Burton's Nursery & Garden Center a 2011 'Roadside Farm Market'

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Burton's Nursery & Garden Center of Taylor County is one of the 98 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2011 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Burton's Nursery & Garden Center has committed to offering quality products and service to its customers. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that Burton's Nursery & Garden Center meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

Burton's Nursery & Garden Center sells a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables from April through October at its location 2 miles north of Campbellsville on Saloma Road. In addition to a variety of ornamental trees, Burton's offers customers annual and perennial bedding plants, hanging baskets and garden supplies. They also offer u-pick blackberries, strawberries, beans and corn in season.

"The Certified Roadside Farm Market Program was established to help our farmers generate local interest in the wide array of products they produce on the family farm," said Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau.

"Along with promotional efforts designed to attract consumers, the program also partners with farm market owners to educate the public about the importance of locally grown and produced products."

Brochures that list all of the Certified Roadside Farm Markets across the state are available at Kentucky welcome centers, state resort parks, local chambers of commerce/tourism centers and county Farm Bureau offices. Consumers can also go to the 2011 Certified Roadside Farm Market website for a complete list of markets at kyfb.com/roadside.

For more information on Burton's Nursery & Garden Center, call 789-1239. To learn more about the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, e-mail roadside@kyfb.com or visit kyfb.com/roadside.