Trimble County home to three Certified Roadside Farm Markets

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By Special to The Banner

Louisville, KY – Trimble County is home to three of the 106 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Trimble County members are: Bray Fruit, Bray Orchard & Roadside Market, and Callis Orchards.

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.

Bray Fruit sells a variety of apples and peaches from June to September at its location one mile north of Bedford on Hwy 421N.  Bray Fruit also offers grapes, seasonal vegetables, jams, jellies, and plants.  For more information on Bray Fruit call (502) 255-7296 or email bkbray@bellsouth.net<mailto:bkbray@bellsouth.net>.

Bray Orchards & Roadside Market sells a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables from April through November at their location on US 42 two miles south west of Bedford. In addition to market & u-pick apples and pumpkins, Bray Orchards sells strawberries, peaches, peppers, sweet corn, annual and perennial bedding plants, hanging baskets, jams and jellies, homemade ice cream, and more. For more information on Bray Orchards & Roadside Market call (502) 255-3607 or email brayorch@bellsouth.net.

Callis Orchards sells a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, including peaches, sweet corn, tomatoes, melons, cabbage, and peppers, from June through September at their location 3.5 miles north of Bedford on Hwy 421N.  For more information on Callis Orchards call (502) 255-3316.

“The Certified Roadside Farm Market Program was established to help our farmers generate local interest in the wide array of products they produce on the family farm,” said Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau. “Along with promotional efforts designed to attract consumers, the program also partners with farm market owners to educate the public about the importance of locally grown and produced products.”

Brochures that list all of the Certified Roadside Farm Markets across the state are available at Kentucky welcome centers, state resort parks, local chambers of commerce/tourism centers and county Farm Bureau offices. Consumers can also go to the 2012 Certified Roadside Farm Market website – kyfb.com/roadside<http://www.kyfb.com/roadside> for a complete list of markets.

To learn more about the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, e-mail roadside@kyfb.com<mailto:roadside@kyfb.com> or visit kyfb.com/roadside<http://www.kyfb.com/roadside>.