Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

Tuesday is sure to be a great afternoon at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! How can you beat fresh, homegrown tomatoes, corn, beans, potatoes, squash, eggplant and peppers! And, don't forget those homemade jams, jellies and baked goods. If you are looking for some sweet homegrown goodness try a watermelon or some fresh raspberries!


They'll all be at the market today from 3 until 6:30!


Where...at 3450 Richmond Rd. In the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall. Plenty of free parking available too!



100% homegrown/produced...always!


And, just in case you have not voted for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market yet, you have until midnight today to vote. http://www.farmland.org/vote

 
 

What's Happening Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

 

First off, let me say thank you for all of the votes that our customers have cast so that we might become one of America's Favorite Farmers Markets. We are currently ahead (by a slim margin)of all the markets in Kentucky!!! But, there are still a few more days to vote and who knows what will happen, so please keep those votes coming in. Just go to http://www.farmland.org/vote and cast your vote for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. We really do appreciate it. :)


Now onto the important stuff...what's going to be at the market this Saturday! Here's a sampling of what you'll find...


CORN

TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

POTATOES

CUCUMBERS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

EGGPLANT

OKRA

PEPPERS

ONIONS

BEETS

SWISS CHARD

KALE

CUSHAW

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

WATERMELONS

CANTALOUPES

RASPBERRIES

ASIAN PEARS

APPLES

PUMPKINS

JAMS & JELLIES

BAKED GOODS

HOMEMADE SOAPS

DAYLILY PLANTS

CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS

HERB SEASONING

CATNIP

LAVENDER SACHET

WHITE SAGE INCENSE

BEEF


and...FARM FRESH EGGS!!!

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*~* MARK YOUR CALENDAR*~*

Saturday, September 4th

The Lexington Legends

and

Big L”

will be at the market from 9 until 11...bring the kids!




NOW ACCEPTING


EBT/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


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!


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!


Hope to see you at Lexington's largest 100% homegrown/produced

farmers market!


 
 

Tuesday Goodness at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

This afternoon is sure to be a great one at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market...plenty of homegrown goodness!


Look for heirloom tomatoes, squash, corn, beans, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, raspberries, onions, Amish baked goods, jams & jellies and plenty of beautiful cut flowers!


Our farmers will be set up from 3 until 6:30 at 3450 Richmond Rd. in the tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs...right next to the Glenn Auto Mall. Plenty of free and convenient parking too!


Don't forget to cast your vote for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market...we want to be the best in Kentucky. We know we are but we want everyone else to know it too! Http:www.farmland.org/vote

 
 

State Fair Winners at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!!!

 

Local and homegrown are always winners but the Bluegrass Farmers' Market has the blue ribbons to prove it! Two of our member farmers scored big at the Kentucky State Fair. The competition is fierce but they still managed to bring home the coveted blue ribbons!


We're very proud to announce that Keith Green of Honey Dew Apiary won six blue ribbons with his fabulous honey. Way to go Keith! We knew that your honey was the very best around but you sure made us extra proud of you with your entries at the Kentucky State Fair.


Kirby Overman of Overman's Bluegrasss Fruits & Vegetables also scored big in the ribbon department! This man can grow veggies and his showing at the Kentucky State Fair sure showed it. So far he has won ribbons for his eggplant, Halloween pumpkins, large cushaw, pie pumpkins, striped cushaw, sweet banana peppers, beets and green beans! I told you that the Overman's know how to grow and their blue ribbons show it! He wanted me to let you know that he still has the opportunity to win in the senior division. Gotta love that, an old guy growing award winning veggies!


The members of the Bluegrass Farmers' Market take great pride in what they grow, raise, bake and make and it sure shows when you have folks that win at the Kentucky State Fair! We congratulate them and say that we are darn proud to have them as friends and fellow farmers at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!!!


WTG you two! Thumbs up for both of you.


P.S. Wish I had the brains to remember to bring the camera so I could have taken a picture of our winners. I'll do it next week at the market. Lol


Oh, one more thing...we do have farm fresh eggs available!!!! Just thought I would add that little comment seen as how America seems too be going through a “bad egg” thing. :(


Once again...local is always better and apparently safer!!!!

