Bluegrass Farmers Market

  (Lexington, Kentucky)
Nothing but 100% Homegrown or Produced at our market!
[ Member listing ]

Last Day of the 2009 Market Season!

Well, it's bittersweet but the 2009 season for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market comes to an end this Saturday. It means that our farmers get to start planning for next year, which is always exciting. But, it also means that we don't get to see our customers for a few months over the winter and that is always sad. Just because you won't see us each week, doesn't mean that we are not thinking about you. In fact, we spend many hours deciding what to grow next year and a bunch of that has to do with the feedback that we heard from you this season. If there is something that you'd like to see at our market next year, please let us know soon because we can sure pass it on to our farmers. Just reply to this blog and I'll make sure that it gets passed on. Remember...we grow for you!


But wait!!!! We still have one more market day to go and there's still plenty of goodies available!


Look for plenty of crisp apples, winter squash, sweet potatoes, a variety of white and red potatoes, peppers and even some homegrown tomatoes! Be sure to ask a farmer about winter storage..you'd be surprised at how long some things will last if stored properly!


Of course, the cooler weather doesn't stop our members from making their wonderful jams, jellies and butters. Think gift giving!!!! Or, how about including a jar of bean soup mix in that gift basket! And, there are always those wonderful home baked breads and cakes. Football season is still here and that means tailgating so how about some great beer cheese!


Before we say our goodbye's for the season we would like to thank all of our very supportive customers for making our 2009 season a wonderful one. We hope that you all know how much we have appreciated you this year. You've helped us grow in membership and that can only mean that we will be bigger next year! A totally homegrown/produced market is not an easy task to start...it takes customers who support the homegrown goodness to keep farmers coming back each week and you have certainly proved that we are wanted!!! Waking up before the sun comes up so that we can harvest our offerings is so much nicer when we know that we'll see the smiles on our customers faces as we stand there in the heat, rain and cold weather at the market. You make our day and you help keep us down on our farms which is where we want to be!


Our thanks to all of you many times over!


~*~ We'll see you in the spring ~*~


~*~ MARKET HOURS ~*~


Saturday 9 until 2


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Look for our new and bigger signs!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's only

100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!


Stay tuned for monthly updates on what is happening with our farmers...we also love to talk about what we grow!





 
 

The 2009 Market Season Is Quickly Coming To A Close!

Granted, it is supposed to be damp and on the chilly side this Saturday but that won't stop our farmers from showing up with all of their homegrown goodness!


I am amazed at the amount of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and green beans still available. And, don't forget the wonderful winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, kale and apples. Yup, it's homegrown goodness at its best!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market also allows members to sell items that they have produced themselves. That means no store bought and repackaged stuff at our market! We have members who make their own beer cheese, hand blend herb seasoning, create mixed dry beans for soup, bake wonderful breads and cookies, make homemade soaps and even gather and mix goodies for potpourri! And, who can forget the wonderful jams, jellies and butters...some sweet and some spicy!


We only have two more weeks of our 2009 market season so stop by and say hi before we close for the year.



~*~ MARKET HOURS ~*~


Tuesday 3 until 6:30

Saturday 9 until 2


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Thursday 4 until 6:30


In the parking lot of the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


Look for our new and bigger signs!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's only

100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!


Hope to see you all at one of our market days...

we grow, raise, bake and make for you!

 
 

Only 3 Weeks Left!!!

Brrrrr, there's a wee bit of a chill in the air! But that won't stop our farmers from bringing their farm fresh goodies to the market. Besides, they know that there is only 3 more weeks of the market left for the 2009 season and they are sure folks will want to stock up on some stuff for the winter months. There's nothing like cooking with a fresh from your freezer tomato when there is snow on the ground! And, don't forget the wonderful peppers...they freeze great too! Potatoes will hold for quite some time if you keep them in a cool place. And, we all know that beef can be frozen. Did you know that you can wrap and freeze the wonderful breads too? I guess you can tell what I have been doing all summer. lol

Our freezer is full of tomatoes, corn, beans, peppers and even some zucchini bread! We're ready for the winter, how about you?


Here's a bit of what you will find this week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. Remember, it's all homegrown or produced by our farmers!


TOMATOES

POTATOES

SWEET POTATOES

KALE

PEPPERS (HOT and SWEET)

WATERMELON

RASPBERRIES

CUSHAW

WINTER SQUASH

ASH FREE BEEF

BEER CHEESE

HONEY

HERB SEASONING

BAKED GOODS

JAMS & JELLIES

HOMEMADE SOAPS

BEAN SOUP MIX


AND SO MUCH MORE!


~*~ MARKET HOURS ~*~


Tuesday 3 until 6:30

Saturday 9 until 2


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Thursday 4 until 6:30


In the parking lot of the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


Look for our new and bigger signs!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's only

100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!


Hope to see you all at one of our market days...

we grow, raise, bake and make for you!







 
 

The Good Old Days!

It's that time of the year...the outdoor plants need to be moved indoors and that means I have to make room for them. I started to clear out a corner that somehow managed to become a catchall for boxes of stuff. One of the boxes was filled with things, wonderful memory things! I sat down on the floor and began to reminisce about my childhood days. I clutched my grandmother's apron to my chest and I swear I could feel and smell her even after all of these years. Then I remembered how much fun it was to drive to her home each Sunday for dinner. The dinner table was always filled with fresh garden goodies! I quickly remembered that I have a fridge full of the same things that I had purchased at the market the day before. The boxes could wait, I needed to be my grandma for the day!


