Bluegrass Farmers Market

  (Lexington, Kentucky)
Nothing but 100% Homegrown or Produced at our market!
[ Member listing ]

Corn and Tomatoes at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

It's official, summer is really here! That means we can all start looking forward to wonderful locally homegrown corn, green beans, squash, cucumbers and even some early tomatoes! Yup, you'll be able to find all of these goodies this Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. Yes, you read it correctly...corn is in. :) We've had customers asking for corn since the market opened the 2014 market season. We had to explain that the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is a 100% homegrown/produced market and sorry, it just wasn't in season in Kentucky until last week. Homegrown can mean that “someone” grew it “somewhere!” lol Not at our market...we grow what we sell! That means that our customers are guaranteed really local products and we like it that way.


Corn isn't the only summer goodie that will be available...green beans are in too. So are those wonderful for grilling zucchini and yellow squash. The vine ripe tomatoes are still a bit scarce but we will have some. Besides, now is the time to take advantage of those wonderful fried green maters. I don't know about anyone else but the first bite of that crisp cucumber means summer has arrived for me. The lettuce season is slowing down so grab some and have a fresh salad. And, if you've been eating grocery store potatoes all winter...wait until you taste a farm fresh one. The same goes for the flavor of a head of honest to gosh homegrown cabbage. Life is good at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! :)


You've noticed that we say we are a 100% homegrown/produced market. That means that not everything is “grown!” Some items are raised, baked or made by our farmers. Full of flavor meats of all varieties and cuts are raised by our farmers. Home baked goodies like zucchini breads come from our ovens. Home crafted soaps, jams, jellies, herb seasoning, salsas, etc. are all made by our members. We'll give credit to the hens for laying the eggs! Lol


Now that you know that your purchases are really supporting a local farmer, how about a list of what you will find this Saturday. Remember that this list is always subject to change and chances are you'll find much more at each market.


RICHMOND RD.


REECE GARDEN will be bringing farm fresh Provider and Contender green beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cabbage and a few sweet banana peppers!


McMAINE'S RIVERHAVEN FARM will be bringing Salanova lettuce, which will probably be the last until the weather gets cooler, tender sweet cabbage, green beans (half runners and Contenders)green tomatoes and a few turning ones, a few Sungolds, lots of squash -Zephyr, cousa, yellow straight neck, zucchini and patty pan, cucumbers, basil, dill, parsley, and jams and jellies. If Linda gets the time she may bake some. Check McMaine's Riverhaven Farm Facebook page to see if she'll be bringing her sweet stuff!


HERB'N RENEWAL will have their hand blended herb seasoning...something for everything...with them. Karin's hand crafted glycerin soap creations are back this week. She also will find time to bake those crowd favorite Zucchini, Apple'n Oat Thingies!


JP FOODS, LLC will have their fantastic pimento cheese spreads. Both Bourbon Smoked Pepper and Traditional Pimento Cheese. Think about topping a burger with either of them! January will have samples too!


KELLY'S KOBE BEEF & HERMAN'S HAPPY HOGS will be having a sale on their ham (sliced, roast and ham hocks) that has been smoked and cured with no nitrates for $3.00 a pound and "Kobe" beef patties for $5.50 a pound. The pork chops are wonderful too! Don't forget the farm fresh eggs!


VALLEY OAK FARM will be bringing the first of the season corn, tomatoes and possibly some green beans, squash, zucchini cucumbers and potatoes!


R FAMILY FARM will be headed to the market with their cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash and zucchini baked goods. Look for zucchini and cucumber samples....taste the summer crispiness!


GRIMES MILL WINERY will be bringing their award winning local wines!


HUTCHERSON FAMILY FARM PRODUCE will be headed to the market with loads of farm fresh goodness. Look for green beans, sugar snap peas, sweet onions, tomatoes, red potatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, cabbage, kohlrabi, kale, beets, turnips, broccoli and cauliflower. If you have any special requests for bulk order for squash, cucumbers, onions or potatoes, call Bobby at (502) 682-9431 prior to Saturday morning!


JANE'S GARDEN, FLOWERS & HERBS will be bringing her beautiful cut flowers, including snapdragons, zinnias and red bee balm! She'll also have broccoli, kale and squash!


CALUDI'S FIELDS will have their delicious blueberries!


ON TAPP DAIRY will have their farm fresh chicken, free range eggs, grassfed beef, pork and veal. Think grilling!




AZUR RESTAURANT & PATIO


~*~*~The Lexington Legends will be visiting the Azur market on Saturday...stop by and see what surprises they have! ~*~*~


EMNETT ACRES will be loaded down with farm fresh yellow wax beans in addition to green snaps, red and white potatoes, beets, garlic, zucchini and yellow squash, cucumbers and basil plants!


VALLEY OAK FARM will be making their first appearance at the Azur market this Saturday. Look for corn, tomatoes and possibly some green beans, squash, zucchini cucumbers and potatoes!


