2018 Certified Roadside Farm Market enrollment period open

Published 12:40 pm Thursday, November 30, 2017

LOUISVILLE – The season for roadside farm markets is far from over, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) wants to help market owners get next year’s efforts off to a great start – enrollment for the 2018 Certified Roadside Farm Market program is now open.

Established in July 1996, the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market program began as an initiative to help farmers market their fruits and vegetables directly from roadside markets to consumers across the Commonwealth. Since then, the membership has expanded to include farm enterprises like greenhouses, landscape nurseries, Christmas tree farms, vineyards/wineries, and meat/cheese farm markets. 

Markets certified through this program are identified by a sign with the cornucopia logo and provides collective advertising, promotional items, educational and tour opportunities, and other marketing benefits with the intent to increase the net farm income of our member markets. Roadside Market members represent a wide variety of agricultural enterprises: greenhouse plants, landscape nurseries, produce, u-pick/u-cut, organic, grapes/wine, Christmas trees, Kentucky meats and cheeses, and a variety of agritourism destinations.  

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To apply for membership, visit kyfb.com/rfmenrollment18. Eligibility requirements, enrollment fees, and more information may be found on our website.  Kentucky Farm Bureau Membership is required to be part of the Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The deadline for the 2018 Roadside Farm Market Program is December 31, 2017.  

For questions on enrollment and the benefits of participating in the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market program, please contact Fran McCall, Commodity Specialist and Roadside Farm Market Coordinator, at (502) 495-5000, extension 7238, or by e-mail at Fran.McCall@kyfb.com.