The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

June 10, 2014

Take the tour to ‛Meet Your Farmers’

RICHMOND — As a follow-up to last week’s article about the Meet Your Farmers Tour on June 28, I wanted to provide a list of the farms which will be featured.

Baldwin Farms

Baldwin Farms has 11 acres of pumpkins and 2,500 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.

The Madison County Natural Resource Conservation Office will be on hand with information about rain barrels and raised beds.

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, and soybeans and clover.

EKU – Stateland Dairy at Meadowbrook Farms

Stateland Dairy was founded in 1912 to help train students. This farm is a working dairy that milks 50 to 60 cows twice a day. They also have baby calves, a swine operation, beef cattle and sheep.

Madison County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee will be at this stop with information on farm safety.

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 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Lowes in Richmond. From mid-June through July, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.

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 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information on each of these stops, go to and click on the link for the “Meet Your Farmers Tour.” Or you like us on Facebook at You may also call the Madison County Extension Office at 623-4072.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.


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