Bluegrass Farmers Market

  (Lexington, Kentucky)
Nothing but 100% Homegrown or Produced at our market!
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Memorial Day Weekend at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

I can't think of a better way to start the Memorial Day weekend out than a trip to the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. Family, friends, cooking outdoors using all locally grown foods...it just doesn't get any better than that! Please take a moment out of your festivities to remember those who served so bravely in order for us to enjoy the freedom that we have. We thank them and their families for the sacrifices they have made. Fly a flag in their honor!


Now, what will you be able to find at the market on Saturday for that Memorial Day picnic table? Here's just a sampling of what will be available...


Strawberries

Rhubarb

Lettuce

Green onions

Green garlic

Asian greens

Kale

Swiss chard

Spinach

Tomatoes

Radishes

Asparagus

ASH free beef

Baked goods

Jams & jellies

Herb seasoning

Homemade soaps

Honey

Vegetable plants

Hanging herb baskets

Herb plants

Hanging flower baskets

Bedding plants

Tropical plants

And so much more!


Thought I would share a recipe from Local Harvest...sounds like a perfect Memorial Day pie to me!


 

 

Lena May's Rhubarb Custard Pie

Start by mixing up your favorite double crust pie pastry, or readying your favorite pre-made crust (just don't tell Lena May).

Then mix the following ingredients together and put in an unbaked pie shell.

  • 5 cups rhubarb, cut into 1" pieces or smaller

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 T. flour

  • 2 beaten eggs

Dot the top with butter. Put on the top pie crust, seal, and bake at 350 degrees for 45 -- 60 minutes. (Add 7 minutes for high altitude).

 


Have a wonderful holiday weekend and sure hope you spend some of it with us at the Bluegrass Farmer's Market!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


We are Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market!

 
 

It's Strawberry Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Tuesday's market will be loaded with farm fresh strawberries so you can create the perfect Memorial Day dessert! Slice them and add some whipped cream, make a strawberry shortcake or just eat them in all of their red perfection! Nothing says Happy Memorial Day better than strawberries!


Here's a few little known facts about this luscious fruit...


Strawberries are a member of the rose family and are not technically a berry!

Strawberries are the only fruit with the seeds on the outside and the average berry has over 200 of them!

Eight medium strawberries only have 45 calories!

They are packed with fiber and high in folate and phytonutrients that are sure to boost your general health!

It's even said that they can help improve your memory...we all need that! Lol

The best thing about a strawberry is that it is the first fruit to ripen in the spring...we all get to enjoy them fresh from our farms!

 


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


We are Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market!

 
 

For a 100% homegrown/produced market we sure have a variety!!!

For a 100% homegrown/produced market we sure have a variety!!!


I was just looking over the list of items that will be at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market this Saturday and I went WOW! Our farmers and producers have sure outdone themselves this spring! Here's a sampling of what we'll have available on Saturday...


Ed will be bringing his pepper and canning tomato plants along with banana trees and giant elephant ear plants. And, where else in Kentucky can you find peanut plants? He's got them!


Keith is going to bring his Kentucky State Fair Championship honey!


Vicki will be unloading her truck full of herb hanging baskets, herb plants and assorted flowering plants!


Lauren is always a welcome sight with her ASH Free beef!!!


Our newest member, John, will have his farm fresh eggs, lettuce, green onions and even some red ripe tomatoes!!! He'll have green ones too so those of us who love fried green maters can enjoy them this week!


Jane has some surprises for the gardener who likes to dry their bounty...she'll be bringing coxcomb and gomphrena plants! She'll also have cut flowers, kale, Swiss chard, sugar snap peas and green onions!


Judi will be loaded down with her fabulous jams, asparagus and wonderful strawberries!


Linda always has her fantastic baked goods including zucchini chocolate cake! She also has fresh eggs, jams, pepper jellies and even a bean soup mix!


Roger will be set up if he has any heirloom tomato plants left...they went quickly this year! But, he'll be there to answer any questions even if he has no plants!


Karin and Drew will be driving their dear “Chuck” van once again and it will be loaded down with all of their herb seasoning blends, soaps and even some of those herb'n buns! They might even part with some of their Black Seeded Simpson lettuce, fresh cut Kentucky Colonel mint and Greek oregano!


Fran will arrive with her homemade soaps, fresh green onions and even some green garlic! Don't forget her sugar snap peas and herb plants!


Robert has really outdone himself this year in the Asian greens department! He'll be bringing freshly harvested Mizuma, Vitamin Green, Tokoyo Bekana, Bok Choy, Komatsuna and Yukina Savoy Asian greens!! He'll also have his wonderful asparagus, rhubarb, spinach and lettuce!


See what I mean? Our farmers have been busy and it sure shows! Heck, I don't think I even have the full list...there will probably be other farmers with plants and even more strawberries. Growing, weeding and harvesting takes many hours and trying to get in touch with each farmer before the blog goes out is almost impossible. Take my word for it...you'll get nothing but 100% homegrown or produced goodness at our market...we guarantee it!


We'd like to say thanks to Pedal the Planet and Fast signs for allowing us to “invade” their beautiful tree lined parking lot each week. They sure do help us make a farmers market that has easy access, free parking and probably the only wheelchair and stroller friendly one in the county!


So, got your shopping list ready? It's almost market time! :)


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


We are Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market!

 
 

Strawberry time at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

The Tuesday market will be loaded with farm fresh strawberries!

I came home from the market on Saturday and made some freezer jam but I have to admit that I kept one in the fridge just so I could enjoy it with my Sunday morning breakfast!  It was wonderful and you can bet I'll be buying more this week!  Maybe you would prefer to let someone else make the jam for you...not to worry, there will be plenty available at the market!

