The Kentucky Farm Bureau Directory of Kentucky Certified Roadside Farm Markets, 2008 issue, complete with a map describing locations, products, produce and services throughout Kentucky, is now available. The three Madison County roadside farm markets listed are:
■ The Acres of Land Winery, 2285 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond. Open year-round, the vineyard offers seasonal vegetables, a restaurant, gift shop and tours.
■ Baldwin Farms, 1113 Tates Creek Road, Richmond, with seasonal vegetables, features their own salsa, sorghum and chow-chow plus seasonal and holiday decorations and school tours as the pumpkins ripen. Call (859) 582 5785.
■ The Warren Farm Greenhouse, 2325 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, has hanging baskets/pouches, perennials, pumpkins, and a gift shop with bird houses, wind chimes and garden accessories.
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
The United Way Success by 6 initiative has partnered with community leaders to announce that they will bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Madison County. The Imagination Library Story Time, featuring adults reading to children, takes place July 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Madison County Public Library in Richmond, 507 West Main Street.
One million visitors
On July 9, 2008, Phil Powless and his family became the one millionth visitor to the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea. Powless, his wife Tanya, and their three children, from London, Ontario, stopped to visit the center en route to Kentucky Kingdom. They were presented with a Kentucky gift basket by Lindy Casebier, executive director of the Office of Arts and Cultural Heritage Cabinet. The Center, just off Interstate 75 at exit 77 in Berea, opened on July 31, 2003.
Volunteer workers are still needed for the Little Ones Fall/Winter Consignment Sale that will be on Aug. 1 and 2 at the First United Methodist Church in Richmond. Workers can shop the sale a day early. Proceeds benefit ministries and individual families. Call (859) 623-7076.