble County High School in 1998 and both began careers at AT&T, where they have worked together for 15 years.

Despite full-time jobs and growing families, both continued to farm part-time with hopes for a career in the field of agriculture. In October of 2013 a feasibility study was conducted by Kentucky Center for Agricultural and Rural Development. It revealed a great need for a meat processing facility in our area. Chris and John saw this as an opportunity, and two years and a lot of thanks to a lot of people later, Trackside Butcher Shoppe is becoming a reality.

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