News - Certified Roadside Farm Market Program Now More than 100 Strong
- April 20, 2010
The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program is celebrating a landmark year in 2010, with 108 members—the first time the program has surpassed 100 markets. Certified Roadside Farm Markets are located across the Commonwealth, spreading from Paducah to Louisa.
In July, 1996, the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program was organized to help farmers market their fruits and vegetables directly from roadside markets to consumers across Kentucky. Since then, it has expanded to include farm enterprises, such as greenhouses, landscape nurseries, Christmas tree farms, vineyards/wineries, and meat/cheese farm markets.
Markets certified through this program are identified by the cornucopia logo and are listed in the Certified Roadside Farm Market Directory. The program provides collective advertising, promotional items, educational tour opportunities, and other marketing benefits, with the intent to increase the net farm income of Certified Roadside Farm Market members.
The 2010 Certified Roadside Farm Market Directory will be available later this month. The directory is free and available by calling (502) 495-5106 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Consumers will also be able to obtain the directory at any of the welcome centers, State Resort Parks, local chambers of commerce/tourism centers or county Farm Bureau offices.