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Shelby County Farmers’ Market seeking booth applications
The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is accepting applications to participate in the 2014 market season.
The program, which opens April 26, runs every Saturday morning until October at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It features fresh vegetables and homemade goods, such as soaps and candles and crafts.
Applications will be accepted through the end of March. To apply or for more information, contact Cindy Burket at 502-633-7484.
Shelby home to 2 Roadside Farm Markets
Gallrein Farms and Mulberry Orchard have been certified as two of the 104 farm markets in the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.
In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.
Gallrein Farms sells a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables at its location on Vigo Road. The farm specializes in sweet corn, with 18 varieties on 1,000 acres. Gallrein Farms has nine greenhouses and a market that opens approximately July 1st. For more information on Gallrein Farms, visit gallreinfarms.com, or call (502) 633-4849.
Mulberry Orchard sells fresh, local produce from July to November as well as local honey, eggs, meats, apple cider, and a wide variety of jellies & preserves.
Mulberry Orchard has 15 varieties of peaches and 15 of apples so everyone can find their favorites. For more information on Mulberry Orchard, visit mulberryorchardky.com, or call (502) 655-2633.
“The Certified Roadside Farm Market Program partners with our farm market members to educate consumers on the importance of locally grown products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, fiber, and value-added products,” said Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau.
Consumers can also go to the 2014 Certified Roadside Farm Market website – kyfb.com/roadside – for a complete list of markets.
Educational deadline near
The deadline is fast approaching for local school districts to compete for a grant of up to $25,000, through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education. Farmers can support their community and strengthen the school district’s application by nominating their local school districts.
Nominations will be accepted until April 6, and school applications must be completed by April 21.
Now in its third year, the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is investing over $2.3 million to strengthen math and science education in rural school districts. To view a list of all the winning school districts from previous years and for more information visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com.
The Kentucky Ag Report is compiled weekly from news releases distributed by Keeton Communications and the Kentucky Press News Service.