From farm to table

Our strong purveyor relationships are at the heart of Proof’s menus. We work closely with a number of local farmers and artisanal producers – many who emphasize fostering heirloom varieties – and our collaboration with Woodland Farm is especially indispensable. Seasonally, herbs that are grown in planters along our sidewalk patio make their way into dishes and drinks.

We are also active in Slow Food Bluegrass and are members of Kentucky Proud, an organization which is recognized as the symbol of quality food products raised or made in Kentucky.


Our favorite purveyors include

Woodland Farm, Goshen KY – vegetables, bison, eggs, mulefoot & hereford hogs
Located 24 miles east of downtown, Woodland Farm is owned by 21c founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson. Preserving the farmland of Kentucky and bringing heritage foods back to the table are among the couple’s greatest passions. Woodland actively collaborates with our culinary team to provide our kitchen with sustainably grown heirloom fruits and vegetables. The farm is also home to a sustainable bison operation, Kentucky Bison Company, which supplies Proof and numerous other restaurants around Louisville with hormone-free, grass-fed bison. In 2010, heritage breed chickens to supply the restaurant with eggs and Hereford and Mulefoot hogs joined the menagerie.

Duncan Farm, Boston, KY – rabbits, eggs
Located in the wetlands of southern Nelson County, Duncan Farm processes rabbit for meat. All products (including fruits, veggies, meats and eggs) are raised free of hormones and chemicals.

Grateful Greens, Clarksville, IN – herbs & lettuces
This hydroponic lettuce and herb farm located five miles north of downtown Louisville also grows edible flowers and tomatoes.

Blue Dog Bakery & Café, Louisville KY – breads
Artisan breads from their wood fired brick oven have no preservatives. Blue Dog also offers a generous selection of cookies, tarts, muffins and scones, baked fresh daily.

Groce Family Farm, New Albany IN – vegetables
The sustainable and organic two-acre farm sells goods at the Pheonix Hill Farmers Market. Luke Groce can also be found working at Garage Bar.

KY Gold, Trimble County KY – tomatoes, peaches, goat meat, veal & root vegetables

Bourbon Barrel Foods, Louisville KY – Bourbon Barrel soy sauce

Marksbury Farm, Lancaster KY – chickens, guinea, pork
Marksbury Farm is a small scale, locally owned butcher shop, farm market and processing facility. They work with local farmers who share their commitment to sustainable, humane and natural production methods.

Carol Friedman, Louisville KY – greens, herbs, vegetables

Holden Farm,  Louisville KY – Garlic, tomato, root Veggies

Sheltowee Mushrooms, Salt Lick KY – Cultivated & foraged mushrooms

Shuckman’s Fish Company and Smokery, Inc., Louisville KY – smoked fish & spoonfish caviar
Shuckman’s gourmet smoked fish and caviar is handcrafted in small bathes using the four generation Shuckman family recipes.