Enrollment starts for 2016 roadside farm market program

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Agriculture officials say the ad campaign includes video and radio spots as well as limited TV and print advertising.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The season for Kentucky’s roadside farm markets is continuing, but plans are under way for next year’s market season.

The Kentucky Farm Bureau says enrollment has started for the 2016 Certified Roadside Farm Market program.

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Started in 1996, the program began as a way to help farmers market their fruits and vegetables directly from roadside markets to consumers. Since then, membership has expanded to include greenhouses, landscape nurseries, Christmas tree farms, vineyards/wineries and meat/cheese farm markets.

Markets certified through the program are identified by a sign with the cornucopia logo and listed in the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Certified Roadside Farm Market Directory. The program also provides collective advertising, promotional items and education tour opportunities.

 



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