Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

Both of the Saturday markets are sure to be filled with all sorts of summer goodness! Our satellite market at Mill Pond is growing in leaps and bounds. And so is our original Richmond Rd. Location...it's full to capacity now! That's why we had to open the satellite market at Mill Pond. It seems like folks appreciate knowing that they can be guaranteed that their purchases are 100% homegrown or produced by our market members! And, our farmers love the fact that they are able to sell their produce along with other growers who appreciate the hard work that farming presents. It sure does make a difference to everyone, farmers and shoppers alike!


Okay, now for the really important stuff...the market goodies that will be available this week.!


RICHMOND RD. MARKET


CORN

TOMATOES (ALL VARIETIES INCLUDING HEIRLOOMS!)

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

CABBAGE

EGGPLANT

CARROTS

GARLIC

SHALLOTS

MUSHROOMS

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PEACHES

APPLES

BLACKBERRIES

EGGS

BEEF

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS (STEVIA, BASIL & MINT)

HANGING HERB BASKETS

HERB & FLOWER PLANTS

JAM CAKES

FRIED FRUIT PIES

DONUTS

HAMBURGERS


MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER

Don't forget the Thursday market!


CORN

TOMATOES (HEIRLOOMS TOO!)

GREEN BEANS

ONIONS

PEPPERS

POTATOES

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

WATERMELONS

CANTALOUPES

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

EGGPLANT

CABBAGE

PEACHES

APPLES

FRESH CUT ZINNIA & SUNFLOWERS


AND, BOTH MARKETS ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE SOME SURPRISES!


*** One of our farmers would like to take orders on fresh (never frozen) whole free range chickens. If you are interested, you can call John at Rejoicing Acres Farm at (606) 423-4864 for more information. ***


~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Mill Pond Shopping Center Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the shopping center with plenty of free parking. Look for us near the corner of Boston Rd. and Man 'O War Blvd.



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!




~*~*~*~*~*~*

IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17


 

 
 

Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Don't let the summer heat stop you from making a trip to the Tuesday Bluegrass Farmers' Market. There are way too many great items that will be available today!


Look for...


TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

POTATOES

PEPPERS

CABBAGE

ONIONS

EGGPLANT

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

BLACKBERRIES

CUT FLOWERS AND HERBS

CANTALOUPES

JAMS


And, maybe...


PEACHES

APPLES

FRIED PIES

DONUTS

APPLE BUTTER


*** One of our farmers would like to take orders on fresh (never frozen) whole free range chickens. If you are interested, you can call John at Rejoicing Acres Farm at (606) 423-4864 for more information. ***


~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Mill Pond Shopping Center Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the shopping center with plenty of free parking. Look for us near the corner of Boston Rd. and Man 'O War Blvd.



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!




~*~*~*~*~*~*

IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17


 

 
 

Summer Goodness at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Our thanks to everyone for making our Customer Appreciation Day one of the best ever! Both Saturday market locations had record crowds and we saw many smiling faces as we watched the flood of Wildcat blue market totes being filled with market goodies! Congratulations to all of our winners of the door prizes. I did get to watch our grand prize winner go through her tote bag that was loaded with something from every farmer at the market...she was thrilled! Everyone else will get to spend their Bluegrass Market Bucks in the coming weeks and those that won the gift certificates to Alafalfa restaurant...enjoy! :) Our farmers had a great time and we're already thinking about what to do for our wonderful customers in the near future.


We are happy to announce that the Mill Pond Shopping Center satellite market is going to start selling on Thursday afternoons from 3 until 6:30...that's in addition to the Saturday market! Our little market sure has grown from the original 10 farmers at our Richmond Rd. location...we're almost 30 farmers strong now! And, we had a waiting list which is why we now have the satellite market. All I can say is that you'll find 100% homegrown goodness at both market locations!!!



So, what will you find this Saturday at the markets? Here's an idea of what summer, farm fresh goodies will be available...



CORN

TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

POTATOES

GARLIC

ONIONS

SHALLOTS

CUCUMBERS

ZUCCHINI

BEETS

CARROTS

KALE

KOHLRABI

CABBAGE

PEPPERS

BLACKBERRIES

BLUBERRIES

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELONS


AND MUCH MORE!


The Richmond Rd. market will also have...


APPLES

PEACHES

EGGS

BEEF

HONEY

HERB SEASONING

BAKED GOODS

FRIED FRUIT PIES

JAMS & JELLIES

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

PLANTS & HERB PLANTERS

HOMEMADE SOAPS



~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Mill Pond Shopping Center Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the shopping center with plenty of free parking. Look for us near the corner of Boston Rd. and Man 'O War Blvd.



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!



And, each of our farmers are certified


Kentucky Proud


and GAP trained...


that means we know

Good Agricultural Practices!


~*~*~*~*~*~*

IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17

 

 
 

Terrific Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Wow, what a great Customer Appreciation Day we had on Saturday! We met many new customers and smiled at even more return patrons. The farmers at the new satellite market in Mill Pond Center said they were thrilled with the turnout too. :) It gave them a chance to meet new folks and to let them know that the Thursday market is now open from 3 until 6:30!


