It's summer and you sure can tell by the variety of items available at our 100% homegrown market! We know that folks have been looking for corn and tomatoes in the last few weeks but we stick with our rules and do not allow any reselling! If you buy it at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market you know that it was homegrown by one of our members and that you are truly helping a local farmer!
And, guess what? The corn and tomatoes are in season in Kentucky!!! Yup, we have them available at the market along with other homegrown offerings such as peppers, green beans, okra, onions, potatoes, cabbage, shallots, cucumbers, blackberries, blueberries, Swiss chard, kale, zucchini and squash!
Let me tell you a bit about the potatoes available because these are not your average taters! You'll find new potatoes as well as special varieties such as Red Norland, Yukon Gold and Wisconsin Superior! And, the available squash isn't something that you can buy at the local grocery store either! We'll have Cousa, Magda, Zephyr, Patty Pan and mixed at the market this week. You'll also find good old fashioned yellow and zucchini too!
Not to sure about the bell green peppers at the Tuesday market but you'll find be able to purchase all sorts of cayenne and other hot and sweet peppers! Hopefully the bell peppers will be ready to harvest by the time the Saturday market rolls around.
Some added extra attractions are...fresh cut herbs, beautiful cut flowers like zinnias, sunflowers and lisianthus, homebaked goodies including zucchini breads, cakes and cookies and even strawberry jam cakes! Please, do not forget the wonderful jams and jellies...they are to die for! I'm talking strawberry, grape, blueberry, strawberry and rhubarb, 3 berry blend, blackberry, apple butter and even some hot pepper jam!
Yup, summertime has come to the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! We have just about everything that July has to offer in Kentucky! It's so nice to know that our market offers only 100% homegrown items and that by purchasing them, you are helping to keep our farms alive! We thank you for that because we are doing what we love...farming!
Visit us this Tuesday from 3 until 6:30. We're located in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet at 3450 Richmond Rd. It's right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall and only a one third of a mile outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is soooooo convenient and we're wheelchair and stroller friendly too!
If you can't make it on Tuesday, don't forget that we are also open on Saturday from 9 until2! And, starting this Thursday you'll be able to find some of our farmers set up in the parking lot of the Lexington Health Department on Newtown Pike. They'll be there from 4 until 6:30. Just look for the signs.
Remember, all of our offerings come from our Kentucky farms
and we are 100% certified Kentucky Proud!
NO reselling allowed at our market...ever!!!
We are truly a market for farmers!
Hey, please show your appreciation for our hard work by voting for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market at http://www.care2.com/farmersmarket/29529/
We'll all be winners!!!