Last week, I launched my official guide to Shelby County, Kentucky – be sure to check out that post here. I hinted at the fact that more was to come regarding my time at Gallrein Farms and today is the day!
Gallrein Farms is a local, family-owned operation that specializes in sweet corn. However, their reach spans to great extents!
In their market, you can buy Kentucky-grown watermelons, peppers, melons, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and more. There is a large selection of honey, which is gathered from their beehives. Homemade doughnuts will greet you, as well – be sure to pick up a box! You can purchase cabbage, peaches, onions, meats, you name it; when they advertise themselves as a full-service market, they mean it to the greatest extent of the word.
Offerings change seasonally via availability, so be sure to stop in often. I know I’ll be needing some apple cider in the coming months!
Come to the farm hungry because they also have a cafe that serves lunch from 11-2, Monday-Saturday. I was impressed by the multitude of offerings housed in the vicinity; everything that I tried was delicious!
Fortunately, I was invited into the kitchen to prepare a corn + avocado salsa with one of the cooks; y’all, this is such a simple, refreshing, and flavorful combination. It’s perfect for the end of summer and would be a delicious dip to have at your next party. Trust me when I say that it is two thumbs up!
My philosophy with food can best be described as elevated simplicity; if you can impress with ease, I say go for it! Gallrein Farms does this really well, which is largely why I love them so much.
Gallrein Farms Corn & Avocado Salsa
- 4 ears of Gallrein Farms corn (raw)
- 4 tomatoes
- 2 avocados
- 1 red onion
- Fresh lemon juice, to taste
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Handful of cilantro, chopped
Start with a large mixing bowl. Slice corn off of the cobs, finely dice the tomatoes and onion, cube the avocado. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Chop cilantro and stir well. Serve with tortilla chips.
If you are looking for your next Kentucky road trip, look no further than Shelbyville, KY – this is the place to be!
For more recommendations, click here – and don’t forget to stop at Gallrein Farms. Tell them that I sent ya!
As always, Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living.
Y’all come back now, ya hear?
FTC: This is a commissioned post; all opinions are my own.