But, today is Tuesday and that means the Tuesday market at our Richmond Rd. location! Here's a bit of what you'll find today...


CORN

TOMATOES

PEPPERS

GREEN BEANS

ONIONS

POTATOES

CUCUMBERS

BLUEBERRIES

BLACKBERRIES

GARLIC

CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS

JAMS & JELLIES


AND MUCH MORE!


~*~*~*~*~*~*


~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Mill Pond Shopping Center Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the shopping center with plenty of free parking. Look for us near the corner of Boston Rd. and Man 'O War Blvd.



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market

 is Lexington's only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!



And, each of our farmers are certified

Kentucky Proud


and GAP trained...


that means we know

 Good Agricultural Practices!


IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!

http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17


P.S. We are currently #1 in Kentucky...keep telling your friends about our wonderful market so we can stay there! And, you can vote for more than one market...so if you shop at two markets you can still vote for your other favorite.


 
 

Customer Appreciation Day at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

We're celebrating our favorite folks...our customers! That's right, Saturday is Customer Appreciation Day at both market locations!!! We'll be showing our appreciation by giving away market tote bags at the Richmond Rd. and at the Mill Pond Center markets. These are great totes and they're even Wildcat blue...or should I say Bluegrass Farmers' Market blue! Lol Either way, they are well made, roomy and very sturdy, so shop early to make sure that you get one.


So, what else will you find at our markets this Saturday?


RICHMOND RD. MARKET


CORN

TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

POTATOES

GARLIC

ONIONS

SHALLOTS

CUCUMBERS

ZUCCHINI

BEETS

CARROTS

KALE

CABBAGE

PEPPERS

BLACKBERRIES

BLUBERRIES

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELONS

EGGS

BEEF

HONEY

HERB SEASONING

BAKED GOODS

JAMS & JELLIES

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

PLANTS & HERB PLANTERS

HOMEMADE SOAPS

AND MUCH MORE!


Plus...


DOOR PRIZES

GIFT CERTIFICATES FROM ALFALFA RESTAURANT

MARKET TOTES

SMILING FACES GALORE!!!



MILL POND CENTER MARKET...

now open on Thursday too!


I did not receive a market report but I will almost guarantee that you'll find...


CORN

TOMATOES

SQUASH

GREEN BEANS

CUCUMBERS

POTATOES

AND MUCH MORE SUMMER GOODNESS!


Plus...


MARKET TOTES!!!


****************************************************


I have to share a little story with you all. I received a phone call earlier this week from a farmer who was interested in selling his produce at a farmers market in Lexington. His first question almost set me back a bit, but I did not hesitate as I answered it...honestly! He asked me why I sold my goods at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market and not at the other market. I first explained that Lexington had more than two market associations selling at various locations throughout the area. I was not familiar with the two newest markets so I couldn't comment on those. I was very familiar with the largest market in Lexington, The Lexington Farmers Market, and I went on to explain that I had sold there for almost 11 years. The difference between them and the one that I now belong to, The Bluegrass Farmers' Market, is that this market is 100% homegrown or produced and they guarantee it! I am serious...they inspect all farms before allowing anyone to join. They make sure that each member is GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) trained and each member has to be a certified Kentucky Proud member. In other words, they are truly what I would call a farmers market. I had just started to spout the good things about the other market when he interrupted me and said he had heard enough to warrant filling out an application for our market. :) It always makes me feel good when I know that I made the right decision in moving to a smaller but 100% homegrown market! But, please do not get me wrong...the other market has plenty to offer too! I just prefer knowing that I am buying from the folks who actually grew, raised, baked or produced what they were selling.


Not sure why I had to share that experience except that I guess I appreciate the Bluegrass Farmers' Market and its dedication to really local products as much as I appreciate the folks who understand that and after all...it is

Customer Appreciation Day!!!


~*~*~*~*~*~


~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Mill Pond Shopping Center Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the shopping center with plenty of free parking. Look for us near the corner of Boston Rd. and Man 'O War Blvd.



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market

is Lexington's only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!



And, each of our farmers are certified

Kentucky Proud


and GAP trained...


that means we know

Good Agricultural Practices!


IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17








 
 

Hot Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Hot, Hot, Hot! Yup, Mother Nature is having a heat wave and that means you don't want to heat up the kitchen, so how about grilling some veggies! We enjoyed grilled potatoes, onions, carrots, cabbage, garlic and zucchini on Sunday. It was sooooo easy and delicious! I just cubed, sliced or diced all of the veggies...tossed them with some canola oil and seasoned then to taste...wrap in an aluminum foil “bag” and grill on a low flame and then turn after about 30 minutes. It took our goodies about 50 minutes to cook thoroughly but it all depends on how small you cut your veggies. All I know is we sure did enjoy our “dump on your plate” grilled veggies.


The best part about this easy to fix goodies is that everything will be available at the market today!!! Yup, the Tuesday market on Richmond Rd. will have loads of summer goodness available. Here's just a sampling of what you'll find...


