CAMP DICK — State Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer and Rep. Lonnie Napier made a special visit Saturday to the Marksbury Farm Market’s 12,000-square-foot meat processing and distribution facility on U.S. 27.
Comer and Napier, who described themselves as long-time friends, said they wanted to learn more about the locally-owned business that opened in August 2010.
“I wanted to visit one of the most successful agricultural businesses in the state during my visit to Garrard County,” Comer said.
Preston Correll of Stanford, one of the owners of Marksbury Farm Market, gave Comer and Napier a tour of the plant and said he was honored by the opportunity to do so. The company processes and distributes only meat and eggs from locally grown animals that are treated humanely.
Napier said he was pleased to hear that Marksbury Farm Market was supporting local farmers at its plant as well as at its retail market on U.S. 34.
“We’re pleased to have folks committed to fresh good food and employing local workers,” Napier said.
Comer, a former state representative, and Napier, who is retiring at the end of his term, also planned to attend a campaign event for Republican Jonathan Shell, a Garrard farmer who is running against Berea entrepreneur and Democrat Bradley “Bud” Montgomery to fill Napier’s seat.