TRIGG ENTERPRISES, INC (TRIGENT)
Trigg Enterprises, Inc
527 South Lewis Street
Glasgow, KY 42141
Producers: Cedric, Chris, Erron, Rodney and Joe Trigg
The town of Glasgow lies within beautiful Barren County, a modest farming community of about 14,000 residents located in south central Kentucky. A recent article entitled “Best Places To Live In Rural America,” The Progressive Farmer magazine rated Barren Co. KY 1st and it continues to rank at the top of KY’s agriculture production. 1 Good news for Joe Trigg who recently retired from the Air Force and seems happy to be where he is. After all, he’s been buying land and farming for almost 25 years in Glasgow. “Our whole farm life has been a comedy,” says Joe. Trigg Enterprises was incorporated in 1993.
Trigg Enterprises operates as the only vegetable greenhouse within Glasgow’s city limits and he believes that it would probably rate somewhere near the top as one of the first “black owned and operated greenhouses in the state.” They are using hybrid hydroponics processes for both their greenhouse and outdoor operations. The lettuce production uses a variation of the floating raft process with a “special fertilizer mix”. This “special mix” boosts production and is used by some as a base for organic methods. It has certainly proven to be special. Trigg Enterprises is turning out some of the best hydroponics, greenhouse lettuces and several Louisville fine dining restaurants have noticed. We just recently constructed n hew high tunnel which further expands our capacity to provide vegatables at all times of the year. The greenhouse and outdoor hybrid tomato production also uses a “special mix”. Their field operation includes a sizable production of tomatoes, squashes, sweet corn, melons, peppers and cucumbers.
With all of this homegrown farming going on in Barren County, how do they find time to market these outstanding, wholesome products? Well, Joe and his brothers attend the Bounty of the Barren's Farmer’s Market in Glasgow and are currently operating their own small stand on Lewis St (see slide show above). . We donate some produce to area churches and the Glasgow Housing Authority as well.
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