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Laurel County is Home to Two 2021 Certified Farmers’ Markets | Lifestyles

LOUISVILLE — Cornett Farm Fresh Town Store and Laurel County’s Wildcat Mountain Cheese are two of 108 Commonwealth markets accepted into the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2021 Certified Farmer’s Market Program. Opening the market this spring is Cornett Farm Fresh Town Store.

By joining the KFB Certified Farmer’s Market program, these markets are committed to providing quality products and service to their customers. Farm Bureau acceptance tells customers that this market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and marketability.

Open mid-April through October, Cornett Farm Fresh offers a variety of plants and a wide variety of vegetables, all KY Proud grown in their on-farm greenhouses. They also offer peaches, apples, oranges, melons, and sweet corn; eggs, cheeses, jams, jellies, baked goods, farm-fresh beef and pork; CBD tinctures, soft gels and creams. For more information about Cornett Farm Fresh, please call 606-657-5918 or visit www.cornettfarmfresh.com.

“While the past year has been difficult on many levels due to the pandemic, we have seen an increased awareness of locally produced food as more and more consumers have turned to their nearby KFB Certified Farmers’ Markets for experience the benefits of fresh, home-grown produce,” KFB Chairman Mark Haney said. “We look forward to continuing this trend in 2021 as this program grows and continues to benefit our market members, and all of their customers.”

Markets certified under this program are identified by the KFB Certified Farm Market logo and listed in our online directory. The program also provides group advertising, promotional items, educational tour opportunities and other marketing benefits with the goal of increasing net farm income in member markets.

The KFB Certified Farm Market Rack Card is available at Kentucky Welcome Centers, State Resort Parks, local Chambers of Commerce/Tourism Centers, and County Farm Bureau offices. Consumers can also visit the KFB Certified Farmer’s Market website – kyfb.com/certified – for a full list of markets or download the KFB app.

KFB proudly celebrates its 26th year of offering the Certified Farmer’s Market program. To learn more, visit kyfb.com/certified, email [email protected] or “Like” the Certified Farmer’s Market Facebook page at facebook.com/KYCertifiedFarmMarket.