Reid’s Orchard values presence at Farmers’ Market, chance to reach more customers

August 21, 2022 | 12:08 am

Updated August 20, 2022 | 7:02 pm

Katie Clark shows off fresh peaches from Reid's Orchard at the Owensboro Regional Farmers' Market. | Photo by Bella Sailors

Reid’s Orchard was one of the first vendors at the Owensboro Regional Farmers’ Market, and they’ve been selling their produce there ever since. 

The market wasn’t the beginning of Reid’s entrepreneurial journey — as they have been in business for 149 years — but they still make a priority out of setting up a booth and selling to attendees on Saturdays. 

“I love interacting with the public and seeing the same faces every Saturday that we’re here,” said Katie Clark. “The environment is really awesome here as well. The atmosphere, the music, and the other food vendors make it fun.”

Clark is in charge of the storefront and is most often the face people see at the market. She said she not only enjoys the customers, but she is also thankful for the staff that ensure the market runs smoothly week after week. 

“All of the people here are great. The staff that takes care of the Farmers’ Market and the manager are all awesome to work with,” Clark said. 

Clark said that having the opportunity to sell at the market is a blessing in more ways than one, as it gives customers a location closer to town to purchase Reid’s products. However, Clark said that visiting their storefront is a worthy experience for those who can make it out. 

“There are customers who don’t have transportation out to the orchard, so they can get our produce at the Farmers’ Market,” Clark said. “However, we do open up our orchard so people can see exactly where our produce is grown. That way they know it’s fresh, local, and tastes great.”

The farm is running as smooth as ever after more than a century of service to the Owensboro area, and they don’t plan on slowing down any time soon, as the family-owned business has remained dedicated to honoring the Reid legacy through the years. 

“I am the fifth generation and I am very blessed to work right beside every member of my family,” Clark said. “I love the orchard life and enjoy sharing it with my boys.”

To learn more about Reid’s Orchard, visit their website here.

August 21, 2022 | 12:08 am

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