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Oldham county farms shine in Kentucky farm bureau program

Oldham county farms shine in Kentucky farm bureau program

By Blake Jackson

Three Oldham County farms - Caywoodland Farm, Rootbound Farm, and Sherwood Acres Beef - are celebrating their acceptance into the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Farm Market Program for 2024. This program signifies their commitment to providing top-notch products and upholding the highest standards in quality, freshness, and customer appeal.

Located in Crestwood, Caywoodland Farm offers a vibrant selection of farm-fresh vegetables, from beets and turnips to peppers and sweet corn. Customers can also find freezer beef and pork alongside jarred goods and eggs.

Just a short drive from Louisville, Rootbound Farm brings the bounty of certified organic produce, eggs, and meat (lamb and chicken) to the table. They offer convenient options - Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions, online ordering, and participation in other farmers' markets.

Sherwood Acres Beef, situated in LaGrange, raises Scottish Belted Galloway and Galloway cattle on natural pastures. Their commitment to humane treatment extends to avoiding hormones, steroids, and antibiotics.

Cattle are fed primarily on grass, supplemented with corn and soy hulls for finishing. Customers can purchase USDA-inspected, dry-aged, and vacuum-sealed cuts throughout the year. Farm tours can also be arranged.

KFB President Eddie Melton is enthusiastic about the program's growth, reflecting the rising demand for locally sourced food. This initiative connects consumers with exceptional producers across the state.

The KFB Certified Farm Market program provides member farms with valuable resources like collective advertising, promotional materials, educational tours, and marketing support - all aimed at boosting their net income.

Consumers can easily identify these certified markets by the KFB logo and find them through online directories or the KFB Certified Farm Market Rack Card available at various locations.

This program fosters a win-win situation for both farmers and consumers, ensuring access to fresh, high-quality local produce and supporting sustainable agricultural practices in Kentucky.

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