Perrytown Produce is located in Scottsville, Kentucky, only 12 miles from beautiful Barren River Lake. This group of Mennonite farmers have been cultivating fruits and vegetables since 1979. They produce a wide range of products including tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, squash, eggplant, pickling cucumbers and hard squash.
In the Fall, they are one of the largest producers of acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squash in the region. Herb Hoover is the manager of this 30-farm coop.
The land that Cedar Point Farm calls home has been in Joel Wilson’s family for over 150 years and has always been used for some type of farming. In 2000, Joel planted the farm’s first fresh-market vegetable crops and has been building on that foundation ever since.
Joel’s family story began during that very first year of farming vegetables. A young lady named Beth was researching bell pepper production for her master’s degree in horticulture and found herself working alongside Joel as a part of her education. Joel says, “I courted her under the oak tree in the bell pepper field.” Their shared interest in agriculture drew them together and it wasn’t long until they were husband and wife. Later, they expanded their family to include two daughters who help out on the farm between school and activities. Although bell peppers are Joel’s specialty, his farm also provides Lipman’s customers with cucumbers and roma tomatoes.
Joel Wilson currently serves as the president of the Kentucky Vegetable Grower’s Association.