Yes, it does even though the 2011 market season has ended for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. It's been a great year and while it is sad to see it end, it only means that our farmers have some extra time to figure out what new goodness they can bring to the market in April! Yup, take my word for it, farmers do not take the winter off and vacation in a warm climate...they work almost as hard during the colder months as they do during the heat of summer. Some crops need to be planted in the fall, fields need to be sowed with a cover crop, research needs to be done so that they can figure out what seed worked and which one didn't...then they have to plan and order for spring seeding.
This is where our customers come into play...what would you like to see at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market next year? Is there something that you have wanted to try but couldn't find it at the market? I know that I discovered a great (new to me) cucumber this year and I am hoping that McMaine's Riverhaven Farm grows the Armenian Cucumber again next year...I loved them! And, we fell in love with the Wisconsin Superior potatoes from the Green Garden on Colby farm...delicious!
Did you find something wonderful at the market? Please let us know so that you'll be able to find it again next year. And, if you just happen to see or try something new that you might want, let us know...I'll pass it on to the farmers and maybe you'll see it next season. :)
The Bluegrass Farmers' Market prides itself on making our customers smile. It might be with our great fruits, veggies, jams, baked goods, eggs, herb seasoning, plants, flowers or any other item that they make, grow, bake or raise. Remember, we are 100% homegrown or produced! Our smiles come because we love what we do but in order to keep you, our customers, smiling we need to know what you want to see at the market next year. We listen and we'll do our best at all times...just let us know by responding and commenting.
~*~*~ We'll see ya in mid April 2012~*~*~
But, we'll also be keeping you up to date with all sorts of goodies like recipes, hints, tips, market news and some just plain old gossip about our farmers! Keep checking back all winter long. Who knows, maybe those cold winter days might seem a bit shorter! lol
Thank you for a wonderful year!