Saturday is almost here and from what I have seen, the Bluegrass Farmers' Market will be loaded with homegrown goodness once again! And, in case you didn't know, there is a difference between “local” and “homegrown!” The word “local” means that the product was grown or produced in any certain area. “Homegrown” means that the actual farmer grew it! That's what makes the Bluegrass Farmers' Market different from other markets in the area...we're 100% homegrown or produced! We do it all, we don't buy anything to resell even it if is from our local area. When you buy something from one of our farmers you will know that you are supporting the actual farmer and his or her family! We love that aspect of our market and we're so glad that our customers do to!
So, what homegrown or home produced goodness will you find at the market this week? It's a long list so hang on and be prepared to enjoy the ride! lol
Tomatoes, red, green and heirlooms too!
Corn, yellow and bi-colored!
Green Beans, Romas, Tenderettes, Wax, etc.!
Squash, Cousa, Magda, Zucchini, Yellow, Patty Pan, etc.!
Potatoes, red and white and even some new taters!
Onions, Candy, yellow and red or purple...whatever you choose to call them!
Cucumbers, both slicing and pickling!
Peppers, hot, mild, green, red and yellow!
Herbs, fresh cut and dried!
Flowers, fresh cut and growing in baskets and pots!
Homebaked goodies galore including breads, cookies and cakes!
Hand blended herb seasoning!
Jams, jellies and butters!
Farm fresh eggs!
ASH free beef!
And, so much more!!!
Hope you all noticed the use of the “!!!!”...it's the excitement coming out in me!
Our farmers and producers are here to make your farmers market shopping day one to remember. We know what we grow and produce and we're here to assist you in any way that we can with preparation and storage. In other words, get it first hand from the actual farmer!!! And. By the way...it all comes with a smile! :)
Bluegrass Farmers' Market hours
Tuesday and Saturday at 3450 Richmond Rd. in the tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet, next to the Glenn Auto Mall, just outside of Man 'O War.
Thursday at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.
Parking is always free and just steps away from the market! We pride ourselves on being stroller and wheelchair friendly and your four-legged friends are always welcome!
As a side note, all of our members farms are inspected prior to being admitted to the market...we make darn sure they are 100% homegrown or produced before we allow anyone to join and sell to you. We also make sure that each member is 100% certified Kentucky Proud and we're darn sure proud of that!
Hope to see you at the market this week...we'll be smiling and we hope you will be too!