Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

Fall has sure come to the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Our farmers are bringing loads of fall/winter squash, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, lettuce, apples, pears, mums, corn shocks, decorative corn, gourds and plenty of fresh greens!


The great part is, we still have plenty of the things that we think of as summer produce left too! Tomatoes, green peppers, banana peppers, hot& spicy peppers, eggplant, okra, zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, basil and raspberries are plentiful!


If that hasn't tempted you enough, how about the wonderful jams and jellies! Fantastic home baked goods like breads, cookies and cakes! Herb seasoning that is sure to make even the most novice cook a hero with friends and family!


And, they all come with friendly, smiling faces that belong to our growers and producers! The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is very particular about who sells at our market. Each member must be certified Kentucky Proud! Every member must attend a GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) training session in order to make sure that we can provide only the very best and safest to our customers! Every farm is inspected to make sure that our customers are buying items that our farmer members either grew, raised, baked or made themselves! We guarantee 100% locally grown or produced and nothing is ever purchased for resale! That means when you shop at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market, you are truly supporting a local farm family...it just doesn't get any better than that!


Add FREE and convenient parking, stroller and wheelchair friendly shopping, pets are always welcome to the homegrown goodness and you have the #1 farmers market n Kentucky! Thats right, our customers voted us #1 in the entire state...no matter how big the market was. Guess that means bigger is not always better!


NOW ACCEPTING


EBT/DEBIT CARDS!




2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


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


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!



Hope to see you at Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced


farmers market!


We are #1 in Kentucky!!!!






 
 

Let the Games begin!

Yes, it is an exciting time for Lexington! The World Equestrian Games start on Saturday and while it is an honor for Lexington to be the host, if you are anything like me...you're going to avoid downtown until the games are over! I can't even imagine what the traffic will be like, I'm not a great lover of crowds and I sure don't want to have to try and find a parking space and then have to pay the high fees! So, until the festivity leaves, I am staying on the outskirts of town!


So, if you are anything like me, you can still get those fabulous farmers market finds at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! And, you won't have to worry about traffic, parking is free and convenient and you'll find nothing but homegrown goodness!


Here's a bit of what you'll be able to find at the market this Saturday...


Tomatoes

Potatoes

Sweet Taters

Cucumbers

Squash

Zucchini

Pumpkins

Green Beans

Kale

Collards

Okra

Peppers...hot and sweet!

Raspberries

Melons

Jams & Jellies

Baked Goods

Herb Seasoning

Honey

Eggs

Corn Shocks

Gourds

Indian Corn

Mums

Cut Flowers


And, so much more!


Don't forget, you voted us the #1 farmers market in Kentucky for a reason...we are full of homegrown/produced goodness!





NOW ACCEPTING


EBT/DEBIT CARDS!


Free and convenient parking and we are wheelchair and stroller friendly!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


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


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! And, we are all Kentucky Proud certified!

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!

We are #1 in Kentucky!!!!


 
 

SSS at the BGFM!

That's Super Shrimp Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Yup, you'll be able to find local farm raised freshwater prawns or as we call them...shrimp, at the market this Saturday only. The graduate students from the Kentucky State University Aquaculture program will be at the market selling their shrimp that was raised in Frankfort. They'll have all sorts of information about preparing them, cleaning them and freezing them. And, the really great part is all of the proceeds from the sale will go back to the students for continued research! These are fresh shrimp, never frozen...so bring a cooler and ice!


Of course folks can't live on shrimp alone so bring your market tote too! We'll have plenty of farm fresh, 100% homegrown fruits and veggies available. Look for...


Green Beans

Tomatoes

Peppers...hot and sweet

Potatoes

Sweet Taters

Cucumbers

Squash...winter and summer

Zucchini

Pumpkins

Okra

Greens

Eggplant

Apples

Pears

Cantaloupes

Raspberries

Watermelon

Jams & Jellies

Honey

Herb Seasoning

Eggs

Cut Flowers

Mums

Herb Plants

Jam Cakes

Baked Goods

Corn Shocks

Indian Corn

Gourds

Soap & Bath Salts


Samples!!!!

And, so much more!


Don't forget our Thursday market at the Fayette County Health Department!!!


Hope to see you all at Kentucky's #1 farmers market!



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

Thursday 3-6


Where


Tuesday & Saturday market is at 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!

Thursday market is at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike


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!


We are Lexington's largest 100%

homegrown/produced

farmers market!



















 
 

Kentucky's #1 farmers market!

Yup, fall is in the air! At least as far as the pumpkins, corn shocks and Indian corn are concerned the Bluegrass Farmers' Market had plenty of fall offerings this past Saturday and the great news is, they will continue through our last market day on October 30th!


It's always a pleasure to see our customers who have a hard time navigating on anything but a smooth surface. Their smiling faces are worth being a wee bit off of the beaten path and out of the way of the downtown traffic. We're just glad that we are fortunate enough to have a space to set up that is convenient, customer friendly and with plenty of free parking! I believe that a front porch is about to be decorated for fall! :)

But, guess what?  We still have plenty of the summer goodies fresh from our farms!  The Tuesday market will be loaded with green beans, cucumbers, squash, potatoes, onions, lettuce, greens, raspberries, baked goods, jams & jellies and a summer favorite...tomatoes!!

 

Don't forget, you voted us the #1 farmers market in Kentucky for a reason...we are full of homegrown/produced goodness!





NOW ACCEPTING


EBT/DEBIT CARDS!


Free and convenient parking and we are wheelchair and stroller friendly!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30

Thursday 3-6


Where


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


Thursday market...Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


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!

We are #1 in Kentucky!!!!



