VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – With many families still shouldering the financial burden of coronavirus layoffs and cutbacks, a versailles farm offers a unique way to ease some of the pressure.
“If we can get a healthy dinner on plates a couple days a week… that’s good enough for us,” Adrienne Eggum says.
Stonehedge Farm Produce is offering a pay what you can or free if need be vegetable stand.
Owner Adrienne Eggum says they always have extra produce, they usually give it to Glean Kentucky.
Eggum says, “A lot of their partner agencies are currently closed because of COVID-19 so we are holding back a little bit of our extra produce to give to the community directly instead of through Glean.”
Stonehedge farm has 200 acres, that includes between 7 and 10 acres of fresh vegetables, a couple hundred head of cattle, and a couple hundred quail.
In addition to their own roadside stand, they sell beef, vegetables and quail eggs at the Lexington Farmers Market. Right now is a prime season.
“It’s going to be cabbage, broccoli, greens, squash, zucchini and cucumbers. Later in the season there will be peppers and eggplant as well,” Eggum says.
The stand generates about $200 a day. That’s split among their six employees. As long as it has extra produce, Stonehedge will keep doing this from 8 a.m. until dark on Mondays and Thursdays at 1204 Kidds Mill Road in Versailles.