Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

Summer is unofficially over after this Labor Day weekend. Someone needs to tell Mother Nature that! 90 degree temperatures is not what one would call Fall weather! lol No matter...we get to celebrate two things. It's Labor Day and that means our farmers will be bringing the fruits of their labor to the market on Saturday. And the kids have returned to school so we are celebrating with a Back To School Day! Both markets will have a limited supply of insulated lunch bags that will be given away on Saturday, so shop early! By the way, they are Wildcat Blue in color but we call it Bluegrass Market Blue.


Now on to the fruits of our farmers labor. Here's a bit of what you'll find at the markets this Saturday...



RICHMOND RD. MARKET



Corn

Tomatoes

Squash...assorted varieties

Zucchini

Green Beans...heirlooms too!

Cabbage

Onions

Eggplant

Potatoes

Turnips

Beets

Greens

Peppers

Cucumbers

Kohlrabi

Basil

Catnip

Raspberries

Blueberries

Melons

Beef

Pork

Chicken

Lamb

Goat

Eggs

Garlic

Baked Goods

Beer Cheese

Pimento Cheese blends

Cut flowers...think Zinnias!

Herb Seasoning

Dried Peppers and Veggies

Jams...Pepper Jam too!

Dried lavender sachet

Homemade soap

Wine

Prepared foods!


Entertainment by the Two Troubadours!


STONEWALL CENTER MARKET


Corn

Green Beans

Squash

Cucumbers

Cabbage

Tomatoes

Onions

Zucchini

Potatoes

Peppers

Greens

Beets

Melons

Berries

Strawberry jam

Homemade soap



Smiles galore!


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Check out our Facebook page to see updates!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bluegrass-Farmers-Market/108689732505252


And, speaking of our Facebook page...we'd love to have you as a friend! :)



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~*~ 2013 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Tuesday 3 until 6


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!


3101 Clays Mill Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Thursday 3 until 6


Look for us in the Stonewall Center, set up in front of Another Man's Treasure. Plenty of free parking available!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And all fruit and veggie farmers are...


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!




 
 

Sunny Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Only one more week until our “Back To School Day!” On August 31st, we'll be giving away a limited number of insulated lunch totes, so shop early! Both market locations will be participating. And, by the way they are Wildcat blue or in our case...Bluegrass blue!!!


Summer is still in full swing and you can sure tell by the homegrown goodness available at the market. The tomatoes are wonderful, the corn is spectacular and the green beans are to die for! Many of our farmers have what they call “seconds” available. There is absolutely nothing wrong with them except that they aren't pretty...wonderful for canning or freezing though. If you don't see any on the tables, ask the farmer because he or she might have them hidden away.


So, what will you be able to find at the two markets on Saturday? Here's a partial list...


RICHMOND RD. MARKET



Corn

Tomatoes

Squash...assorted varieties

Zucchini

Green Beans...heirlooms too!

Cabbage

Onions

Eggplant

Potatoes

Turnips

Beets

Greens

Peppers

Cucumbers

Kohlrabi

Basil

Catnip

Raspberries

Blackberries

Melons

Peaches

Apples

Beef

Pork

Chicken

Lamb

Goat

Eggs

Garlic

Baked Goods

Beer Cheese

Pimento Cheese blends

Cut flowers...think Zinnias!

Herb Seasoning

Fruit Jams

Dried lavender sachet

Homemade soap

Prepared foods!


STONEWALL CENTER MARKET


Corn

Green Beans

Squash

Cucumbers

Cabbage

Tomatoes

Onions

Zucchini

Rainbow Chard

Potatoes

Peppers

Okra

Leeks

Greens

Beets

Melons

Berries

Strawberry jam

Homemade soap



Smiles galore!


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


Check out our Facebook page to see updates!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bluegrass-Farmers-Market/108689732505252


And, speaking of our Facebook page...we'd love to have you as a friend! :)



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~*~ 2013 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Tuesday 3 until 6


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!

And, you can enjoy the music of the "Two Old Troubadours,"  Roger and Clay!


