Trunnell’s Farm Market is ending one of their busiest growing seasons by giving back to the community. Their latest community service endeavor, ‘50 Bags for 50 Families’ is a week-long process where they will station mobile produce stands across Owensboro to provide fresh produce to families who might otherwise not be able to buy it.
Owner, Kevin Trunnell decided there are far too many benefits of eating fresh produce to limit its availability to specific areas.
“Growing up and even as an adult before we commercialized our farm, we’ve always taken fresh produce from our garden for granted,” he said. “Many people don’t have the resources to grow their own produce, so we want to share with them.”
Trunnell is hopeful that access to their fresh produces might inspire better eating habits and encourage kids to try new things.
That first bite into a farm-fresh, juicy, tomato or a side helping of peach-creamed corn triggers happiness for many people, Trunnell said he is trying to not exclude anyone.
“We had a lot of rain early which really helped things this season,” he said. “We have a bountiful harvest, more than we can sell, so why not share?”
Each produce stand features 50 bags of fresh produce that includes a wide array of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. Additionally, Texas Roadhouse decided to get on board by donating dinner rolls to also be dispensed at each location.
“Without them WBKR, this event would not be possible,” Trunnell said. “They assisted us in every aspect and played an important role in getting permission from the city and the locations to even do it.”
The locations and times are as follows:
Monday: Chautauqua Park (3-4 p.m.)
Tuesday: Former Thruston Playground, Kentucky 144 (3-4 p.m.)
Thursday: Center Piece parking lot, behind Towne Square Mall (3-4 p.m.)
Friday: Kendall Perkins Park (1-2 p.m.) and Cravens Pool parking lot (2:30-3:30 p.m.)
“We are a for-profit business, but we want to support the community that continues to support us,” Trunnell said. “We hope that ‘50 Bags for 50 Families’ will inspire people in several ways. Good produce is for everyone to enjoy.”