Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

This is a special weekend, it's Labor Day! The first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882. It was a day to pay tribute to the creators of our nations strength, freedom and leadership...the American worker! I can't think of a better American worker than the farmer. Without farmers there would be nothing else...we have to eat in order to fuel our bodies so that we can work. Please join us in showing your support for the American farmer on Labor Day by shopping at a local farmers market. Of course, we hope you choose Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced market...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


Now for a few reminders...


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market will be open, at the Richmond Rd. location, through October 27th!


The SFMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program) and the FMNP (WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program) vouchers will expire soon, make sure you check the date on your voucher!


And, just in case you have not voted for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market, you can do it at www.farmland.org/vote Just had to get that in again! Lol


Mark your calendars, October 20 th is going to be a special day to say thank you to all of our customers. We thank you all of the time but we kinda thought a special day was in order. We'll be giving away some really neat new market tote bags, pumpkin decorating for the kids, singing and dancing along with a DJ, etc. It'll be a great day and a great way to say thank you to our customers for a great 2012 market season.


So, what will you find this Saturday at the BGFM?


WILLOW OAK


Squash

Tomatoes

Peppers...hot & sweet

Okra

Eggplant

Green beans

Potatoes

Eggs

Poultry

Etc., etc., etc.


RICHMOND RD.


Tomatoes

Peppers...hot & sweet

Corn

Green beans

Okra

Eggplant

Squash

Potatoes

Onions

Kale

Bok choy

Cucumbers

Raspberries

Ginseng

Goldenseal

Herb seasoning

Beef

Rabbit

Lamb

Goat

Baked goods

Jams

Homemade soaps

Fresh cut flowers

Etc., etc., etc.


~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6 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!


730 Millpond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


You can find us in the parking lot of the Willow Oak swimming pool off of Boston Rd. Free and convenient parking at all times!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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


Don't forget VOTE for the

Bluegrass Farmers' Market

www.farmland.org/vote














 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Saturday Goodness!

Boy oh boy, the Customer Appreciation Day last Saturday was a huge success! There are many smiling faces carrying Wildcat blue tote bags. We like to think of them as Bluegrass blue..but what the heck, as long as folks use them! :) Both markets had record attendance, with many new shoppers. Welcome and we hope to see you again. This Saturday will give you the perfect opportunity to return and shop for 100% guaranteed homegrown goodness!


The Willow Oak location will have...


TOMATOES

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELONS

SUMMER & WINTER SQUASH

GREEN BEANS

CORN

PEPPERS

ETC., ETC., ETC.!


The Richmond Rd location will have...


TOMATOES

POTATOES

CORN

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

PEPPERS

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELONS

EGGPLANT

CUCUMBERS

ZUCCHINI

KALE

ONIONS

OKRA

LETTUCE

EGGS

BEER CHEESE

RABBIT, GOAT AND BEEF

BAKED GOODS

HONEY

HERB SEASONING

HOMEMADE SOAP

CUT FLOWERS

ETC., ETC., ETC.!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market has been proud to be named #1 in Kentucky for the past two years...we want to win for a third year. We need your help!

Please go online and vote for us at http://www.farmland.org/vote. We'd appreciate your asking friends and family too! We know we are the best and we want to let the rest of Kentucky know it! :)


~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6 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!


730 Millpond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


You can find us in the parking lot of the Willow Oak swimming pool off of Boston Rd. Free and convenient parking at all times!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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


Don't forget VOTE for the

Bluegrass Farmers' Market

www.farmland.org/vote




 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Customer Appreciation Day!

I was talking to a friend who shops at a local farmers market in Illinois. The conversation headed in the direction of “what is local?” How do you define “local?” I thought about it and decided that “local” to me means that my fruits and veggies have not been in an 18 wheeler traveling across country...they come from within Kentucky. But then you have to consider another important thing when thinking “local” and that is, did the vendor at the market really grow it? Hmmmmm, we discussed this and we both agreed that is why we shop at farmers markets...we expect the vendor to be the farmer! My friend has the choice of three different markets in her area, 2 small and one large. She said that she started shopping at the large one because everyone else did. She asked a farmer what type of beans he was selling and the answer she got made her decide to venture to the smaller market. Know what the farmer said? It's a green bean! We both got a giggle on that answer! Lol


If “local” means the same to you as it does to me...grown/produced in Kentucky by the person selling it, then you will feel right at home at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! We might be small, but we are a true farmers market in every way! And, to show our appreciation to our loyal customers, we are celebrating this Saturday!

