Way back in September I asked my friends and patrons to check out our local newspaper, The New Albany Tribune and vote  for their favorites on the Floyd County Reader’s Choice ballot.   Well I guess everyone voted….because Russell Veggies was voted the BEST. Thanks for all those who voted.  Here is what was printed back in October in The New Albany Tribune…

2010 Floyd County Reader's Choice

Russell Veggies

Best Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Thank you for voting Russell Veggies the 2010 Reader’s Choice Winner for Best Fresh Fruit and Vegetables!

A family farm for more than 50 years, Russell’s started as a traditional farm located in Floyd County, Indiana growing vegetables primarily for personal consumption by the family. We then began growing pickles for the Paramount Pickle plant in Louisville, Kentucky as well as strawberries for the berry association in Floyds Knobs. Later we raised a variety of produce taken by truck to various markets in Louisville.

Over time, our family farm slowly dwindled back to its origin, farming for personal consumption. My husband, Kenny, is the last Russell to farm this land. We have retained our traditional farming roots by growing many varieties of fruits and vegetables offering fresh produce, including Heirloom tomatoes, yellow squash, berries, potatoes, onions, garlic, kale, apples, beans, cucumbers, pickles, several types of peppers (from the mildest to the hottest), and much more.

It’s been a long, hot, great summer for the New Albany Farmer’s Market. Thanks to everyone who attended the market and supported Russell Veggies. We look forward to seeing you again in May 2011. Please continue to check our website for additional information. I will continue to post recipes, helpful gardening tips, updates at the farm and available produce schedules. We will have fresh eggs available throughout the winter, if you need any please contact us.

We appreciate customers who support their local farm markets, and we strive to provide the best quality, selection and prices in Southern Indiana.

See you next season,

Val & Kenny Russell

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