If you are still searching for beautiful and useful plants, the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is the place to shop.  You'll find hanging herb baskets, herb plants, heirloom tomatoes, flowering plants and maybe even a peanut plant or two!

The Tuesday market is just now starting to kick off.  When you are a 100% homegrown market it takes a bit longer to get up to full swing.  So, please be patient and enjoy the homegrown goodness that our few farmers have to offer.

Hope you all get a chance to stop by and visit our Tuesday market...stay tuned for the Saturday market information.

 

2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


We are Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market!

 
 

Eggstraordinary Day at The Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

 

I love making up new words and “eggstraordinary” sure fits the market this Saturday! Our little market now has two farmers bringing eggs! That might not sound exciting to most folks, but when you are a 100% homegrown/produced farmers market it is quite thrilling to have a new member with a product that everyone loves. And, who can resist a farm fresh egg. There's nothing better except when you serve them with home baked bread and homemade jam! Geez, I forgot another “eggstraordinary” favorite...how about a fresh asparagus frittata with sliced spring strawberries on the side. Or maybe an herb seasoned omelet in a bag...something the kids love! Yup, eggs are a good thing and we'll have them Saturday at the market!


The sun is supposed to be shining for most of the weekend and we sure will welcome that after two weekends of rain and wind! It makes for a perfect time to think about grilling out. How about a juicy ASH Free hamburger, topped with spring onions and crisp lettuce, nestled in a home baked herb bun. Yum, I can taste it already and you haven't even started the grill! A little bird told me that we might even have the first local tomatoes of the year this week!!! There won't be many, so shop early.


So, what else will you be able to find this week at the market? How about some beautiful hanging herb baskets, tomato and pepper plants...even some heirlooms! Maybe a daylily or a giant elephant ear to add some color and excitement to your yard! Don't forget the hand blended herb seasoning or homemade soaps! And, who could forget the beautiful cut flowers and the wonderful honey! Heck, you'll even be able to find pepper jelly and zucchini breads and cakes with a bit of chocolate added to them!  How about this for great...I was just notified that one of our farmers will have bunches of Asian greens available!  And, sugar snap peas, green garlic and kale!  It just keeps  getting better.


For a small market, we sure do have a bunch to offer. And, the great part is...it's all grown, raised, baked or made by our farmers! We guarantee that and take pride in knowing that when our customers shop at our farmers market they get to meet the real farmer. We think that's what a farmers market is all about!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


We are Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market!

We now accept WIC/EBT and Debit Cards!


And, we are all certified Kentucky Proud!



 
 

This week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

We're all keeping our fingers crossed that the rain will be gone before the market opens on Saturday morning. But, even if it isn't...we'll still be there and hope that you all turn out like you have for the past two weeks. You have no idea how much we appreciate your loyalty!


Don't forget Mother's day is Sunday! We'll have plenty of items available for that special mom in your life. Why not fix her a special breakfast with farm fresh eggs and home baked bread and delicious jam! Maybe a special day outside with the grill loaded down with ASH free beef burgers, homemade buns and grilled veggies or a salad! If cooking isn't your thing, how about a beautiful hanging basket or maybe a tomato plant! Well even have home crafted soaps, garden pavers and handmade jewelry for mom and her favorite pooch!


Here's a sampling of what you'll find at the market this Saturday...


Plants, so you can grow your own veggies and flowers!

Heirloom tomato, canning tomato, hot and mild pepper, hanging baskets, ferns, bedding, Alpine strawberries, planters, herbs, daylilies, tropicals and even some giant elephant ear plants!


Vegetables and herbs, for those that don't have the time or space to garden!

Lettuce, spinach, greens, spring onions, asparagus, arugula, radishes, cilantro, basil and more!


Fruits!

The strawberries are in! Pair them with some rhubarb and bake mom a pie!


Extra added attractions!

Homemade soaps, baked goods, beef, honey, jams and jellies, hand crafted jewelry, cut flowers and garden crafts!


And, remember that everything our members sell they have either grown, baked, blended, raised or made themselves! It's all really local and not purchased for resale...we are each Kentucky Proud of our products and it shows!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


We are Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market!

 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Now Open on Tuesday Too!

Yup, that's right...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is now open on Tuesday too! Hopefully Mother Nature will be a bit kinder than she was last Saturday. Our loyal farmers showed up in the pouring rain and so did our great customers. Thank you so much for your continued support even though many of you had to walk through “Lake Bluegrass” to reach us! If it ever happens again we can promise that there will be market ducks swimming in the lake just so we can all smile a little bit.


Okay, now for what you'll be able to find at the opening of the Tuesday market, it's going to be a plant lovers dream come true!


Tomato guy, Roger will be there was an assortment of heirloom tomato plants, Alpine strawberry plants, pepper plants and even some herb plants!


Ed, the banana tree fellow, will be bringing quite a mix of plants including...daylilies, hot pepper, canning tomato, various veggies, tropicals including giant elephant ears and of course...a few banana trees!


Our newest market member, Jonathon, is coming all the way from Maysville loaded down with hanging flower baskets, bedding plants, ferns, Wave petunias, mixed planters and tomato plants in containers and even hanging baskets for those of you who don't have a yard to plant in!


Like I said...it's gonna be the place for plant lovers to be on Tuesday! The great part is, they are all locally grown by our members so you can ask all sorts of questions about the planting and care of your purchase. They grew them so they know their plants!!!


Hope to see everyone at the opening of our Tuesday market! The hours are 3:00 until 6:30 and as always we will be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet next to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Road just outside Man O War! Parking is always free and very convenient!



 
 
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