GREEN BEANS

TOMATOES

ZUCCHINI

SQUASH

POTATOES

CABBAGE

GARLIC

PEPPERS

BLACKBERRIES

BLUEBERRIES

FRESH CUT HERBS

CUT FLOWERS

JAMS & JELLIES


AND MUCH MORE!


DON'T FORGET...


THIS SATURDAY, JULY 16th IS


~*~*~ CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY ~*~*~


AT BOTH MARKET LOCATIONS!


FREE MARKET TOTES AND SO MUCH MORE!


~*~*~*~*~*~


~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Mill Pond Shopping Center Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the shopping center with plenty of free parking. Look for us near the corner of Boston Rd. and Man 'O War Blvd.



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market

 is Lexington's only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!



And, each of our farmers are certified

Kentucky Proud


and GAP trained...


that means we know

Good Agricultural Practices!


IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17




 
 

Super Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

I was walking through the Richmond Rd. market last week and I had to smile to myself. I kept thinking about the years when I shopped at a grocery store and purchased onions, potatoes, squash, etc. I had no idea what variety they were and I'll almost guarantee that the produce clerks didn't either...heck, it was a red or white potato! A red, purple, yellow or white onion! And, squash was yellow or green! Boy, am I glad that my farmer friends have educated me to the point where I actually know what potatoes are good for frying, which ones I should mash and I also know that only certain squash work great for grilling. That's the great part of a 100% homegrown/produced farmers market...the farmers actually grew what they are selling and they know about their products...just ask them for advice when trying something new.


Still thinking about varieties, here's a bit of what you'll find at the Richmond Rd. location on Saturday...


SQUASH

Cousa

Zephyr

PattyPan

Magda

Yellow


POTATOES

Red Norland

Irish Cobbler

Kennebec

Wisconsin Superior

Yukon Gold


GREEN BEANS

Half Runners

Stringless


ONIONS

Candy...red and white!


CUCUMBERS

Slicing

Pickling

Burpless


CABBAGE

Nappa

Savoy

Old fashioned round head


CORN

Peaches and Cream

Ambrosia


LEEKS

GARLIC

OKRA

TOMATOES

GREEN PEPPERS

EGGPLANT

BEEF

JAMS

BAKED GOODS

HERB SEASONING

CUT FLOWERS

HANGING BASKETS

HERB GARDENS

FRESH CUT HERBS

WILD BLACKBERRIES

EGGS

HONEY


I have only received a small bit of information about what will be available at the Mill Pond Shopping Center satellite market this Saturday but what I did get is great! Look for...


Ed to bring his giant elephant ear plants and his wonderful garlic to the satellite market for this one day!


Robert will be permanently joining the new market with his rhubarb, onions, potatoes, squash, peppers and fresh cut flowers!


I am sure you will be able to find much more including corn, tomatoes and green beans.


NEXT SATURDAY, JULY 16th IS


~*~*~ CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY ~*~*~


AT BOTH MARKET LOCATIONS!


FREE MARKET TOTES AND SO MUCH MORE!


~*~*~*~*~*~


~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Mill Pond Shopping Center Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out


We'll be set up in the shopping center with plenty of free parking. Look for us near the corner of Boston Rd. and Man 'O War Blvd.



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market

 is Lexington's only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each of our farmers are certified

Kentucky Proud


and GAP trained...


that means we know

Good Agricultural Practices!


IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17




 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market News!!!

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I know that we enjoyed the fireworks, the patriotic music and most of all the fresh corn and tomatoes to go along with our hamburgers! To me the 4th of July holiday seems to be the real start of summer and all of the fresh goodness that comes with the warm weather. I'm talking corn, tomatoes, green beans, squash, new potatoes and peppers...it just doesn't get any better than that!


Our Tuesday market promises some great summer goodies! Look for...


TOMATOES

POTATOES

CUCUMBERS

SQUASH

GARLIC

ONIONS

PEPPERS

GREEN BEANS

CABBAGE

LEEKS

FRESH CUT HERBS

CUT FLOWERS

JAMS

AND MAYBE SOME BLUEBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES!


~*~*~*~*~


Don't forget to mark your calendars...


July 16th is Customer Appreciation Day


at both market locations!



Speaking of “both” markets, we'd just like to let everyone know that our satellite market at Mill Pond Shopping Center is still going (and growing) strong even though there are no signs up. It seems like vandals stole the 4' x 8' banners and even took the posts that they were hanging from. We're not sure who would steal farmers market signs but the Lexington Police Department is looking into it. But, we're happy to report that it will be business as usual at Mill Pond! More good news about the satellite market...it's growing in leaps and bounds! In fact, one of our Richmond Rd. farmers, Robert from Stonehome Farm is now going to be selling at the new market! That just means that our customers might find that a trip to two markets each Saturday is the thing to do! :)





~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Mill Pond Shopping Center Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out


We'll be set up in the shopping center with plenty of free parking. Look for us near the corner of Boston Rd. and Man 'O War Blvd.



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is

Lexington's only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!



And, each of our farmers are certified

Kentucky Proud


and GAP trained...


that means we know

Good Agricultural Practices!


IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17




 
 
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