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Farmers/Vendors

Elkhorn Botanicals

Elkhorn Botanicals sells annual and perennial bedding plants, heirloom vegetable plants and culinary herbs.   

Cedar Ring Greens

Our farm is located on Old Owenton Road about five miles from downtown Frankfort.  We are in our eighth season of selling at the Franklin County Farmers Market, and our third season living and farming on our own land.  As Ella, our daughter,  might tell you, we share our farm with a cat, a dog, 12 chickens, lots of bees, beetles, caterpillars, spiders, earthworms and lots of other soil life, birds, mice, an increasing number of native trees and plants, more bindweed than we wish, and raccoons, possums, deer, and blue herons who pass through.

 
At Cedar Ring Greens, we focus on growing

Mefford Family Farms

 

In the mid 1990’s, my brother, Ivan Mefford, visited the Houston Livestock Show in Houston, Texas, and saw Belgian Blue cattle for the first time.  He was so impressed that he managed to convince the family here in Kentucky to start raising them.  We became Mefford Family Farms, Inc., and began raising and showing registered, fullblood Belgian Blue cattle.  By 1999, we were also raising crossbred Belgian Blues (much more affordable) to market beef, under the name Bluegrass Meadows Beef.  In 2001, we obtained necessary permits to begin selling our beef at the Franklin County Farmers Market.

Hutcherson Family Farm

Bobby grew up on our farm which is located on Steadmantown Lane near Peaks Mill—I grew up on a dairy farm in Monroe County.  The farm backs up to one of the deepest parts of Elkhorn Creek.  Here we raise 20 acres or so of produce including triple sweet white corn, various varieties of tomatoes, green beans, watermelons, and cantaloupes, just to name a few. 

We get help from our son Lincoln and several of our family members.  Our tenant Antonio also lives on the farm and picks for us daily.  Most of the crops are on black plastic with an irrigation drip system supplied with well water.

Blackberry Heaven

When I am in the garden in the evening, a pileated woodpecker often swoops in to its home in a sycamore tree along the branch nearby.  If the boys aren’t swimming too bois­terously, frog will start singing in the pond.  Flycatchers roost; bats come out for insects.  Farther on in the dusky woods, mush­room logs begin to fruit.  And under the mulch and under­ground, earthworms keep good company with the roots of the plants we grow.

My husband, Tim, and I live on 67 mostly wooded acres north of Peaks Mill with our sons, Phillip (9) and Eric (6).  We farm less than an acre, and we raise

Happy Jack's Pumpkin Farm

Since 1996, Richard and Lee Ann Jones and their sons David and Adam, have grown vegetables and raised goats, cows and a few exotic animals on their Frankfort farm.  Their farm is located on Hickman Hill Road east of town along the Elkhorn Creek.

They grow an amazing variety of fresh vegetables--including pumpkins--and sell at several markets and at the farm.  

Wagonloads of Family Fun!!  Happy Jack's Pumpkin Farm is located at 966 Hickman Hill Road in Frankfort.

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Brown's Beer Cheese

Brown's Tastee Beer Cheese is made in Woodford County at a certified kitchen using a blend of several cheeses, spices and BEER.  It is stored and distributed from our farm in Anderson County. 

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