 
 

Super Saturday At The Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

 

School is back in session, the craft fairs are starting and football is about to begin! That makes it sound like the farmers market is about over...but, we're still going strong! There's still plenty of summer goodness available and the fall fruits and veggies will be with us soon. The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is in full operation until October 30th and it only promises to get better with all that fall has to offer including samples of chili, soups and stews!


Another important date is August 31st! It's the last day to vote for America's Favorite Farmers Market! As of this morning the Bluegrass Farmers' Market was number one in Kentucky!!!! Keep those votes coming. Just go to http://www.farmland.org/vote and vote for us...if we win, so do you!


Now on to the important stuff. Here's a little bit of what you'll be able to find at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market tomorrow...


CORN

TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

CUCUMBERS

ONIONS

POTATOES

GARLIC

SWEET PEPPERS

HOT PEPPERS

CHILE PEPPERS

SWISS CHARD

CABBAGE

BANANA PEPPERS

JALAPENOS

WAX BEANS

RASPBERRIES

RHUBARB

LEEKS

LETTUCE

OKRA

BEEF

EGGS

HONEY

CUT FLOWERS

JAMS & JELLIES

HERB SEASONING

BAKED GOODS


AND, SO MUCH MORE!




~**~ Thursday Market Now Open ~*~

Shop with our farmers at the LFUCG Health Department!

Thursday, 3 – 6

Corner of Newtown and Louden



NOW ACCEPTING


EBT/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


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!


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!


~*~ Thank you for voting for us! ~*~

Keep them coming because the Bluegrass Farmers' Market wants to be one of America's Favorite Farmers Markets! If we win, so do our customers because the prizes include all sorts of things that we get to give away!

Http://www.farmland.org



 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Offering A to Z Goodness!

 

I sat down this morning and made a list of some of the items available this Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market and noticed that we had almost everything from A to Z! Have to admit that the only “Q” I could come up with was Quince and I don't think anyone at our market is making quince jam, so I had to fudge on that letter and use the word quality...something we all strive for at our market! The letter “U” stumped me too and then I thought of the tomatoes that aren't perfectly round and red...our farmers sell them as “seconds” even though there is absolutely nothing wrong with their innards! The only other letter that I had trouble with was “X” and it really bugged me so I started a search and found out that Xanthic means yellow and we have plenty of yellow fruits and veggies available.


So, here is my list of A to Z items available at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market this week...


Anaheim chile pepper, Apple butter

Butternut squash, Beets, Basil, Banana peppers, Beef, Blueberries, Baked goods

Cucumbers,Cantaloupe, Cushaw, Corn, Cut flowers

Dried herb seasoning

Eggplant, Eggs

Fruit jams

Green beans, Garlic

Honey, Honey comb

Italian Giant tomatoes, Italian herb seasoning

Jalapeno peppers, Jams, Jellies

Krasnodar heirloom tomatoes, Kale

Leeks

Melons

New potatoes

Okra,Onions

Peaches, Peppers, Potatoes

Quality, always!!!

Red Norland potatoes, Rhubarb

Squash, Shallots, Salsa mix

Tomatoes, Tomatillas

Ugly maters...great for canning and cooking!

Vine ripe tomatoes

Watermelons

Xanthic squash...just means they are yellow!

Yellow squash

Zucchini, Zinnias


WOW, we really do have a bunch of great homegrown goodness available!


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~*~ Thank you for voting for us! ~*~

Keep them coming because the Bluegrass Farmers' Market wants to be one of America's Favorite Farmers Markets! If we win, so do our customers because the prizes include all sorts of things that we get to give away!  Http://www.farmland.org


UPDATE...We are currently #1 in Kentucky!!!


~**~ Thursday Market Now Open ~*~

Shop with our farmers at the LFUCG Health Department!

Thursday, 3 – 6

Corner of Newtown and Louden



NOW ACCEPTING


EBT/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


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!


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!


Hope to see you at Lexington's

largest 100% homegrown/produced

farmers market!



 
 

Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

It's Tuesday and that means our farmers will be bringing their homegrown goodness to the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


The tomatoes are plentiful and come in all sizes, colors and shapes. Why not try a yellow, pink or green striped one for a change...they are wonderful too! Our knowledgeable farmers will be able to tell you which tomato is best for your needs...just ask them!


