It's going to be a beautiful on Saturday and that means it's the perfect time to visit the Bluegrass Farmers' Market and shop for that special father in your life! Yup, Sunday is Father's Day and I can't think of a better present than a special meal prepared with market goodies like ASH free beef, crisp veggies and even a chocolate zucchini cake for dessert! Maybe your special dad likes to enjoy sitting on a patio or deck...why not buy him a beautiful hanging baskets loaded with colorful flowers or herbs! Could be he is the chef in the family and we all know they love to play with their food...how about some hand blended herb seasoning! I guess you could start the day out with breakfast using farm fresh eggs, home baked bread and flavorful jam!
We've got it all at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market and it's all homegrown or produced by our farmers! We guarantee it!
We sure did enjoy watching the kids play with our “Lake Bluegrass” ducks last week but sorry, they won't be around this Saturday...the sun will be out! We do have something special coming up for the kids to create and enjoy, so stay tuned to see what it is! I promise, the wait won't be long.
Don't forget to start going through your cookbooks and culling out the ones that you can part with. Don't feel sad about it...you'll get to take a “new to you” cookbook for each one you bring to the Bluegrass Farmers' Market Cookbook Exchange next Saturday, June 26th! And, there will be freebie cooking and gardening magazines too! Some of these are sure to be collector items cause I know mine have been collecting dust for many years! HaHa!
Now for what's going to be available at the market on Saturday...
We're welcoming a new member, Tom, who will be bringing giant red cannas, potted lettuce leaf basil plants, green onions and yellow Hungarian peppers!
Robert will be loaded down with his farm fresh black and red raspberries, blueberries, rhubarb and plenty of vegetables including new potatoes, kale, collard, Swiss chard, squash. Zucchini, peas and green beans!
Lauren is going to arrive with her tender and tasty ASH Free beef products!
Vicki will be unloading a truck full of hanging herb planters, herb plants and beautiful flowers in all sorts of different planters!
Kirby's truck will come full of cabbage, onions, radishes, lettuce, cut cilantro and beets...sounds like salad time to me!
Ed is going to dazzle us with his beautiful day lily plants, banana trees and giant elephant ear plants!
Jane's van will be packed with fresh cut flowers, new red taters, onions, kale and zucchini!
Judy will be bringing her wonderful jams, blackberries, cucumbers, squash and zucchini!
Karin and Drew are coming loaded with herb seasoning, homemade soaps, catnip, lavender sachets, white sage incense and some samples of a “not your average” egg salad!
One of our Amish farmers, Jonathon, will be bringing his beautiful hanging baskets, farm fresh cabbage, cauliflower, beets, shell peas, onions, candy onions and new potatoes!
Linda will be bringing her wonderful home baked goodies like chocolate zucchini cake, pumpkin cookies and chocolate zucchini cupcakes. She'll have have great jars full of bean soup mix...think dad! And, fresh from her garden...squash and whatever else might be ready to harvest!
John will have his homegrown ripe and green tomatoes, farm fresh eggs, lettuce, beets and new potatoes!
Keith will be back this week with his Kentucky State Fair winning honey!
And, as always...who knows who else will show up! When you are a 100% homegrown/produced farmers market it all depends on Mother Nature as to what will be ready to harvest!
Don't forget, we now accept EBT and Debit cards!
Free and convenient parking and no construction or road closures to worry about! We're a farmers market shoppers delight!
2010 Market Information
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!
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!
And, we are all certified Kentucky Proud!
Our farmers are also trained and certified in the GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) program!
It's just another way that we show you how much we care about what we do!
Don't forget to vote for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!
If we are voted one of America's Favorite Farmers Market...
we win goodies to give to our customers!