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!