Our Farmers

Katie O’s Garden

Katie O’s Garden is a small, family farm located in scenic Shelby County and is a member of the Kentucky Proud and Rooted In Shelby programs. The farm offers many varieties of fresh vegetables and fruit, specializing in heirloom and open seeded cultivars. Kathy and Mark Jarvis strive to provide the community with nutritious and local produce that is visually appealing through Farmers Markets, CSAs and direct sales. They utilize sustainable practices such as rotating crops, growing many types of vegetables, sowing cover crops, using Organic Certified Seed or their own saved seed, and not using chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. Their produce includes asparagus, lettuces, peas, blackberries, summer and fall squash, cucumbers, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, okra, greens, melons and green beans. They also offer cool weather crops and make jams and breads from their produce. See what is growing at https://www.facebook.com/Katie-Os-Garden.

Lynn & Sylvia’s Fruit & Vegetables

Lynn & Sylvia have been a vendor since 2009, offering customers seasonal fruit and vegetables starting in early spring with their renowned asparagus. Though they are not organically certified, they practice organic gardening and offer organic grade products to Shelby County.

Suzi and Butch Rice

Suzi provides the market with delicious preserved products such as blackberry jam, bread and butter pickles, pickled squash and hot or mild salsa. She also sells fresh blackberries and specialty tomatoes when they are in season. Occasionally, she has cut flowers, plants and flower bulbs ready to plant. Suzi says, “I really enjoy the market. It is social hour for me. I have met so many great people that I never would have met had it not been for the market.”

2 Country Chicks

2 Country Chicks was started in 2010 by a dynamic pair of sisters, raised right here in Shelby County. Wanda Hawkins and Kathy Wallace got their start on their mother’s beautiful dairy farm located in Finchville, KY. The pair still lives in Finchville and are still farming on the family farm, Carlile Acres. When they are not at their day jobs, they can be found working late nights in the fields with the cattle or in their multiple gardens. The sisters raise free range chickens, vegetables, fruits and beef cattle. You can find them at the market every week with fresh vegetables, free range eggs, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and delicious homemade goods like jams, jellies, pasta sauce and salsa. Drop by the Farmers’ Market and meet these two fun country chicks!