3101 Clays Mill Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Thursday 3 until 6


Look for us in the Stonewall Center, set up in front of Another Man's Treasure. Plenty of free parking available!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And all fruit and veggie farmers are...


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!


Remember, mark your calendars

August 31, 2013

Back To School Day

Free Lunch Totes!


 
 

Super Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather. It was so nice to be able to open the windows and air the house out today...and in August no less! But, never fear, summer is still with us and the air conditioners will be working full force next week.

School has started in most areas and the pools will soon close. For some reason folks think that farmers markets close too. We do not! In fact, the Bluegrass Farmers' Market will be open through the end of October! We are actually going to celebrate going back to school on August 31st. Make sure you mark your calendars because we will be giving away a limited number of insulated lunch totes!

So, what will you be able to find at the two markets on Saturday? Here's a partial list...


RICHMOND RD. MARKET



Corn

Tomatoes

Squash...assorted varieties

Zucchini

Green Beans...heirlooms too!

Cabbage

Onions

Eggplant

Potatoes

Turnips

Beets

Greens

Peppers

Cucumbers

Kohlrabi

Basil

Pumpkin & green bean leaves!

Catnip

Raspberries

Blueberries

Melons

Peaches

Apples

Beef

Pork

Chicken

Lamb

Goat

Eggs

Garlic

Baked Goods

Beer Cheese

Pimento Cheese blends

Cut flowers...think Zinnias!

Herb Seasoning

Dried Peppers and Veggies

Jams...Pepper Jam too!

Dried lavender sachet

Homemade soap

Prepared foods!


STONEWALL CENTER MARKET


Corn

Green Beans

Squash

Cucumbers

Cabbage

Tomatoes

Onions

Zucchini

Rainbow Chard

Potatoes

Peppers

Okra

Leeks

Greens

Beets

Melons

Berries

Strawberry jam

Homemade soap



Smiles galore!


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


Check out our Facebook page to see updates!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bluegrass-Farmers-Market/108689732505252


And, speaking of our Facebook page...we'd love to have you as a friend! :)


Don't forget to tune in each Wednesday for our Recipe Wednesday feature!

My apologies for no Recipe Wednesday this week...the little person inside of my computer decided he did not want to play! lol



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~*~ 2013 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Tuesday 3 until 6


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!


3101 Clays Mill Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Thursday 3 until 6


Look for us in the Stonewall Center, set up in front of Another Man's Treasure. Plenty of free parking available!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And all fruit and veggie farmers are...


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!


Remember, mark your calendars

August 31, 2013

Back To School Day

Free Lunch Totes!


 
 

Saturday Goodies at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Saturday is the last day of the National Farmers Market Week and the perfect way to celebrate homegrown goodness is to shop at the largest local 100% homegrown/produced farmers market...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Yup, that's correct, our farmer members are inspected and we can guarantee that they grow, raise, produce, make or bake what is sold at our market! We do not allow any member to go to auctions and resell. We think that is the true meaning of a farmers market! So, we are proud to celebrate National Farmers Market Week with all of you by offering the very best and the freshest available.


Here's a partial list of what you will find this week at one of our markets...


RICHMOND RD. MARKET



Corn

Tomatoes

Squash...assorted varieties

Zucchini

Green Beans...heirlooms too!

Cabbage

Onions

Eggplant

Potatoes

Turnips

Beets

Greens

Peppers

Cucumbers

Kohlrabi

Basil

Pumpkin & green bean leaves!

Catnip

Raspberries

Blueberries

Melons

Peaches

Apples

Beef

Pork

Chicken

Lamb

Goat

Eggs

Baked Goods

Beer Cheese

Cut flowers...think Zinnias and Sunflowers!

Herb Seasoning

Dried Peppers and Veggies

Jams...Pepper Jam too!

Dried lavender sachet

Homemade soap

Prepared foods!


STONEWALL CENTER MARKET


Corn

Green Beans

Squash

Cucumbers

Cabbage

Tomatoes

Onions

Zucchini

Rainbow Chard

Potatoes

Peppers

Okra

Leeks

Greens

Beets

Melons

Berries

Strawberry jam

Homemade soap



Smiles galore!


