Hopkins County Listed with Three Certified Farm Markets

Louisville, KY (March 2014) – Hopkins County is home to three of the 104 certified  farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Hopkins County members are: Blue Boy Lawn, Landscape, & Garden Center, Brumfield Farm Market, and Metcalfe Landscaping.
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.
Brumfield Farm Market produces a variety of fresh seasonal vegetables and bedding plants at the market on Nebo Road in Madisonville. The market is open year round with jams, preserves, bread, meat, cheese, and a wide selection of Kentucky Proud products. For more information on Brumfield Farm Market visit brumfieldfarmmarket.com, call (270) 821-2721, and “Like” Brumfield Farm Market on Facebook.
Metcalfe Landscaping was established in 1921 by Thomas Metcalfe. Mark Metcalfe, current owner and grandson of the founder, believes one of the keys to the success of this family operation has been the support of all of Hopkins County and especially the Kentucky Farm Bureau Membership. Metcalfe Landscaping grows almost all of their spring plants right on the property, and they also have a variety of nursery plants, bedding plants, and hanging baskets at their market on Princeton Road in Madisonville. Metcalfe Landscaping Metcalfe also has fresh cut Christmas trees at the holidays. For more information on Metcalfe Landscaping call (270) 821-0350.
Blue Boy Lawn, Landscape & Garden Center offers a variety of annuals & perennials along with herbs at their greenhouses located at 1380 Island Ford Road.  The nursery carries a full line of shrubs & trees that would accent your landscaping.  During the Fall season Blue Boy offers a selection of mums and pansies.  Their new "Garden Accents" gift shop carries many unique items that relate to the current season. For more information on Blue Boy Lawn, Landscape & Garden Center call (270) 821-7476.
“The Certified Roadside Farm Market Program partners with our farm market members to educate consumers on the importance of locally grown products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, fiber, and value-added products,” 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 2014 Certified Roadside Farm Market website – 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 or visit kyfb.com/roadside. Be sure to “Like” the Roadside Farm Market page on Facebook at facebook.com/KYRoadsideFarmMarkets.


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