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1103 West Stockton Street   |   P.O. Box 116   |   Edmonton, Kentucky 42129   |   Phone: (270) 432-2601

Welcome to the official Kentucky Blueberry Growers Association located in South Central Kentucky. We are a cooperative for local farmers with the motto "Cooperation, Not Competition".      

The Kentucky Blueberry Growers Association, Inc. (KBGA) is your information and contact source for fresh handpicked blueberries grown in Kentucky.  KBGA also has packaging supplies available for farmers' to meet their small and bulk market needs.  Every June, KBGA also hosts the annual Blueberry Festival in Edmonton, KY.

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'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!

History

Husband and wife team, Larry Martin Sr. and Jenni Martin moved to Kentucky from Michigan in March, 1995. They drove away with five U-Haul trucks, some stacked to the ceiling with blueberry plants and others with personal belongings. They could not believe how happy the blueberry plants were in Kentucky's climate - they were growing like weeds! They continued to expand their product. According to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at the time of their move, Larry and Jenni had brought more blueberry bushes with them than were in the entire state of Kentucky to that date! Word soon spread and people wanted to see what these "Northeners" were doing, and often wanted to purchase a few plants on their visits.

In 2002, Kentucky Blueberry Growers Association (KBGA) was launched with a simple survey, membership drive, a newsletter and a meeting. The KBGA has since grown into 200+ members within Kentucky and even some surrounding states. Each year since, the KBGA has hosted the family-friendly Kentucky Blueberry Festival in downtown Edmonton and is a favorite of Metcalfe County residents and beyond. You can now visit KBGA's warehouse at 1101 W. Stockton St. in Edmonton, KY.

Larry and Jenni have retired and sold the business to BestGro, LLC., a christian family owned and operated business based in California.  With farms across the nation, including a 10 acre Certified Organic bluberry farm in Burkesville, KY, the new owners are eager to steer KBGA in the Organic direction.  As of 2015, KBGA is a Certified Organic processing facility and market fruit to locally community member, KY public schools and to groceries in nearby cities.