If you haven't treated yourself to a freshly dug potato, do it! Believe me, they are not your “stored for months” grocery store variety. The flavor is amazing and they are not just potatoes...each variety has different qualities. Some are great for frying, some are great for salads and some are wonderful “mashers!” Talk to your farmer, they know cause they grew them!


And, oh my gosh...who knew there were so many different types of squash! Yellow, green, long, skinny, short, fat, “bakeable,” “stuffable” and some just perfect for a saute' pan! Once again...talk to the grower and ask questions, who knows you might just discover a new found favorite!


If you happen to love cucumbers as much as I do you'll be in seventh heaven this week! I love bread and butter pickles but the thought of canning scares the heck out of me so I found this fabulous recipe for a freezer pickle...easy and wonderful without the fear of canning! Thanks Sherry! :)




 

Nontraditional Sweet Freezer Pickles

This is not your typical pickle recipe. No special equipment or ingredients are needed. This recipe produces a crisp, sweet pickle that goes well in salads, on sandwiches or as a side. The secret to the crisp texture is the sugar, so do not reduce the sugar in the recipe. This recipe works well with slicing, pickling, seedless or hothouse cucumbers.

2 quarts cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced (use any variety of cucumber)
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
1 tablespoon salt (table salt, canning salt or kosher salt can be used)
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup white distilled vinegar

Mix cucumbers, onions and salt in a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set the bowl on the counter for 2 hours. Pour into a colander and drain water from cucumber mixture. Combine sugar and vinegar. Stir well and pour over cucumbers. Pack into freezer containers or zip-closure bags. Freeze immediately. Pickles are ready to eat in 3 or 4 days. They will keep in the freezer for up to one year.


If you are a jam and jelly lover but again, hate the thought of canning...why not let the expert farmers do it for you! You'll be able to find homemade jams, jellies and butters in all flavors...even spicy ones!


Now, how can anyone pass up a melon! As they say, 'tis the season! Lol Watermelon and cantaloupes galore and all just ready for you to enjoy!


I know I have missed a bunch so take some time and visit the Bluegrass Farmers' Market today on your way home from the office...you'll be glad you did!



~**~ Thursday Market Now Open ~*~

Shop with our farmers at the LFUCG Health Department!

Thursday, 3 – 6

Corner of Newtown and Louden



NOW ACCEPTING


EBT/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


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!


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!


~*~ Thank you for voting for us! ~*~

Keep them coming because the Bluegrass Farmers' Market wants to be one of America's Favorite Farmers Markets! If we win, so do our customers because the prizes include all sorts of things that we get to give away!

Http://www.farmland.org


 

 
 

Another Super Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Our thanks to all who showed up last Saturday for our National Farmers Market Week celebration. We hope you enjoy your bags and “tote” them with pride! We had a great time and apparently so did our customers!

Our farmers will be bringing nothing but the best to the market on Saturday, so grab your bags and come enjoy our homegrown goodness!


Here's a little bit of what you'll be able to “tote” home...


CORN

TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

COUSA

CUCUMBERS

ONIONS

POTATOES

GARLIC

SWEET PEPPERS

HOT PEPPERS

CHILE PEPPERS

SWISS CHARD

CABBAGE

BANANA PEPPERS

JALAPENOS

WAX BEANS

BLACKBERRIES

RHUBARB

LEEKS

LETTUCE

OKRA

BEEF

EGGS

HONEY

CUT FLOWERS

JAMS & JELLIES

HERB SEASONING

HOMEMADE SOAP & BATH SALTS

BAKED GOODS


Plus...Herb'n Pork Loin samples!




~**~ Thursday Market Now Open ~*~

Shop with our farmers at the LFUCG Health Department!

Thursday, 3 – 6

Corner of Newtown and Louden



NOW ACCEPTING


EBT/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


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!


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!


~*~ Thank you for voting for us! ~*~

Keep them coming because the Bluegrass Farmers' Market wants to be one of America's Favorite Farmers Markets! If we win, so do our customers because the prizes include all sorts of things that we get to give away!

Http://www.farmland.org



 

 
 
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