Gallrein Farms is a Founding Member of the St. Matthews Farmers Market.
Located on Vigo Road in Shelbyville, KY, and in business since the 1920s through 5 generations of Gallreins, the Farm offers all kinds of fruits and vegetables, flowers, plants, and herbs. Their fresh popped kettlecorn is a tried and true market favorite.
In the late 1920s, Edward Gallrein, Sr. started a dairy farm in Jefferson County with 17 dairy cows and grew the herd to over 400. His son, William Sr., bought a larger operation in Shelbyville in 1972 and diversified to include grain, vegetables, and tobacco. By the mid 1980s the family focused solely on raising vegetables. Bill Jr., and his wife Randie, opened the farm store 30 years ago to sell directly to customers and to make a visit to the farm a special occasion. Today Bill Jr. and Bill Sr. continue to operate the farm together.
Gallrein offers activities at the farm in spring, summer, and fall. Spring blooms at Gallrein by mid-April and nine greenhouses are filled with flowers. Hot house vegetables are ready in early spring and bedding and vegetable plants abound. They grow acres and acres of strawberries which mature in late May. You can pick them yourself or buy them by the basket. Corn comes in high summer season and Gallrein is known for its sweet, tender varieties. You can also find squash, green beans, homegrown tomatoes, okra, potatoes, berries, fresh jams and jellies, and honey. An onsite bakery offers homemade fudge, sweets of all types, cakes, and pies. Beginning in July, they will offer lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join Gallrein at the Farmers Market or at the Farm. https://gallreinfarms.com/
We value all our farms and vendors. Founding Members who are still active:
Coulters Good Earth Farm
Full Heart Farm
Gypsy Ridge Farms
Harmony Fields Farm
Holy Branch Farm
Triple J Farm