It's that time of the year...spring! We celebrate the opening of the Bluegrass Farmers' Market season. :) It's also perfect timing for those that celebrate Easter and Passover...think local for your holiday meals! We'll have farm fresh eggs, the traditional lamb, chicken and plenty of baked goods, including gluten free...we might even have some lettuce this week! It's a very exciting time at our 100% homegrown/produced market...let's all celebrate!
Here's just a bit of what you'll find on Saturday and please remember that we are growing each week as Mother Nature allows!
Stone Burr Farm will be bringing lamb for you Easter dinner!
My Ole Kentucky Soap will be bringing their local brew beer soap and local goat's milk soap!
Roger Postley of Tomatoes, Etc will have some Purple Ruffle Basil plants and maybe some other herb plants. He'll be taking orders for his heirloom pepper and tomato plants too!
Herb'n Renewal will be loaded down with their hand blended herb seasoning, handcrafted glycerin soaps, catnip for the kitties and lavender sachets. Don't forget the Zucchini, Apple'n Oat Thingies! Make sure you stop by and enjoy a sweet treat from our Easter basket! Treats (not sweet) for your four-legged pal too!
Cripple Creek Farm, new to our market this year, will be bringing jams, jellies, homemade strawberry and cherry pie fillings, gluten and grain free breads, garlic and herb breadsticks, Amish white, sourdough, banana nut and zucchini breads too! And, weather permitting look for young spring asparagus and lettuce!
McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will be bringing hot pepper, spiced tomato, hot spiced tomato jams, Concord grape and Niagara grape jelly. Dried tomatoes and okra. And for that sweet tooth, look for chocolate zucchini cake, zucchini bread, pumpkin pecan cookies! We'll also have a limited supply of radishes and arugula!
Kelly's Kobe Beef, another new farmer this year, will be bringing their farm fresh eggs, Kobe beef and all sorts of pork cuts!
On Tapp Dairy will have plenty of pork, beef, chicken and veal cuts! And, farm fresh eggs too!
I would love to have been able to report that Caludi's Fields would be bringing their delicious asparagus tomorrow but it appears that someone else wanted it. Judy called last night to tell me that someone stole it from their field! :(
And, who knows what other surprises you might find! :)
By the way, Roger and Clay, the Two Troubadours will be on hand to entertain us all with their great music!
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And, speaking of our Facebook page...we'd love to have you as a friend! :)
Check out our website too...it is in the process of being updated! You can link to our blog for updates and happenings from there too!
~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~
3450 Richmond Rd.
Open April 12, 2014 through October 25, 2014
Saturday 9 until 2 TOMORROW!!!
Tuesday 3 until 6 OPENING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!
We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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, we love seeing your four-legged friends!
We also will be opening a second Saturday market at Azur restaurant in the Beaumont Centre! The opening date for that is slated for May 10th. We'll keep you up to date on the happenings.
The Bluegrass Farmers' Market
is Lexington's largest
100% homegrown/produced farmers market!
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