Trimble home to 4 certified roadside markets

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Program ensures consumers quality, freshness

Trimble County is home to four of the 98 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2011 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The members are: Bray Fruit, Bray Orchard & Roadside Market, Callis Orchards and Tingle Farms Roadside Market.

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.

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 u-pick strawberries, apples, tomatoes and pumpkins, Bray Orchards sells peaches, peppers, sweet corn, annual and perennial bedding plants, perennial bedding plants, hanging baskets, jams and jellies, home-made ice cream and more. For more information, call (502) 255-3607 or email brayorchard@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, call (502) 255-3316.

Tingle Farms Roadside Market has a wide variety of farm fresh products from March to December at their market, 10499 Campbellsburg Road, Campbellsburg. The market has strawberries, blackberries, black raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, concord and white grapes, apples, peaches, melons, tomatoes (cherry, grape, heirloom), corn, broccoli, asparagus, and a wide array of seasonal vegetables. The market also has perennial plants – flowers and fruits – and sells jams made with their homegrown fruit. For more information, call (502) 532-9975.

“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.

Brochures that list all of the Certified Roadside Farm Markets across the state are available at Welcome Centers, state parks, local chambers of commerce/tourism centers and county Farm Bureau offices. For a complete list of markets, visit online at