Meet your Farmers Tour on June 28th

uk-ag-extensionDowntown Richmond is so excited to participate in the upcoming MEET YOUR FARMERS TOUR on June 28, 2014, presented by the UK College of Agriculture Food and Environment Cooperative Extension Service of Madison County.  Tour participants will get special discounts on purchase at the Downtown Richmond Farmers Market on June 28th.  Take the tour!

See where local foods are produced and sold.

Agriculture is important to Madison County! Come see where your food is grown and sold by participating in the Meet Your Farmers Tour!

This self guided driving tour will feature five farms and three farmers’ markets around the county that are producing milk, beef, vegetables, or honey.  There will be Food, Door Prizes, and More!farmers-tour1

Event Information

Date & Time:  Saturday, June 28, 2014 @ 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Farm Tour Stops:

Downtown Richmond Farmers Market:  Madison County’s newest market offers homegrown vegetables & fruits, seeds, baked goods, goats milk soap and lotions, honey, jams and jellies, eggs, and crafts. Food vendors offer coffee,  hot dogs, and Kettle Corn. This market is open on Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm and is located on  First Street in Richmond.

Berea Farmers Market:   At the Berea Farmers Market, you will find fresh organic and heirloom produce, fruit, pastured meats, herbs, canned goods, local honey, baked goods, mushrooms, flours and grains, and plants and flowers. This market also has hand crafted art.  Located on the lawn of the Berea College Farm Store, you can continue your shopping inside for more regional, fresh, frozen and packaged goods making this a well-rounded, local food market. Hours for this market are Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Madison County Farmers Market:  The Madison County Farmer’s Market has been serving Madison County with fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, crafts, honey, and flowers for nearly 20 years. Hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to noon in the parking lot of Lowes in Richmond and in mid-June through July from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursdays on the campus of EKU. Interested in learning more about bee keeping? During the tour the Madison County Beekeepers Association will be set up at this market.

Baldwin Farms:  Baldwin Farms has 11 acres of pumpkins and 2500 tomatoes planted using plastic mulch and drip lines for irrigation. This farm also grows sweet corn, candy onions, broccoli, peppers, melons, beans and other summer produce for the Madison County Farmer’s Market, on-farm market, and several commercial outlets.

Berea College Gardens and Greenhouses:  The tour of the Berea College Gardens and Greenhouse will highlight certified organic vegetable and fruit production, a produce packing shed, and a composting program. This is a working farm and learning laboratory for Berea College students, who provide the primary labor source on the farm.

Berea College Farm Hunt Acres:  A walking tour of the farm will include meat goats, beef cattle, pasture pigs, pasture layers and pasture broilers. Along the driveway the farm has planted pig forages (plants pigs eat) which include oats and peas, turnips and fodder rape and soybeans and clover.


EKU- Stateland Dairy at Meadowbrook Farms:  
Stateland Dairy was founded in 1912 to help educate students of EKU. This farm is a working dairy that milks 50-60 cows twice a day. They also have baby calves, a swine operation, beef cattle and sheep.

Turpin Farm:  Turpin Farm is a fourth generation beef cattle farm featuring an Angus cross cow-calf operation.  This stop will include a display of various types of cattle feed, farm equipment display, and beef promotional material from the Kentucky Beef Council. A hamburger meal from the Madison County Beef Cattle Association will be available for purchase from 11 am to 1 pm.

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