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Fruit, veggies and more at local Farmers Market
In June 19 Issue
Russell County News
By Kim Graham, RCN Reporter

Locavores rejoice! Russell County Farmers Market is back with locally grown fruit, vegetables, meats, and flowers.

Located at the corner of Lakeway Dr. and South Hwy 127, the farmers market is open Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. June through September.

“We’re looking forward to serving everyone this year,” said Dave Rings, Russell County Farmers Market president. “Our members are working hard to bring farm fresh produce and meats to your table.”

David and Bonnie Rings own and operate Bonair Farms on 1288 Frontage Rd. in Russell Springs. The operation runs 40 head of brood cows, their calves and a Chiangus bull.

“We sell meat from home year round but we look forward to each season selling our beef at the farmers market,” said Rings. “This year, we’ll also sell you some tomatoes to go with your steak.”

Rings said they are raising a larger garden this year and selling vegetables at the farmers market for the first time.

This year, the market has 20 members including longtime members Rasty and Diane Andrew of Creelsboro who grow and sell everyone’s favorites from tomatoes, beans, and corn to blueberries, black berries, and watermelons.

 “You name it and we probably grow it. I’ve already had people calling me about yellow watermelons,” said Rasty Andrew. “I didn’t have any planted so I told them I’d plant some.”

In their second year at the farmers market, Mike and Junetta West who own and operate The Covered Wagon greenhouse, are offering specials on plants.

“We have all our plants at buy one get one free since it’s so late in the growing season,” said Junetta West. “We have a new crop of Mountain Fresh tomato plants and pumpkin plants for sale at the greenhouse.”

The West family also grows many vegetables for sale including tomatoes, peppers, and watermelons. This year, West said they’re trying an old variety of cucumber called White Midget.

Grand opening at the farmers market is Friday June 25th featuring lunches of pulled pork, baked beans, and potato chips for $5 each. All profits will support the Russell County Farmers Market.

Food shoppers looking for locally harvested meats and produce can come to the farmers market to buy farm fresh goods and get acquainted with the folks who grow their food.

For more information regarding the Russell County Farmers Market, call Dave Rings at 270-585-3500.

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