 
 

This week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

What crazy weather we are experiencing here in Kentucky! But, then again, I am reminded that I was told this was the norm when I first moved here 30 + years ago. lol It seems like 90 degree days followed by 40 degree nights is not unusual for this time of the year. We actually got to enjoy some fresh air with the windows opened for a few days and then the heat and humidity set in and we were forced to close them and turn on the AC again. This weather makes for some great offerings at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. You'll be able to find both summer and fall crops available! So, open your windows tonight, close them on the Friday, load up your market tote bag and come shopping with us on Saturday! You might have to bring an umbrella but we'll still be set up and ready with our homegrown goodness!


Before I tell you about all of the goodies that will be available at Kentucky's #1 farmers market this week, I want to let you all know about an exciting event coming up on the 18th of September. The Kentucky State University Aquaculture graduate students will be at our market selling their freshwater prawns or as I call them...shrimp! The great part is all of the proceeds will go back to them to help with their continuing research, field trips to visit other “shrimping” operations and general public awareness of this great (and relatively new) Kentucky treasure! Make sure you mark your calendar and plan a trip to the market!


Okay, now on to this Saturday and what you'll find at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market...


Corn...in short supply, so shop early!

Green Beans

Tomatoes

Potatoes

Eggplant

Peppers...hot, sweet and in between!

Squash...winter and summer!

Okra

Cucumbers

Onions

Sweet taters!

Zucchini

Cantaloupe

Watermelon

Apples

Pears

Eggs

Beef

Pumpkins

Fresh cut herbs

Fresh cut flowers

Herb seasoning

Baked goods

Fall decorations...gourds, Indian corn, etc.

Homemade soaps & bath salts

Honey

Jams & jellies

Mums

And, so much more!!!


As you can see, we are still growing, raising, baking and making no matter what Mother Nature brings us...we want to be able to offer our customers nothing but the best that we can provide from our farms!


Don't forget, you voted us the #1 farmers market in Kentucky for a reason...we are full of homegrown/produced goodness!





NOW ACCEPTING


EBT/DEBIT CARDS!


Free and convenient parking and we are wheelchair and stroller friendly!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30

Thursday 3-6


Where


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


Thursday market...Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


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!

We are #1 in Kentucky!!!!



 
 

We're the #1 Market in Kentucky and We Still Have Fun!

You'd think that we would be all business after having been voted the #1 farmers market in Kentucky in the American Farmland Trust "America's Favorite Farmers Market" contest.  Nope, not us...we still have fun doing what we love.  We grow, bake, raise and produce 100% goodness for our customers and then we let our hair down and have some fun!  This was the case with our heirloom tomato guy, Roger, when the Lexington Legends and "Big L" made an appearance at the market yesterday!

 
 

Super Saturday at Kentucky's #1 farmers market!

Before I start to tell you about the wonderful goodies that will be available at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market this Saturday, let me say thank you again to all who voted for us in the America's Favorite Farmers Market contest. We are so proud to be voted #1 in Kentucky and in the top 20 in the entire United States. We sure couldn't have accomplished this feat without our customers and loyal followers. We just want you to know how much we appreciate all of you.


Okay, now on to the Saturday goodies! :) There's still plenty of summer goodness but the fall treasures are starting to make their way into the market too!


In the veggie department, look for...


Tomatoes – red, yellow, green, pink, striped, small, large and in between!

Peppers - hot, sweet, red, green, yellow, short, long, skinny & plump!

Potatoes – white, red, golden, fryers, bakers, mashers!

Sweet Taters – good for ya, need I say more!

Okra – think gumbo!

Onions – all sizes, shapes and colors!

Squash – summer, winter, exotic, odd, common, yellow, green & always good!

Eggplant – purple, white, big & little!

Greens – kale, Swiss chard & mustard...maybe even some spinach!

Green Beans - get them while you can!

Corn – second crop is starting to come in but it will be in short supply so shop early!


And, in the fruit area, look for...


Watermelons – yellow, red, seedless and with seeds for those spitting contests!

Raspberries – red, plump and delicious!

Apples – red, yellow and green...all crisp and crunchy!

Pears – mostly the Asian varieties!

Pumpkins – small, medium but always sweet and ready to be baked or decorated!


Other treats for the tummy...


Beef – ASH free!

Eggs – free range and farm fresh!

Breads – Amish baked zucchini and honey wheat, plus herb buns!

Baked Sweet Treats – jam cakes and zucchini cookies!

Jams & Jellies – fruity, peppery and always wonderful!

Honey – Kentucky State Fair winning honey, some even have the honeycomb in the jars!

Herbs – fresh cut, dried and herb seasoning too!


Don't forget your home and garden...


Fresh cut flowers!

Mums!

Gourds!

Daylilies!



And, the best part is everything is grown, raised, baked or made by one of our market members!


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!






 
 

The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is #1 in Kentucky!

We did it!  The Bluegrass Farmers' Market was voted #1 in Kentucky in the "America's Favorite Farmers Market" contest run by the American Farmland Trust!  That's right, we won the honor of being voted the #1 market by our loyal customers and followers of homegrown goodness.  And, by the number count, we even tied for 20th place in all of America in the small market category.

It just goes to show that customers do know local, homegrown and good when they see it...even if it means the market is on the small side!  As our shoppers all know, it's tough trying to compete with a market that has so many different things to offer.  But, they have proven that sometimes bigger is not better and 100% homegrown/produced makes up for it!

Our thanks to all of our loyal customers who helped us by voting.  We really do appreciate knowing that you do care about how much hard work, effort and time that we spend to bring you nothing but the best each week, really does matter.  We promise, we won't let you down in the days to come...fall is almost here and that means a new variety of crops will be available at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market real soon!

Thank you for your continued support and patronage...we really do grow for you!

 
 
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