Our Three Main Vegetable Farmers
Oldham County, KY
Rootbound Farm is owned by Bree Pearsall and Ben Abel, with children Sage and Hazel Grace. They are tenant farmers, dividing their 160 acres between sheep production and certified organic vegetable. Started in 2010, Rootbound provides nearly 50 percent of the produce purchased by New Roots’ Fresh Stop Markets, which provides 35 percent of their farm’s income. Although neither grew up on a farm, both caught the “bug” at different phases of their lives: Ben as a young man whose parents were avid gardeners, Bree when she was offered a summer job picking tomatoes between college semesters.
Barr Farm, Rhodelia, KY
“Caring for the land and soil for the next seven generations is in the forefront”of their farming practices. Their farm produces 40 different varieties of vegetables, as well as pasture-raised chickens and grass-fed cows.
Valley Spirit Farm, Henry County, KY
Hillview Farm and Orchards, Pleasureville, Ky
Festinalente Farms, Southern Kentucky.
Owner and Farmer of Festinalente Farms , Tim Kercheville says “This variety of hard neck garlic is one that I have grown out over several farming sites for over 3 years. The garlic is planted along with young fruit and nut trees; the garlic yields quickly within the first several years; then the tree crops produce in subsequent years: this is a method of agroforestry. In total, we are growing 10,000 garlic bulbs within agroforestry systems this year 2020, and 7,000 of these garlic are for sale. These will be harvested this late June at the summer solstice, when the sun rises to the zenith of the northern hemisphere, at which point the garlic will be ready to eat and to store for several months. We would be happy to collaborate in order to get some of this chemical-free garlic to the communities joined with New Roots.”
Hunts Berry Farm, Big Spring, Ky
AppleWorks, Trafalgar, Ind.
Stuckwish Farm, Vallonia, Ind.
GrassCorps, Perry County, Ind.
Van Meter Family Farm, Clarkson, KY
Van Meter Family Farm, Clarkson, KY. They are a 5th generation family farm dedicated to providing quality home-grown produce. They start the produce season with strawberries and finish up with pumpkins in the fall. They offer both PYO (pick your own) and pre-picked strawberries with the season beginning as early as the last week in April.
Bray’s Orchards and Roadside Market, Bedford County, KY
Bray Orchard & Roadside Market has a wide variety of fruits and vegetables including: strawberries, grapes, peaches, apples, blackberries, tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, peppers, cantaloupes, sweet corn, watermelons, pumpkins, squash.
We also have annuals, perennials, Indian corn, gourds, hanging baskets, jams, jellies. Of course, our homemade ice cream is a must to enjoy at any visit.