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


Check out our Facebook page to see updates!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bluegrass-Farmers-Market/108689732505252


And, speaking of our Facebook page...we'd love to have you as a friend! :)


Don't forget to tune in each Wednesday for our Recipe Wednesday feature!



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


~*~ 2013 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Tuesday 3 until 6


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!


3101 Clays Mill Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Thursday 3 until 6


Look for us in the Stonewall Center, set up in front of Another Man's Treasure. Plenty of free parking available!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And all fruit and veggie farmers are...


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!



Special News... our own Mr. Tomato, Roger Postley will be participating in the Annual Tomato Festival!


Fun for the whole family!


Come join your neighbors at the 7th Annual Tomato Festival at The Arboretum. The fun begins on Sunday August 11, from 1:00PM until 4:00PM. Admission $2


This year’s Festival will feature tomato tasting of many varieties—all locally grown. What’s more, this year’s event will be bigger and better with numerous attractions outside the visitor's center and additional children's games, lectures, and prizes. Smashing Tomato, Apiary, and Whole Foods have signed on and guest chefs will be giving demonstrations. Another participating gastronomic mainstay of the Festival is the Sullivan University Culinary program. Speakers Wendy O’Connor, Clark Co. Library, on cooking “After the BLT”, Dr. John Strang, University of Kentucky Extension Horticulture Professor, on “Tomato Culture”, Dr. Norm Strobel, Bluegrass and Community Technical College Biology Professor discussing the culture and diseases of tomatoes and Roger Postley, Tomatoes, Etc., Lexington's own Mr. Tomato (and a BGFM vendor), leading a Tomato Q & A session involving all the speakers. Come. Enjoy!

 
 

Recipe Wednesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

And, we're talking potatoes, spuds, taters...whatever you call them! Don't confuse the ones that you buy at the grocery store with the fresh ones available at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! There is no comparison, trust me. Once you've eaten a freshly dug tater, you'll be wishing that you had a cold cellar to store them in all winter long.


Before I pass on the recipes that friends, family and farmers shared with me, I'd like to give you a tip that I got from a true Irish lass. When making mashed potatoes, boil them until tender, turn the burner off and drain the potatoes...immediately return them to the stove and let them sit in the pot for a minute or two to remove the last of the moisture. Mash as usual...your taters will be extra fluffy!


Now on to the recipes...


Herb'n Smashed Taters


12 small – medium new potatoes

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup butter, melted

Good'n Garlicky or Smoke'n Season

Salt and pepper to taste


Scrub potatoes leaving the skin on. Boil in salted water until just fork tender. Remove and drain...pat taters dry. Drizzle olive oil on a large cookie sheet pan..spread so that it's evenly covered in the oil. Place the taters evenly on the pan. Now comes the fun part...take your potato masher or a fork and press down on each tater, then do the same thing in the opposite direction. You want a criss-cross, smashed tater. :) Brush the tops of each tater with the melted butter. Sprinkle with either Good'n Garlicky or Smoke'n Season...or both like we did! Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven, on the top rack, for 20 minutes or until they are crispy and browned. Salt and pepper to taste.




Scalloped Potatoes


6 potatoes, peeled and sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

2 teaspoons salt

pepper to taste

3 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

2 cups of hot milk

1 cup grated Cheddar cheese


Melt the butter in a double boiler or heavy sauce pan. Add flour, salt, pepper and stir until smooth. Slowly add the hot milk, stirring constantly. When it thickens, add the grated cheese and stir until melted into sauce. In a buttered casserole dish or baking pan, layer the potatoes, onions and cheese sauce...repeat until you use it all. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for one hour.


Amish Potato Salad


6 medium potatoes

1 small onion, chopped

1 cup celery, diced

1 teaspoon celery seed

1 teaspoon salt

4 hard boiled eggs, chopped


Cook potatoes in their skins until tender. Cool, peel and dice. Mix potatoes gently with the remaining ingredient. Then toss with the following cooled dressing...


