Welcome to the official Kentucky Blueberry Growers
Spring Member Association Meeting
Saturday, April 11th at
10am Central Time at the
Metcalfe County Extension Office located at 422 East
St. Edmonton, KY 42129.
There are many changes happening at the KBGA. Larry is
retiring. Please know that the KBGA has been sold and the new
owners will be presenting a new format to purchasing and marketing.
Organic Growing will be a key note in the presentation. It is of utmost
importance you attend the meeting or have a representative attend on your
behalf. Feel free to bring guests or farmers of other fruits and
The KBGA has been working to develop blueberry, blackberry and strawberry
value-added products with the help of University of Kentucky's Food Systems
Innovation Center. We are pleased to be bringing our first blueberry product to
market: the Blueberry Oatmeal Bar. We are so excited to have sample
orders from 27 different school systems in Kentucky for this delicious new
product. Watch for more products just on the horizon.
Grand Opening of the Kentucky Blueberry Growers
Association's new Blueberry Marketing and Warehouse facility in April-2013!
Blueberry Farms for Sale!!!
"Cooperation, Not Competition"
Welcome to the official Kentucky Blueberry Growers Association located in South
Central Kentucky. We are a cooperative for local farmers.
The Kentucky Blueberry Growers Association, Inc. (KBGA) is your information
and contact source for fresh handpicked blueberries, blackberries, strawberries
and U-pick farms in and around Kentucky. Since 2008, the KBGA supplies packaging
and labels for blueberry growers. KBGA has association-specific packaging for
its members and generic packaging for non members.
The KBGA is a for-profit company that was formed in 2002 by Mr. and Mrs.
Larry Martin Sr. to create an organized base for Blueberry growers in Kentucky.
The KBGA is used for informational purposes associated with growing and
marketing of blueberries. It is also a place where people can ask questions,
share information, resources and experiences. Although the KBGA was originally formed with the idea of helping Kentucky based growers,
it now has members from surrounding states.
The KBGA sends E-mail updates to members, holds meetings, encourages ideas
and suggestions, provides equipment for member use, promotes blueberries through
such things as the annual Blueberry Festival held in Edmonton (Metcalfe county),
Kentucky, and has a goal of being able to offer blueberry growers the supplies
and equipment they need at a reduced cost. Members of the KBGA are offered opportunities to learn from and work with fellow growers. The KBGA is pleased to be a part of this fast growing agricultural opportunity and will do all it can to develop markets and to promote the blueberry industry in Kentucky and surrounding states.
Member E-mail updates are used to help our members with commonly known
problems or answer common questions. We use E-mail as a means of offering our products to the growers as well as passing on valuable information on common issues, facts, and other blueberry related news and ideas. It is the intention of the KBGA to have this remain a low cost service to the supporting members of the association.
The KBGA's current headquarters are in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. It is the
KBGA's goal to help with the organization of blueberry growers by making
available valuable information on grants, markets, and supplies. The KBGA also
aims to be one of the grower's main sources for help and resources in the blueberry industry.
Our members are the backbone of the association. The success of this
organization is linked directly to them and their success as growers. Thank you
to all of our current and future members!