For members of the Purdue University Good Earth Master Gardeners, the February 12th meeting will feature Kim Bryant, owner/operator of the organically certified Bryant Farm in Ellettsville, Indiana. Kim will be discussing vegetable production from seed, as well as management of her farm-to-market operation.
The farm produces: arugula, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, Chinese greens, cucumber, eggplant, green beans, green onions, chile peppers, lettuce, potatoes, pumpkins, salad greens, spinach, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, winter squash
“Bryant Farm … produces organically certified fruits and vegetables. Owned by Rex and Kim Bryant, Bryant Farm is almost completely family-run, with their intern Sasha helping out. The farm covers 11 acres and grows everything from eggplant to green beans. Rex is a electrician and Kim worked in a factory as they were raising their three daughters. Kim started growing a few items in the backyard for the family. As it continued to grow, they both made the decision for Kim to leave her job and farm full-time.” — State House Market
“About Bryant Farm: We are a family owned and operated farm, located in Ellettsville. At Saturday markets you’ll find myself, Kim, daughters Jessica, Jade, and Katie, and son Michael. We started attending the Bloomington market in 2003. This is our 11th season. With each year we have been able to offer more vegetables each season. Along with the Bloomington markets on Saturdays we also attend the original Farmers Market on Wednesday, and the Statehouse Market on Thursdays each week in Indianapolis. Each vegetable we offer is started at the farm from seed. The feeding program we follow is the Fox Farm schedule. As far as pest and fungi control we use Neem Oil. Both of these practices are OMRI approved. My favorite crops to grow are cauliflower, because it is challenging, and eggplants because they are beautiful. Come see us at the Saturday Farmers’ Market!” — City of Bloomington, Indiana