Bluegrass Farmers Market

  (Lexington, Kentucky)
Nothing but 100% Homegrown or Produced at our market!
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Last Bluegrass Farmers' Market Day Of 2011!

I really hate writing this blog entry...it's about our last market day of the 2011 season. That makes me sad. But, I have to admit that the Bluegrass Farmers' Market sure has a bunch to be proud of and excited about after this season. Just a few thoughts about the 2011 season...


We were voted the #1 farmers market in Kentucky for the second year in a row!!! This was a nationwide contest run by the American Farmland Trust and in order to get votes our loyal customers had to speak up! We thank you for your support and thanks for recognizing how important a 100% homegrown/produced farmers market is to folks who want to “keep it local!” The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's largest guaranteed 100% homegrown/produced market and you , our customers, showed us that it is worth the effort to be a bit smaller and to have a shorter market season. Thank you again...a million times over!!!!


We outgrew our original market site and opened a satellite market in the Mill Pond Shopping Center. Granted, it was a bit small but it sure showed promise and much growth potential. It's amazing how many farmers want an outlet to sell their products knowing that they are not competing with someone who resells. We were so glad that we found another location and could accommodate them. Heck, it turned out to be great for the folks in the Mill Pond area too!


For the second year in a row, we had a Customer Appreciation Day to show how much we really do appreciate our shoppers. Once again, we gave away market tote bags and I have to say that I love seeing those Bluegrass blue bags all over town! We even made sure that the kids had their special day too...and, they got bags that fit their size!


Let's see, what else happened...we had a great recipe day, we grinned when we saw the huge smile on the faces of our door prize winners throughout the year and we smiled as we watched the little ones decorate their very own pumpkins!


Let's just say that it was a great 2011 Bluegrass Farmers' Market season and we have all of you to thank for that. :)

But, it's not over yet....we have one more day...tomorrow! Look for...


TOMATOES

GREENS

SQUASH

PUMPKINS

GREEN BEANS

SWEET POTATOES

PEPPERS

BAKED GOODS

JAM

HERB SEASONING

BEAN SOUP MIXES

EGGS


AND, SO MUCH MORE!


~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out..IT'S GONNA BE OUR LAST SATURDAY IN 2011

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


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

Thank you so much for your support at our new market...we are now closed for the 2011 season


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out...CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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!


~*~*~*THANK YOU~*~*~*


WE'LL SEE YA IN APRIL 2012!

 

We'll keep you updated throughout

 the winter months, so make sure

 you check this blog out

occasionally!

 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market countdown continues!

Yup, only two more weeks left of the 2011 Bluegrass Farmers' Market season. The great thing is...we still have plenty of homegrown goodness available and if you need to stock up on jams, herb seasoning , soup mix or homemade soap, you only have two more weeks. Think holiday gifts too!


Saturday's market will have tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, peppers, winter squash, pumpkins, garlic, greens, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, etc. And, don't forget the baked goods and flowers too!


~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 VERY LIMITED PARTICIPATION


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

Thank you so much for your support at our new market...we are now closed for the 2011 season


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out...CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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!




 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market is still going strong!

The countdown continues...


only 3 more weeks!


It seems like we were just announcing the opening of the 2011 market season and now here we are counting down the weeks until we close for the season! It's kinda sad and it makes me wish we had a longer warm season, but...we do live in Kentucky and you never know what the weather will be like! Lol Heck, parts of the state have already had frost. EEK!!! Then you travel a mere 20 miles and they are having a heat wave. Welcome to Kentucky! :)


I guess what I am trying to say is I can only give you a hint of what will be available this week because all of the farmers said it depended on the weather.


Here are the “for sure” items...


Jams

Baked Goods

Herb Seasoning

Garlic

Pumpkins

Cut Flowers

Homemade Soap

Eggs

Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Winter Squash

Cabbage

Onions


Here are the “depends on the weather” items...


Tomatoes

Corn

Green Beans

Squash

Peppers

Okra

Cucumbers

Raspberries

Eggplant

Melons

Shiitake Mushrooms


Honestly, that's not such a bad list of “for sure” items and Mother Nature has been fairly nice this week so I anticipate the “depends on the weather” items to be at the market as well. You can be assured that whatever makes it to the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is 100% homegrown or produced...we guarantee it!



~*~ 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

Thank you so much for your support at our new market...we are now closed for the 2011 season


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out...CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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!









 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market open for 4 more weeks!

 

~*~*~The countdown has begun~*~*~


Only 4 more weeks of the 2011 Bluegrass Farmers' Market season left!


Wow, where did the summer go? It feels like I was just harvesting lettuce and then the seasons first tomato. I have to admit that I am going to miss my garden fresh tomatoes...the ones at the grocery store taste like cardboard to me. I am going to make sure that we sit down and enjoy what will probably be the last bacon, basil and tomato sandwich for the year. Please, I need some (((hugs))) because I can feel the tears starting already!


Okay, I need to get back on track and enjoy the last four weeks of 100% homegrown goodness! Maybe some wonderful squash and maybe a pumpkin pie. How about some grilled eggplant with wonderful shiitake mushrooms. I'm feeling a bit better. Oh my, I think I might even be able to get some green beans and broccoli! How could I pass up the sweet taters and onions...or the peppers. Alright, I am darn near back to normal! I could start the day off with some farm fresh eggs and toast with homemade jam. Lunch could be a perfectly seasoned soup or maybe even chili with a fabulous zucchini chocolate cake for dessert. Dinner has already been reserved for my aforementioned BBT sandwich. Yes, I am a happy camper once again. :)


Geez, I was so darn busy thinking about the “right now” that I didn't even think about stocking up on the “must haves” for winter. Honey, garlic, herb seasoning, homemade soap and of course the jam! And, I do believe that I will shop while enjoying a homemade pumpkin cookie!


Yes, everything will be available this Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market Richmond Rd. location! The weather folks are promising a warm and sunny day...much better than last week. So call a friend and come visit us as we count down the season. We want to remember our customers smiling faces!!!!


~*~ 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

Thank you so much for your support at our new market...we are now closed for the 2011 season


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out...CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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!






 
 
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