CALUDI'S FIELDS will be bringing their wonderful blueberries!


ON TAPP DAIRY will have their farm fresh chicken, eggs, grassfed beef, pork and veal.


CLARK FARM will be bringing red potatoes, cobblers and golden Yukon, chard, kale, collards, yellow squash, zucchini, patty pan squash, pickle cukes and slicer cukes, small red cabbage, small and large green cabbage, green onions, red and green tomatoes and assorted sweet and hot peppers!


Sorry to report that Stone Burr Farm and their wonderful lamb will not be at the Azur market this week. Neither will Sheltowee Farm and their fabulous mushrooms. But, look for both of them to return soon...we'll keep you posted.


And, who knows what other surprises you might find at either market! :)



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We have a big favor to ask each and every one of our FaceBook followers...could you please share with your friends. Each “share” will get the word out a bit more...the more folks that know about the Bluegrass Farmers' Market the better. It will help us grow and be able to offer more to you, our valued customers. :) And, don't forget that it is updated as any new news comes in!!!


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


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!


http://www.bluegrassfarmersmarket.org



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~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2

Tuesday 3 until 6


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2

Thursday 3 until 6


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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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 all fruit and veggie farmers are...


GAP Certified

 
 

Summer Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

It's here...the official start to summer! The solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere on June 21 at 6:51 A.M. EDT. Which means 249 minutes later the Bluegrass Farmers Market will open its summer season! :) Wish we could say that we will have fresh corn, vine ripened melons and red ripe tomatoes available but unfortunately Mother Nature has not cooperated this year. Being a 100% homegrown/produced farmers market does have its disadvantages to go along with all of the great part of knowing that you are purchasing from the actual farmer who is a part of a market that actually grew that fruit or vegetable!


So, let's all celebrate summer by shopping at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Both of our locations have nothing but homegrown/produced goodness and we guarantee it! Every member farm is inspected to make sure that they are not bringing any “auction” or “produce terminal” items to our market. We do not allow any “resellers!” Okay, occasionally you might might find one of our members selling for another member simply because there has been an emergency, special event in their life or the cost of driving to Lexington just doesn't warrant them being there for lack of product offering...think harsh Kentucky spring cold weather and the lack of asparagus. We still do not want our customers to miss out on their offerings so be on the lookout for their items to be at a different booth...maybe! :) You'll see a sign to let you know that this farmer is selling for another member farmer and we still guarantee that it is homegrown and has met all of our rules and regulations!


Here's a bit of what you'll find at each market this Saturday...


RICHMOND RD.


JP FOODS LLC will be bringing their delicious Traditional and Bourbon Smoked Pepper Pimento Cheese...stop by and have a sample, you'll be hooked!


OVERMAN'S BG FRUIT & VEGETABLES will have their farm fresh lettuces, radishes, snow peas, beets, cabbage and greens!


HERB'N RENEWAL will be loaded own with their hand blended herb seasonings...they have something for just about anything you might want to add flavor to. Their motto “We take the guesswork out of seasoning” fits them! Look for the crowd favorite Zucchini, Apple'n Oat Thingies too! P.S. Stop by and wish Drew a Happy Birthday! :)


KELLY'S KOBE BEEF & HERMAN'S HAPPY HOGS will be offering a special this Saturday! Breakfast sausage is only $4.50/ pound and their " Kobe" beef patties are specially priced at $5.50/ pound. Don't forget their farm fresh eggs and nitrate free bacon!


HUTCHERSON FAMILY FARM PRODUCE will be bringing their homegrown goodness from Franklin County. Look for green beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet onions, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, kohlrabi, sugar snap peas, red potatoes, turnips, beets, peppers and maybe even some grape tomatoes and turning red tomatoes!


GRIMES MILL WINERY will have their award winning local wines and yes, you can try them for a small fee...the law says they have to charge!


MCMAINE'S RIVERHAVEN FARM will be bringing all sorts of homegrown goodness, including green onions, lettuce, Red Russian Kale, Shungiku, Komatsuna, arugula, green tomatoes, a few half runner green beans, Napa cabbage, tender sweet cabbage, summer squash, including zephyr, patty pan, cousa, zucchini and yellow straightneck and even a few cucumbers.


CALUDI'S FIELDS will be bringing the first of the season blueberries, wonderful jams and squash!


R” FAMILY FARM will be joining us for the first time...welcome! They'll be bringing organic zucchini, organic yellow squash, organic pickling cucumbers and organic slicing cucumbers.  And,  hopefully zucchini bread if they have the time to bake it!

 

REECE GARDEN will be bringing homegrown green beans!


AZUR RESTAURANT & PATIO


EMNETT ACRES will be bringing farm fresh goodies including Contender Bush stringless green beans, broccoli, cabbage, basil plants, yellow summer squash, zucchini, new red and white potatoes!


