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...
JAMS & JELLIES
FRESH CUT FLOWERS & HERBS
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!