The Federal Trade Commission requires bloggers to disclose all sponsorships.  I am very hesitant to use that word, because no one is handing me gobs of cash to maintain this site and write posts all day (oh, how I wish that they were…). However, I do occasionally receive gifts when I write a post about someone. After you’ve driven a few dozen miles, spent hours talking about your shared love of local food/Wendell Berry/life in Kentucky/farm animals, no self-respecting farmer is going to send one home empty-handed. A free-range chicken here, some fresh honey there… You get the idea.

I also have recently given sidebar space to a few folks that I love in barter for some products of theirs that I wanted, so if we have sponsors, that’s the closest thing. Please visit them and show them some love. (If you think you might be interested in doing a little barter, let me know! I’d love to hear from you via the contact form or Facebook.)

Sustainable Kentucky also participates in the Amazon Affiliate program. That means when the site references or recommends a book, and you click the link to purchase it, I earn a small portion of the proceeds that goes towards covering the operating expenses associated with the site.

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