• Mulberry to host fundraiser farm dinner

    Mulberry Orchard is teaming up with United Way to bring a farm to table dinner to Shelby County that will benefit the whole community.

    “All proceeds benefit the Farmers Feeding Families Program through United Way,” said Amanda Gajdzik, who owns Mulberry Orchard with her husband, Matt. “Local farmers are producing one-hundred percent of the meal.”

    Farm offerings include beef, pork and lamb from local farmers.  In addition, the meal will include locally grown fruit and vegetables.

  • Gardeners welcome

    If you’ve ever had an interest in becoming a Master Gardener, or just wanted to know more about the horticulture experts, next week is the perfect chance to feed your curiosity.

    On Tuesday, the Shelby County Master Gardeners Association will have a membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office. This meeting is for all SCMGA members, all Master Gardeners and those wishing to be Friends of SCMGA.

  • Laying the groundwork

    University of Kentucky Extension commercial vegetable specialist Ty Cato (left) and James Williamson inspect the plastic put down for tomato production at Williamson’s farm in Bagdad. Cato was hosting a commercial vegetable production field day.

  • King of corn

    Kevin Smith knows corn—and every crop is a labor of love, he says.

    “I was helping to shovel corn off flatbed wagons when I was a little bitty boy – I’ve been around corn my whole life,” he said with a grin. “There’s nothin’ better in the world than a fat, sweet ear of corn-on-the-cob for supper.”

    With more than 800 acres of corn in Shelby, Franklin, Spencer and Anderson counties, Smith is no stranger to corn growing competitions.

  • ‘The gates are open, come on in’

    This Saturday, families will have the rare opportunity to peer behind the gates of our local farms and meet with those who work hard every day to provide the community with fresh fruits, dairy products, meat, vegetables and much more.

    The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office is hosting the third annual Good Neighbors Farm Tour and Corinne Belton, county extension agent for agriculture and natural resources Corinne Belton, county extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, said they expect a huge turnout.

  • Conservation District has weed wiper
  • Fresh family fun

    The Shelby County Farmers Market will host a Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on U.S. 60 and Ky. 53.

    Farmer’s market president Lea Miller said they are holding the event to show their gratitude to their loyal customers.

    “We decided to have a Customer Appreciation Day for our customers because we have so many that come in regularly on Wednesdays and our Saturdays, so we wanted to show our appreciation to them,” she said.

  • Fill the jar with veggies

    Lifelong and amateur canners departed the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office this weekend with some newfound knowledge on the hobby.

    Saturday morning, experienced canners Stephanie Tucker and Wendy Thornbury led a small class of individuals young and old, male and female, all hoping to learn more on the skill.

    From a bushel of freshly picked beans to a jar prepped for storage, participants observed the entire canning process.

    Throughout the procedure, participants were given multiple opportunities to try their hands at canning, as well.

  • Master Gardener Plant Fair
  • Flowers in the showers


    Garden and

    Art Show

    WHEN: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday

    WHERE: Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road

    WHAT: Plants, art, food


    Forecasters might be predicting rain but that hasn’t dampened the spirits of the Shelby County Master Gardeners, who said Saturday’s Art and Garden Fair will go on rain or shine.