A true Kentuckian born and raised, it’s no exaggeration to say that Kathy Shadburne Reed has farming in her genes. While she was growing up, Kathy’s dad was a farmer and agriculture sales representative, and today her family still owns an agriculture consulting business in western Kentucky where her dad works as a certified crop consultant.
An avid gardener with a passion for growing and producing wholesome foods for her family to enjoy, Kathy dabbled in sustainable living for years, making her own baby food for her three children and canning and preserving vegetables and fruits. In 2011, her passion for earth-friendly farming blossomed into Maple Morning Farm, a co-op farm designed to help other families share in a harvest of local, ecologically-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables.
A planner by nature, Kathy has used Maple Morning Farm to help people discover the rewards of a direct, personal connection between earth, food, family and community.
“With busy lifestyles and children’s activities, you have to plan your meals. This concept brought about my meal plan portion of the business – the farm cart. I was blessed with a mother who always put priority on family dinners and teaching us the importance of good healthy food. My mom and Aunt Tina taught me everything I need to know about providing healthy food that tastes good for my family – from growing it, to cooking it, to preserving and canning it. Food provides comfort and is one way we all still have to bring families together and show our love. I enjoy hearing about families following the meal plans and enjoying the dinners. This is my passion in motion. This is Maple Morning Farm.”
Kathy Shadburne Reed
Your Local Farmer
Maple Morning Farm