If you’ve ever walked through the farm shed on a bustling Saturday or Sunday morning, you’ve probably noticed @scottfarmky, & not just because of their beautiful, bountiful spread of fruits & veggies. They’re the ones joking behind their table & inviting customers to join in on the fun. The people who work at Scott Farm are a family & it is easy to see that they genuinely enjoy what they do.
Jim & Cindy Scott are the head of this jovial bunch. Jim has been farming his whole life. When he was growing up, their family raised tobacco. They had a truck garden just to feed the family, & had stock on his grandparents’ farm. As he puts it, “I was out there from the time I was too small to do anything but get in the way.” They eventually stopped raising tobacco, & have been growing produce exclusively for the last 25 years. Their home farm consists of 26 acres near Burlington, Kentucky. They have multiple locations, where they farm everything you can think of throughout the year (lettuce, cabbage, corn, strawberries, onion, potatoes, beets, beans, tomatoes, bok choy, asparagus, English cucumbers, eggplant, you get the idea). Jim loves selling at Findlay Market & says that Scott Farm plans on being there for the long haul. “We have a lot of repeat business, & know a lot of customers on a first-name basis. Even if I don’t know names, I recognize faces. They know us by name, too,” says Jim. It’s all about relationships for them, & not just with the customers, but with other Market vendors as well. Jim says, “We trade a lot with Em’s Sourdough Bread, Eckerlin Meats & other merchants. Findlay Market has some of the best produce, but also the best meat shops you’d ever want. Wal-Mart has nothing on Findlay Market!” Jim even tries to keep his stand open later so that the employees of other businesses can buy produce when they finish their shifts. & that’s really what makes Scott Farm so special in the end, isn’t it? They work hard to bring customers a vast array of foods, & are always thinking of others. Staying open late, remembering customers’ names & orders. They make Findlay Market more personal &more-lighthearted; we are grateful to have them. #nationalfarmersmarketweek