1 beaten egg

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon flour

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup vinegar

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


In a small sauce pan, combine ingredients in the order given, stirring after each addition. Cook until thick. Cool before tossing with potato mixture.


Ranch Potato Crisps


3 medium potatoes

1 tablespoon oil

1 package dry ranch style dressing mix


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Scrub potatoes, leaving the skins on. Slice into 1/4” slices. Toss potatoes with oil to coat. Add salad dressing mix and toss again. Place potatoes on a single layer in a baking pan or better yet, a baking stone. Do not overlap slices! Bake 40 – 45 minutes or until potatoes are crisp and browned.


Hasselback Potatoes


This next recipe is one that a friend told me that I really need to try. I thought I would just include the link seen as how the picture is sooooooooo delicious looking. :)


http://whatscookingamerica.net/Vegetables/HasselbackPotatoes.htm


This next recipe comes from Virgil Clark of Clark Farm...


Fried Potato Cakes


2 cups cold leftover mashed potatoes

1/2 cup fine chopped onions

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup flour

Kentucky Kernel Seasoned flour for dipping

Olive oil or vegetable oil


Stir beaten egg, onions and flour into potatoes. Form into patties. Dip both sides into Kentucky Kernel Seasoned flour and brown in hot oil. Makes 4 – 6 servings.


This last recipe is an old fashioned favorite!


Mashed Potato Candy


3/4 cup mashed potatoes

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 cups confectioner's powdered sugar, sifted

4 cups flaked coconut

1 12 oz. package chocolate chips

1/2 paraffin bar


Combine the potatoes, vanilla, sugar and coconut; mix well. Chill overnight in the refrigerate. Shape into balls and return to the refrigerator. Melt the chocolate chips and the paraffin in a double boiler. Use a toothpick inserted into each ball and dip in chocolate mixture. Place on waxed paper to cool.


No matter how you prepare your spuds, just remember that freshly dug ones from the market are 100% better tasting than grocery ones.

 
 

Saturday Goodness at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Wow, August is already here and it seems like we just opened our 2013 market season! The Fayette County school s start in less than two weeks. That means parents need to start thinking abut nutritious lunches for their children. Our farmers will be bringing homegrown goodness to the market through October, so you have plenty of time to purchase items that can be included fresh for now or canned or frozen for use in winter lunchboxes. So, start your shopping list now and include some of the homegrown goodness that will be available tomorrow at one of our two market locations!

Here's a partial list...

RICHMOND RD. MARKET



Corn

Tomatoes

Squash...assorted varieties

Zucchini

Green Beans...heirlooms too!

Cabbage

Onions

Eggplant

Potatoes

Turnips

Beets

Greens

Peppers

Cucumbers

Kohlrabi

Basil

Pumpkin & green bean leaves!

Catnip

Raspberries

Blueberries

Melons

Peaches

Apples

Beef

Pork

Chicken

Lamb

Goat

Eggs

Baked Goods

Beer Cheese

Cut flowers...think Zinnias and Sunflowers!

Herb Seasoning

Dried Peppers and Veggies

Jams...Pepper Jam too!

Dried lavender sachet

Prepared foods!


STONEWALL CENTER MARKET


Corn

Green Beans

Squash

Cucumbers

Cabbage

Tomatoes

Onions

Zucchini

Rainbow Chard

Potatoes

Peppers

Okra

Leeks

Greens

Beets

Melons

Berries

Strawberry jam



Smiles galore!


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


Check out our Facebook page to see updates!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bluegrass-Farmers-Market/108689732505252


And, speaking of our Facebook page...we'd love to have you as a friend! :)


Don't forget to tune in each Wednesday for our Recipe Wednesday feature!



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


~*~ 2013 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Tuesday 3 until 6


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!


3101 Clays Mill Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Thursday 3 until 6


Look for us in the Stonewall Center, set up in front of Another Man's Treasure. Plenty of free parking available!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And all fruit and veggie farmers are...


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!



 
 
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