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Bibb lettuce has strong Kentucky roots

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By Joan Martin

Kentuckians may know that Bibb lettuce was developed by Major John Bibb in the backyard of his Frankfort home — Grey Gables (Bibb-Burnley House).
He moved to Frankfort in 1856 and shared his seeds and plants with friends. Soon it became known as Bibb lettuce and became commercially produced in 1935.
Soon you will be able to buy Bibb lettuce at the local farmer’s markets. The Anderson County Farmer’s Market opens Friday, April 26 at noon.


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