I tied her apron around my waist and headed to the kitchen to recreate a wonderful memory. I broke the Roma stringless green beans into a pot. I scrubbed the freshly dug potatoes. And, I added the farm fresh eggs to the ASH Free ground beef and “squished” in some bread crumbs and seasoning to make a Sunday meatloaf! I even made a raspberry cobbler! My kitchen smelled wonderful and I looked just like my grandma...grinning from ear to ear because I knew my family would enjoy the meal I had just prepared with loads of love. Thank you grandma for the memories and for the wonderful smells coming from your kitchen. But, I did have one giggle...my hubby thought I looked a bit like Beaver's mom in my apron! lol


Thanks for letting me take a trip back into my childhood. :) And thank you farmers for having the “makings” of a wonderful Sunday meal!


Of course, that got me thinking about what I could create next week! My mind was in a tailspin as I thought about what I could prepare the following Sunday. Hmmmmm, let's think...kale, a pot roast, sweet potatoes, sliced tomatoes, winter squash, pumpkin pie or maybe even a watermelon for dessert! I thought, why not make a whole day out of eating farmers market goodies!


Breakfast could be Fayette County farm fresh eggs and those wonderful potatoes fried up and served with some sliced tomatoes. Of course ya can't forget the wonderful jams and jellies to slather all over the great homebaked breads!


Lunch could be a snack thing with beer cheese, salsa made with market peppers, tomatoes and even the seasoning.


Dinner would be a “for sure” table loaded with market goodies! A perfectly seasoned roast beef, roasted potatoes and a sweet potato casserole, green beans, sauteed squash, greens, turnips and maybe some fried okra! And, for dessert...how about I bake an apple pie with some of those wonderful apples that I got at the market!


Yes, it would be a day of market goodness and smiles would be everywhere! Especially when the family sits down at a table decorated with a beautiful bouquet of fresh cut flowers.


It just doesn't get any better than that and it all came from the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!!!!



~*~ MARKET HOURS ~*~


Tuesday 3 until 6:30

Saturday 9 until 2


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Thursday 4 until 6:30


In the parking lot of the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


Look for our new and bigger signs!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's only

100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!


Hope to see you all at one of our market days...

we grow, raise, bake and make for you!







 
 

First Week Of October Offerings!

WOW, what a Saturday we had last week! EEK!!!


We had quite a few farmers who couldn't even get to the market due to flooding. But, for the few that could, it was a great day because our loyal customers showed up rain gear, umbrella's and all! We sure do thank you for braving the nasty weather! And, hopefully Mother Nature will be nicer this week.


Even though the summer sunshine is starting to dwindle and the fall season is bringing us leaves that need to be raked off of our lawns, the Bluegrass Farmers' Market still has a bounty of goods available! The fall season brings us sweet potatoes, winter squash, apples and plenty of other goodies. Heck, you can still find some of the best tomatoes, green beans and maybe even late corn and the ever popular watermelon at our market!


Did I forget to mention the beautiful flowers, fall decorations, herb seasoning, home baked goods, herb seasoning, beer cheese, beef, jams and jellies, honey and soaps? Yup, you'll find them this week at the market!


When you shop at a truly homegrown or produced farmers market you are guaranteed that everything comes from that farm but it also means that the selection might not include things that are not in season in Kentucky. Don't expect to find strawberries and we never have bananas unless you shop early in the season and buy a banana tree to grow your own! Gotta laugh at that one, but we really do have a farmer who grows and sells his banana trees in the spring! Something to think about for next year. :)


Our members are serious farmers and we strive to produce what grows best in our area. They do their homework instead of searching out a facility to buy so they can resell! No, you might not find everything, but you can guarantee that what you do find was grown or produced by the farmer that sells it!!! In my book, that says it all...truly locally grown and produced! That is a true farmers market and that's what the Bluegrass Farmer's Market brings to Lexington!


Just a bit of what will be available this week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market...


POTATOES

Russet Burbank

Red Norland

Katadin

Red Lasoda


SQUASH

Acorn

Butternut

Delicata


SWEET POTATOES


APPLES


TOMATOES


GREEN BEANS

Romas

Half runners

Stringless Romas


PEPPERS

Green

Red

Hot

Sweet


KALE


OKRA


WATERMELON


BAKED GOODS


JAMS & JELLIES


HERB SEASONING


BEER CHEESE


BEEF


FRESH CUT FLOWERS & HERBS


HOMEMADE SOAP


POTTED PLANTS


HONEY


GOURDS


AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!


~*~ MARKET HOURS ~*~


Tuesday 3 until 6:30

Saturday 9 until 2


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Thursday 4 until 6:30


In the parking lot of the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


Look for our new and bigger signs!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's only

100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!


Hope to see you all at one of our market days...

we grow, raise, bake and make for you!














 
 
RSS feed for Bluegrass Farmers Market blog. Right-click, copy link and paste into your newsfeed reader

Calendar


Search


Navigation


Topics


Feeds


BlogRoll