It's fall at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!
That means plenty of cool weather goodness, like acorn and butternut squash, cabbage, sweet potatoes, eggplant and those wonderful pie pumpkins! But, some summer goodies are still available too...like tomatoes, green beans, peppers, watermelons, okra and garlic!
Here's a few extra special items that our farmers will have above and beyond the usual fall and summer fare...
McMaine's Riverhaven Farm has grown a really unique Japanese pumpkin/squash called Kabocha. It has an exceptional sweet flavor...even sweeter than butternut squash! It can be used in side dishes, soups, pies and even as tempura! By the way, don't pass up some of Linda's great home baked goods, they are to die for!
If you are looking for farm fresh eggs then you need to visit the Greeley Farm booth! James has delicious shiitake mushrooms too! And, just in case you didn't know, he drives all the way from Campton each Saturday so that he can bring you the freshest and the best.
Jams are always a big thing at farmers markets and we are lucky enough to have some of the best fruit jams available at Caludi's Fields booth. Judi will be more than happy to help you with a selection!
Karin and Drew at Herb'n Renewal will have their fall/winter best seller available in abundance this Saturday...Chili Season'n! It goes along with their other 23 blends!!! Karin has also been busy in the soap shop, so stop by and visit them for some great flavors and scents!
Want flowers? There's only one place to go and that is to Jane at Jane's Garden, Flowers & Herbs! Jane makes our market light up with the bright colors. Hey, she's also our garlic and basil gal!!!
These are just a few of the wonderful items that will be available this Saturday at the #1 farmers market in Kentucky!!!!
Here's another great thing happening on Saturday...and Sunday! After you visit the Bluegrass Farmers' Market take the short drive out Richmond Rd. to Old Richmond Rd. right across from Jacobson Park and go 4 miles...turn left and you'll see the Botanica sign! In case you don't recognize the name Botanica, it's our very own Vicki...the herb and plant gal from the market. She's having a pumpkin harvest at her farm this weekend! All sorts of fun things including a petting barn, corn hole games, corn maze, search for the “money” pumpkins and even a photo session with an “old tractor!” Give her a holler if you need more information at (859) 806-9424.
Once again, we want to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support during our 2011 market season. It's not easy being the 100% homegrown/produced market in town because our market tends to be smaller during the spring and fall because we do not allow any vendors who resell...we grow, raise, bake or produce what we offer for sale!
~*~ 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 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Thursday 3 until 6:30 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
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. SEE YA IN APRIL 2012! Thank you for a great first year! :)
The Bluegrass Farmers' Market
is Lexington's largest
100% homegrown/produced farmers market!
And, each farmer is certified...
And, you voted us #1 in Kentucky!
WE ARE OPEN
THROUGH OCTOBER 29TH!