It's our annual...


CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY!


~*~*~ FREE MARKET TOTES ~*~*~


Limited Supply, So Shop Early


At Both Market Locations!


The Richmond Rd. location will have a DJ playing music

and he'll take requests...so bring your dancing shoes!


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Help Us Win Again!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market has been voted number one in Kentucky for the past two years and we really want to win again. Please go to http://www.farmland.org/vote and vote for us. Our farmers thank you in advance for voting for what we think is THE best market in town!



Now for the important stuff...what will be available this Saturday!


CORN

TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

CUCUMBERS

EGGPLANT

SMILES

OKRA

KALE

POTATOES

PEPPERS

ONIONS

SHALLOTS

SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS

TOMATILLOS

GARLIC

SMILES

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELONS

PEARS

HONEY

EGGS

BAKED GOODS

JAMS

HERB SEASONING

KITTY TREATS

SMILES

CUT FLOWERS

BEEF

RABBIT

ETC. ETC. ETC.

AND, LOADS OF SMILES!




~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6 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!


730 Millpond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6 or sold out


You can find us in the parking lot of the Willow Oak swimming pool off of Boston Rd. Free and convenient parking at all times!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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


Don't forget VOTE for the

Bluegrass Farmers' Market

www.farmland.org/vote



 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Tuesday Doings!

It's that time of the year...schools are about to start again. But, that does not mean that farmers markets close! For some reason, it always seems like folks think that once the pools close, the kids go back to school and the weather cools off a bit, that the market closes. Far from the truth...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is still going strong! Heck, we are having a Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday at both markets! We'll be giving out a limited supply of market tote bags...a new size, so this is a new one folks. :)


Geez, I got caught up in myself and the excitement. lol I looked this morning and the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is still behind in the vote count for America's Favorite Farmers Market contest...please vote if you haven't and ask your friends and family to support us too. We have been voted number one in Kentucky for the past two years and we want to win again this year. We think we deserve it seen as how we are a 100% homegrown/produced market...we grow, raise, bake, produce what we sell! Http://www.farmland.org/vote


Let's get to the matter at hand...the Tuesday market at our Richmond Rd. location! Look for...


TOMATOES

POTATOES

CUCUMBERS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

ONIONS

EGGPLANT

PEPPERS

OKRA

KALE

MELONS

PEPPER JAMS

EGGS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

AND SO MUCH MORE!



~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6 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!


730 Millpond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6 or sold out


You can find us in the parking lot of the Willow Oak swimming pool off of Boston Rd. Free and convenient parking at all times!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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


Don't forget VOTE for the

Bluegrass Farmers' Market

www.farmland.org/vote








 
 

Summer Bounty at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Saturday is looking like it just might be one of the nicest days of the summer! A little cooler, sunny and not so humid. That makes it a perfect day to shop at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! It's also the last day of Farmers Market Week In Kentucky as proclaimed by the Agricultural Commissioner, James Comer. I can't think of a better way to celebrate farmers than to shop at Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced market...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


Here's a bit of the homegrown goodness that will be available on Saturday...


WILLOW OAK


CORN

TOMATOES

OKRA

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

ZUCCHINI

GREEN BEANS

POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS

WATERMELON

CANTALOUPE

JAMS

ETC., ETC., ETC.!


RICHMOND RD.


TOMATOES

CORN

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

CUCUMBERS

POTATOES

BEETS

EGGPLANT

OKRA

ONIONS

SHALLOTS

PEPPERS

CABBAGE

KALE

WATERMELON

CANTALOUPE

HONEY

HERB SEASONING

EGGS

JAMS

BAKED GOODS

DOGGIE TREATS

HOMEMADE SOAPS

CUT FLOWERS

FRESH CUT HERBS

ETC., ETC., ETC.!


Have you voted for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market yet? We have been voted #1 in Kentucky for the past two years and we sure would like to claim a third year...we need your votes. Http://www.farmland.org/vote Our farmers thank you in advance. :)


~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6 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!


730 Millpond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6 or sold out


You can find us in the parking lot of the Willow Oak swimming pool off of Boston Rd. Free and convenient parking at all times!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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


Don't forget VOTE for the

Bluegrass Farmers' Market

www.farmland.org


 


 
 

Terrific Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Summer goodness shows up at the Tuesday market!


The Richmond Rd. market will be open from 3 until 6 today and it's guaranteed to be full of all sorts of 100% homegrown fruits and veggies. :)


Look for...


TOMATOES

POTATOES

CUCUMBERS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

ONIONS

EGGPLANT

PEPPERS

OKRA

KALE

MELONS

BEER CHEESE

PEPPER JAMS

PEPPER JAMS

EGGS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

AND SO MUCH MORE!


Have you voted for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market yet? We have been voted #1 in Kentucky for the past two years and we sure would like to claim a third year...we need your votes. Http://www.farmland.org/ Our farmers thank you in advance. :)


~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6 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!


730 Millpond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6 or sold out


You can find us in the parking lot of the Willow Oak swimming pool off of Boston Rd. Free and convenient parking at all times!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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


Don't forget VOTE for the

Bluegrass Farmers' Market

www.farmland.org








 
 

We're Proud To Be The Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

The Bluegrass Farmers' Market needs to, once again, clarify something...we are not part of the Lexington Farmers Market. Yes, we are located in Lexington but that is about all that we have in common.


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is a guaranteed 100% homegrown/produced market. All of the farms are inspected to assure our customers that they are buying nothing but homegrown or produced items from our members. Each and every farmer must have a GAP certificate...that means he/she has gone through Good Agricultural Practices training! And, each individual farmer must obtain a Kentucky Proud designation, not the whole market...each farm! Most importantly, we do not allow anything to be resold by our farmers!!! They must grow, raise, make, bake or produce what they sell. That is the difference between the Bluegrass Farmers' Market and the Lexington Farmers Market! We just needed to clarify this because it seems like many people think that our market is just an extension of the larger market that is at Cheapside, on Southland Dr., Broadway & Maxwell and the U.K. Campus...we are not! Our farmers have to farm and cannot attend markets five days a week!


We're not sure how much clearer we can be...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is truly a “farmers” market and not a festival! If you want homegrown goodness, guaranteed, then you want to shop at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. If you want to eat, greet friends, listen to music and hope that the purchase you make is homegrown, then you need to shop at one of the Lexington Farmers' Market five markets...just don't confuse it with the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


I know that sounded pretty harsh but to be honest, our farmers are tired of trying to explain that we will not be at Southland on Sunday, we will not be at U.K. on Wednesday and no...we never sell downtown! Our farmers are working on their farms, doing what they love, before bringing their bounty to our Saturday markets and the afternoon markets at each location. Tuesday afternoon for the Richmond Rd. farmers and Thursday afternoon for the Willow Oak farmers is just about all that they can handle...they have to work on the farm the rest of the week. Hopefully they take one day to rest! :)


Now that we have cleared that up, let's concentrate on what will be available this week at Lexington's largest. Guaranteed 100% homegrown/produced farmers market...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Sorry, I just had to get that in one more time! Lol


Thursday at the Willow Oak location...according to Tom, there will be cucumbers, tomatoes, corn and other veggies, blueberries and fruit jam. I'll bet there will be plenty more! :)


The Saturday Willow Oak market will have...


CORN

TOMATOES

OKRA

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

ZUCCHINI

GREEN BEANS

WATERMELON

CANTALOUPE

BLUEBERRIES

JAMS

ETC., ETC., ETC.!


The Saturday Richmond Rd. location will have...


TOMATOES

CORN

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

CUCUMBERS

POTATOES

CARROTS

BEETS

EGGPLANT

OKRA

ONIONS

SHALLOTS

PEPPERS

CABBAGE

KALE

WATERMELON

CANTALOUPE

HONEY

HERB SEASONING

JAMS

BAKED GOODS

DOGGIE TREATS

HOMEMADE SOAPS

ETC., ETC., ETC.!


Have you voted for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market yet? We have been voted #1 in Kentucky for the past two years and we sure would like to claim a third year...we need your votes. Http://www.farmland.org/ Our farmers thank you in advance. :)


~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6 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!


730 Millpond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6 or sold out


You can find us in the parking lot of the Willow Oak swimming pool off of Boston Rd. Free and convenient parking at all times!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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


Don't forget VOTE for the

Bluegrass Farmers' Market

www.farmland.org


 


 
 
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