Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

Fabulous Falll at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

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...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And, you voted us #1 in Kentucky!


~*~*~*DON'T FORGET~*~*~*


WE ARE OPEN

THROUGH OCTOBER 29TH!



 
 

First Fall Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Well, today is the last day of summer. Tomorrow starts the autumnal equinox...fall! Did you know that on the first day of the autumnal equinox the day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going southward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west. So, does anyone know when the days and nights in Kentucky are equal? I get so confused with all of this technical stuff. Lol I just know that the fall veggies are coming on strong so it must have something to do with the length of the days!

As long as I am filling you all in on some facts, how about a few more...


What gives leaves their red color? Glucose trapped in the leaves. Brown comes from the waste trapped there. The red and purple color come from anthocyanin pigments formed in the dying leaves. Its the same pigment which is common in purple grapes, red apples and violets.


Pumpkins are 90% water!


Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites!


Apples are a member of the rose family!


Fresh apples float because 25% of their volume is air!


Egg Yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain

vitamin D!

 

Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family!


Celery has negative calories...it takes more calories to eat celery than it originally

had to begin with!


Broccoli good news...we're eating 900% more than we did 20 years ago!


Don't you feel a wee bit smarter after reading these interesting facts? I know I did when I saw them!


Now for the best news...what's going to be available at the market this Saturday!


RICHMOND RD. MARKET


TOMATOES

heirlooms too!

GREEN BEANS

greasy

1/2 runner

blue lake

dade

northeastern

SQUASH

yellow

zucchini

patty pan

cushaw

butternut

hubbard

CUCUMBERS

pickling & slicers

OKRA

POTATOES

SWEET POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

EGGPLANT

GARLIC

MUSHROOMS

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PUMPKINS

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS

MUMS

HERB PLANTS

BAKED GOODS

HOMEMADE SOAP


Hope everyone had a great time decorating their pumpkins last week!



MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER


Limited participation on Saturday and the Thursday market is closed for the season.




~*~ 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...very limited participation

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out...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.



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And, you voted us #1 in Kentucky!


~*~*~*DON'T FORGET~*~*~*

WE ARE OPEN

THROUGH OCTOBER 29TH!


 
 

Pumpkin Day at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Fall is darn near here and the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is going to celebrate the season change a wee bit early. In fact, it's this Saturday at the Richmond Rd. location. We're going to be celebrate a curcurbit variety...a little round, orange one to be exact. It's Pumpkin Day at the market! Kids of all ages get to decorate their very own pumpkin. We'll supply the markers, the stick-ons and the pumpkin...you supply the creativity! I can't wait to see what our kiddo customers come up with. :)


Just because fall is headed our way doesn't mean that the summer goodness has left the market. There's still plenty of fruits and veggies that we associate with the warm months, like tomatoes and melons.


Here's a bit of what you'll find at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market this Saturday...



RICHMOND RD. MARKET


~*~*~*~* PUMPKIN DAY ~*~*~*~*

THIS SATURDAY!


CORN

TOMATOES

heirlooms too!

GREEN BEANS

greasy

1/2 runner

blue lake

dade

northeastern

SQUASH

yellow

zucchini

patty pan

cushaw

butternut

hubbard

CUCUMBERS

pickling & slicers

OKRA

POTATOES

SWEET POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

CABBAGE

EGGPLANT

CARROTS

GARLIC

SHALLOTS

MUSHROOMS

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PUMPKINS

DECORATIVE CORN

APPLES

PEARS

PEACHES

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

BEEF

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS (STEVIA, BASIL & MINT)

MUMS

HERB PLANTS

JAM CAKES

HOMEMADE SOAP



MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER


Sorry, no report this week. It will be a surprise for everyone!




~*~ 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...very limited farmer participation


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 largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And, you voted us #1 in Kentucky!






 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Happenings!

Yup, I do believe that fall is on its way! This cool weather has been a welcome change from the high 90's we had last week. But, unfortunately it also means that some of the summer goodness is about to make its last showing at the market. The local peaches will be in short supply and the cantaloupes have all but disappeared. The good news is they are making room for the wonderful fall/winter squash and broccoli!


Once again, we have to thank all of our loyal customers for voting for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market in the America's Favorite Farmers Market contest. Just in case you hadn't heard...we were voted #1 in Kentucky for the second year in a row! We certainly do appreciate you continued support.


Now, on to the important stuff...what's gonna be at the market this week provided the rain didn't wipe the crops out!


RICHMOND RD. MARKET


CORN

TOMATOES (ALL VARIETIES INCLUDING HEIRLOOMS!)

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

OKRA

POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

CABBAGE

EGGPLANT

CARROTS

GARLIC

SHALLOTS

MUSHROOMS

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

APPLES

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS (STEVIA, BASIL & MINT)

JAM CAKES

FRIED FRUIT PIES

DONUTS

HOMEMADE SOAP



MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER


Sorry, no report this week. It will be a surprise for everyone!


~*~*~* Mark your calendars *~*~*~


Pumpkin Day


September 17th


Kids of all ages get to decorate their very own pumpkin!








~*~ 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...very limited farmer participation


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 largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And, you voted us #1 in Kentucky!



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


Before I close this edition of our weekly blog, I would like to add something.

This weekend is one of remembrance. Ten years ago, the people of the United States of America saw first hand what an attack on our soil can do to a nation. Instead of falling apart, we came together as one and supported those that needed us. I am choosing to celebrate the lives of those that were lost on September 11, 2001...may they never be forgotten.

 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market is #1 in Kentucky!

 

Thank you loyal customers! You voted and we won! The Bluegrass Farmers' Market was voted #1 in Kentucky for the second year in a row!!!


You have no idea how much our farmers appreciate your confidence and support. Being a small, totally homegrown/produced farmers market is not easy. We don't have the variety of fruits and vegetables available year round like the big markets. But, that's because we only sell what we grow, raise, make or bake! It's really nice to know that you all appreciate our homegrown goodness.


Wow, I am soooooo excited so just bear with me if I go off track and grin for a second while I am typing this. :)


~*~*~* Mark your calendars *~*~*~


Pumpkin Day


September 17th


Kids get to decorate their very own pumpkin!


This will be such a fun day for kids of all ages...

decorate a pumpkin and take it home to enjoy!

We'll supply everything except the imagination!

Okay, back to business as usual with a smile! :)

Folks have been asking how long the market continues.  For some reason it seems like people think that we close once school starts.  NOPE, we grow plenty of fall season goodness too!  In fact, pumpkins and Indian corn made their first showing this past Saturday.  The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is open through October 29th! :)

There is still plenty of summer goodness available this week...

 RICHMOND RD. MARKET

Many farmers will still have recipes available! :)


CORN

TOMATOES (ALL VARIETIES INCLUDING HEIRLOOMS!)

GREEN BEANS

COW PEAS

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

OKRA

POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

CABBAGE

EGGPLANT

CARROTS

GARLIC

SHALLOTS

MUSHROOMS

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PEACHES

APPLES

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS (STEVIA, BASIL & MINT)

JAM CAKES

FRIED FRUIT PIES

DONUTS



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



AND, BOTH MARKETS ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE SOME SURPRISES! :)




~*~ 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 largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


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


Did you catch me smiling? :)

 
 
RSS feed for Bluegrass Farmers Market blog. Right-click, copy link and paste into your newsfeed reader

Calendar


Search


Navigation


Topics


Feeds


BlogRoll