fathers day1 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/15/14) — Gina Newton-Dunlap never got to see the greenhouse where her father raised vegetables, but she remembers the story of how it led to a chance meeting with her mother.

“My father delivered vegetables to my grandmother’s,” she said. “That’s how my parents met.”

She lost her father to cancer when she was just 11. The greenhouse was lost to war.

Gina was an unlikely farmer. Raised in Munich, Germany, she spent most of her life in large cities. She trained in business.

She moved to the United States in 1965 after marrying an American soldier. She worked in accounting for 20 years. She and her husband were working for the same company when both lost their jobs to downsizing.

They were looking for a change, and they found it on a farm in Reynolds Station. They began raising flowers and vegetables.

“I love to be around the flowers,” she said. “They just kind of smile at you.”

It was her vegetable garden that led her to join the Farmers’ Market about 10 years ago.

“I always had extra vegetables, so I brought them to the market,” Newton-Dunlap said.

Her business is called Gina’s Greenhouse, but she also sells herbs, eggs and canned goods. She still uses her accounting skills serving as the treasurer for the Farmers’ Market.

You have to believe her father would be proud.

“I think about him when I think about how I went from accounting to The Farmers’ Market. I think someone was pushing me a little bit.”

SurfKY News
Information provided by Tracy McQueen

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 14356

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 6487

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5052

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3841

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3603

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45236

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 14356

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 02, 2015 14356

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 6487

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 2522

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
July 03, 2015 2395

KMA Reminds Motorist of New Kentucky Red Light Law

by David Holt
July 02, 2015 1542

North Middle School Welcomes New Principal

by Julie Wischer
July 02, 2015 1331

Hanson Approves Budget on Second Reading

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 1218

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
July 02, 2015 1119

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released –…

by SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 945

Planning Commission Approves Re-zoning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 859

UPDATE - Suspicious Package under Investigation

by SurfKY News