Farmer Spotlights

Ann Stone, Elmwood Stock Farm

Georgetown, KY – A 6th-generation family farm located on 550 acres in Scott County, Elmwood Stock Farm is a USDA Certified Organic farm that employs between 2-20 full and part-time workers, depending on the season.  We sat down with Ann Stone at her farm to learn more about organic vegetable production, as well as her involvement in the Farms to Food Banks program. Click here to read more.

 

Mary and Shane Courtney, Courtney Farms

 

 

 

 

Bagdad, KY – A first generation family farm located in Shelby County, Courtney Farms started in 2006 as a traditional tobacco farm. Today they grow corn, beans, and mixed vegetables in the fields along with their tobacco. In their pastures, they have also started raising cattle and hogs. Beyond the farm, Mary and Shane Courtney value the environment, the farmer/consumer relationship, and the people in their communities. We visited their farm to learn more about their work and involvement with the Farms to Food Banks program. Click here to read more.

Kevan Evans, Evans Orchard and Cider Mill

 

 

 

 

Georgetown, KY – a farm that was once dedicated to growing tobacco, Evans Orchard is now an orchard growing apples and peaches alongside 20 acres of vegetable gardens. Their tobacco barn now operates as their farm market where they sell products straight from the farm and also run Sweet Apple Cafe and Bakery. A beautiful farm with opportunities to pick your own produce, a playground and petting zoo for children, and festivals held in the old tobacco barn, Evans Orchard sounds like quite the fun loving farm. We visited them to learn about their involvement with the Farms to Food Banks program. Click here to read more.

Ford Waterstrat, Sustainable Harvest Farm

 

 

 

 

London, KY – A first generation, USDA certified organic family farm, Sustainable Harvest Farm has 15 acres of produce alongside fields of cattle. Today they sell their meat and produce through wholesale, farmers markets, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Through rotation of produce crops and cattle fields, this sustainable operations keeps itself operating without any chemical aid. We talked with farmer Ford Waterstrat to learn more about their operation and involvement in Farms to Food Banks. Click here to read more.