Farmer's Crickets in High Demand

Jan 8, 2012

The farms surrounding Elaine Henderson's little plot on a hillside in Garrard County raise cattle, sheep, goats, chickens and horses, but Henderson has a decidedly smaller herd — of crickets. Each week, Henderson Cricket Farm ships tens of thousands of live crickets to pet stores, bait shops, individuals and the Louisville Zoo. "I'm selling all I can grow," Elaine Henderson said. "I've turned customers away."