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The Berea, Kentucky Experience - JCP Eats
Hey, y’all! I am very proud to bring the second installment of my guides to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to you today! Recently, I had the privilege of spending two days with the team at Berea Tourism – and let me tell you, it was a treat! About Berea: To quote Berea Tourism, “Located just south of Lexington, KY, ​Berea is home to a thriving population of weavers, instrument makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors, and musicians. The story of Berea’s artisan community is interwoven with the historic Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Berea has a longstanding tradition of diversity, social justice, environmental responsibility, and community service. Both college and town are committed to the practice of sustainability and conservation.” Berea is, to understate, a cultural mecca of Kentucky; there isn’t another town in our Commonwealth that rivals the originality of the city. Visit with a hunger for art and an appetite for local food – you will be pleased, to say the least. The Trip: I started off the afternoon at the office of Berea Tourism. Upon meeting the staff, we ventured over to Honeysuckle Vine, a fantastic shop …