Bluegrass Farmers Market

  (Lexington, Kentucky)
Nothing but 100% Homegrown or Produced at our market!
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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


 

 
 
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