The Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market program enrollment for 2011 is still under way.
Established in July 1996, the program began as an initiative to help farmers expand their roadside fruit and vegetable businesses into a destination that would attract consumers from across the state. Since then, membership has grown to include farm enterprises such as greenhouses, landscape nurseries, Christmas tree farms, vineyards/wineries, and meat/cheese farm markets.
Certified markets are identified by the program's cornucopia logo and listed in the annual Certified Roadside Farm Market Directory. The program also provides advertising, promotional items, education tour opportunities, and other marketing benefits.
Registration for regular enrollment in the program is $310 per market and runs through Dec. 31. Enrollment applications must be postmarked by Dec. 31 to guarantee a spot in the annual Membership Directory.
Applications are available at Kyfb.com/roadside. For questions about enrollment, benefits from participating in the Roadside Farm Market program or to request an application, contact Kara Keeton, Director of Commodity Marketing, at (502) 495-5106 or Kara.Keeton@kyfb.com.
KET offers free community cinema
KET is offering free screenings as part of the Independent Lens nationwide Community Cinema program. Movies will be shown once a month through June at 6 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library, 140 East Main Street. Panel discussions with experts on that film's topic will follow each screening.
This month's feature is The Calling, a look at young Americans preparing to become the nation's next generation of religious leaders. The movie will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday.