Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

It's that time of the year...cooler weather, leaves changing colors, football, tailgating, decorating, pumpkin carving, trick or treat, etc. Yup, it's fall! But guess what? You'll still be able to find some summer goodness at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market...think watermelon, raspberries, corn and tomatoes! It just doesn't get any better than that...fall and summer goodies all at the same time. And, we even have a few more of those great totes to give away!


Here's a bit of what you will find this Saturday at the Richmond Rd market location...


TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

CORN

PEPPERS...hot, sweet and in between!

EGGPLANT

OKRA

POTATOES

SWEET POTATOES

WINTER SQUASH

PUMPKINS

WATERMELONS

RASPBERRIES

SPAGHETTI SQUASH

GREENS

BASIL

CUT FLOWERS

SUNFLOWERS

FRUIT JAMS

PEPPER JAMS

MUMS

HERB SEASONING

HOMEMADE SOAPS

BAKED GOODS

EGGS


AND, SO MUCH MORE!


******** REMINDER ********


If you have any FMNP/SFMNP vouchers,

they need to be used by October 31, 2012!



~*~ 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 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!

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!


We'd like to thank all of our customers

for a great

2012 Willow Oak market season...

We hope to see you in April!



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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!

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





 
 

First Fall Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Brrrrrrr! There is a wee bit of a nip in the air this morning. Guess it is time to pack away the summer shorts and bust out the long britches. It's a melancholy time for me...I love the crisp fall days but I will miss the heat of the summer days too. The great thing is the season change brings many new items to the market. Fall is not fall without pumpkins, butternut squash and beautiful deep green kale! Hey, don't forget the summer hanger-ons too! I think I made up a new word, but you know what I mean. The tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, etc. that still keep growing up until that first frost hits.


By the way, I froze a gazillion peppers this past week...it's so easy. I wash, pat dry and then cut them. This is where I always seemed to spend more time than necessary...until my hubby showed me an easy way to avoid scooping out the seeds in a bell pepper. It was a “DUH” moment for me! Lol Simply set the pepper upright and using a sharp knife, start slicing downward from the stem...kinda in a curved motion so to avoid cutting into the core/seed area. You'll get about four sections that you can slice into smaller strips if that is what you want. No more picking seeds out! :) I then put them on a sheet/cookie pan and set in the freezer till frozen and then I store them in freezer bags until I need them. This way you can use only what is needed for that winter recipe that just has to have some peppers in it! :) One more little tip, the white or pithy part of the inside of the pepper is where any bitterness would come from, so slice it away!


Okay, enough blabbing from me...let's get to the important stuff like what you'll be able to find at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market this Saturday!


WILLOW OAK location...probably the last Saturday for the 2012 season


PUMPKINS

PEPPERS

SQUASH

POTATOES

GREEN BEANS

ETC., ETC.


RICHMOND RD. location


TOMATOES

PEPPERS

OKRA

POTATOES

SWEET POTATOES

GREEN BEANS

CABBAGE

SQUASH

EGGPLANT

TURNIPS

KALE

PUMPKINS

ONIONS

WATERMELONS

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

BEEF

RABBIT

LAMB

GOAT

HONEY

HERB SEASONING

CUT FLOWERS...SUNFLOWERS TOO!

BASIL

FRUIT JAMS

PEPPER JAMS

BAKED GOODS

HOMEMADE SOAPS

MUMS

ETC., ETC.



******** REMINDER ********


If you have any FMNP/SFMNP vouchers,

they need to be used by October 31, 2012!



~*~ 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 PROBABLY THE LAST SATURDAY!

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!

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



 
 

Sunny Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Oh my gosh, I went to the grocery store today and I have a major case of sticker shock! EEK! I keep reading and hearing about how expensive it is to shop at a farmers market. Whoa, back up and go to your local grocery store. I have to admit that I grabbed “Barry” in the produce department and asked him if he realized that I could buy locally grown cucumbers, potatoes, tomatoes, melons, eggplant, squash, peppers and so on for at least half of what they were charging! Poor “Barry” thought I was attacking him and he went on to explain that the price increase had something to do with the way farmers are growing these days. Okay, now I am totally confused because our farmers put seeds, corms, roots, eyes, etc. into soil and then watch the stuff grow. Granted, you have to weed, water, pick off the pests, talk to the plants...you know, farm! It finally dawned on me, maybe “Barry” was trying to explain that the big guys who supply grocery stores use tricks and stuff that is not natural to most of us. I put the kale back in place...under the beautiful spray of water that is trying to make them look fresh without much success. I will wait until Saturday when I can purchase some honest to gosh homegrown fresh kale at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. Sorry “Barry” but my money is going to local farmers at a much better price!



So, what else can I find at the market this Saturday...


WILLOW OAK


Peppers

Squash

Melons

Pumpkins

Etc.


RICHMOND RD.


Tomatoes

Peppers

Squash

Winter squash

Spaghetti squash

Cucumbers

Green beans

Okra

Eggplant

Kale

Bok choy

Nappa cabbage

Cabbage

Onions

Potatoes

Sweet potatoes

Watermelons

Raspberries

Pumpkins

Honey

Herb seasoning

Jams

Baked goods

Eggs

Rabbit

Chicken

Cut flowers

Homemade soap

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!

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



 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Saturday Goodness!

The results are in and the Bluegrass Farmers' Market came in second place in the Commonwealth of Kentucky according to the America's Favorite Farmers Market contest. We were number one in the mid-size category! Heck, our little 100% homegrown/produced market has been voted #1 in Kentucky in 2010 and 2011 and this year the big guys finally beat us. Congratulations to the Lexington Farmers Market. It just shows us, the Bluegrass Farmers' Market, that we are going to have to work harder next year to educate the local public that there is a difference between the two markets. The great part is, Lexington has the top two markets in the Commonwealth! WTG Lexington!


Don't forget...


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!




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 be at the markets on Saturday?


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

Nappa cabbage

Cucumbers

Pumpkins

Winter squash

Spaghetti squash

Watermelon

Raspberries

Herb seasoning

Beef

Smoked Rabbit

Lamb

Goat

Eggs

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!

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



 
 
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