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. They then began growing pickles for the Paramount Pickle plant in Louisville, Kentucky as well as strawberries for the berry association in Floyds Knobs. Later they raised a variety of produce that were taken by truck to various markets in Louisville.
Over time, the family farm slowly dwindled back to its origin, farming for personal consumption. My husband, Kenny, is the last Russell to farm this land here in Southern Indiana. We still retain our traditional farming roots by growing many varieties of fruits and vegetables.
Our primary outlet is the New Albany Farmer’s Market; we carry local produce including tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, berries, potatoes, onions, garlic, kale, apples, beans, cucumbers, pickles, several types of pepper (from the mildest to the hottest), and much more. We grow our own produce or purchase it directly from local farmers to ensure the freshest and highest quality product.
Our veggies are as naturally grown as possible, 0n our veggies like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower we use Diatomaceous Earth (DE), which is 100% organic. We found that this worked fantastic this year and will use as needed on our other veggies. Our fruit is never sprayed after the bloom sets, and no chemical process is used as a preservative. That’s why the shelf life is not that of the grocery stores. We do wash our veggies before we sell them. No pesticides or fertilizer is used on our lettuces, greens or herbs, we fertilize with rabbit and chicken poo.
You can find more information by visiting http://www.russellveggies.com.