STONE BURR FARM will be back with their wonderful lamb ribs, racks, chops, legs, ground, brats and shoulder roasts!


BREEZE POINT PRODUCE will be bringing the first of the season honey along with their homegrown squash, homemade soaps, jams and jellies, spices , salsas, Angus beef and Seans lean beef!


CLARK FARM will be bringing homegrown goodness including red potatoes, cobblers and golden Yukon, chard, kale, collards, yellow squash, zucchini, patty pan squash, pickle cukes and slicer cucumbers, small red cabbage, small and large green cabbage, green onions, red and green tomatoes and assorted sweet hot peppers!

 

JONES PRODUCE will be bringing white 1/2 runner beans and the seasons first Peaches & Cream corn, squash, Candy onions and cucumbers!


And, who knows what other surprises you might find at either market! :)



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We have a big favor to ask each and every one of our FaceBook followers...could you please share with your friends. Each “share” will get the word out a bit more...the more folks that know about the Bluegrass Farmers' Market the better. It will help us grow and be able to offer more to you, our valued customers. :) And, don't forget that it is updated as any new news comes in!!!


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


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!


http://www.bluegrassfarmersmarket.org



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


~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Tuesday 3 until 6 OPEN ONLY WHEN OUR FARMERS HAVE STUFF TO SELL! WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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


 
 

Celebrate Dad at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

This Sunday is the day to celebrate that wonderful man in your life, be he the father of your children, your dad, grandfather or a step-dad. It's Father's Day! Make him king for the day by treating him to some special meals made with honest to gosh 100% homegrown goodness from the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Start the day out with farm fresh eggs and either nitrate free bacon or non-GMO sausage and fried green tomatoes. Lunch can be a great big salad made with crisp garden lettuce mixes and salad dressing that you make with herb seasonings. And, dinner can be extra special...bust out the grill and throw a steak, Kobe burgers or maybe even pork or veal chops on it. Serve it with grilled onions, mushrooms, summer squash, new potatoes and some wonderful kale. Don't forget something sweet for dessert and a glass of local wine. Flowers on the table can make any meal extra special. Let dad know how special he is by serving him nothing but the best from the largest 100% homegrown/produced farmers market in Lexington!


Yes, you'll be able to find all of these wonderful items this Saturday so come visit us at one of our two locations. Here's a sampling of what will be available from our members...


Richmond Rd.


Mcmaine's Riverhaven Farm will be bringing summer squash, lettuce, arugula, red Russian kale, sugar Ann peas, onions, green tomatoes, Shungiku, Napa cabbage, tender sweet cabbage, and possibly a few half runner beans. Don't forget the fruit and peppers jams and jellies!


Overman's BG Fruit & Vegetables will have farm fresh beets, radishes, lettuce, snow peas and beet greens!


JP Foods, LLC will have their wonderful traditional and bourbon smoked pepper pimento cheese spreads! Think about topping that burger with one of them! They'll be leaving early for a very special event...an engagement party for January and Paul, so shop early!


Hutcherson Family Farm Produce will be loaded down with homegrown strawberries, sugar snap peas, red potatoes, Texas sweet onions, yellow summer squash, zucchini, beets, turnips, kale, kohlrabi, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and peppers!


Sheltowee Farm will have their beautiful mushroom selections...not your usual little white mushrooms! Look for Lions Mane, Shiitake and more varieties!


Jane's Garden, Flowers & Herbs can help decorate dad's table with a beautiful cut flower bouquet. She'll also be bringing Black Seeded Simpson lettuce and sugar snap peas...maybe even some spring green onions!


Kelly's Kobe Beef & Herman's Happy Hogs will be running a Father's Day special on their “Kobe" beef patties $5.50/ pound and pork chops $3.75 / pound. You'll find bacon too! Everything is free of growth hormones or antibiotics! Don't forget the farm fresh eggs!


Herb'n Renewal will have their hand blended herb seasonings available to season dad's favorite meat, vegetables, chili or soups! They'll also be bringing their Zucchini, Apple'n Oat Thingies as well as handcrafted shea butter and goat's milk glycerin soaps. Catnip and lavender sachets too!


Grimes Mill Winery will be bringing their award winning wine selection. The perfect treat for dad might be a bottle of local wine!


On Tapp Dairy can help you with your grilling needs. Look for pork cuts that come from non-GMO and raw milk fed hogs. Maybe Italian sausage, chorizo or pork brats are on your menu...they'll have them along with the free range eggs!


Azur Restaurant & Patio


Emnett Acres Farm will be bringing homegrown goodness like green onions, yellow summer squash, zucchini, strawberry jam, beets, kale in two varieties, Siberian and Toscano, new red norland and yukon gold potatoes too! If dad is a gardener, maybe a container basil plant would make a great gift!


Breeze Point Produce will be making their first market appearance this Saturday...welcome! Look for them to be bringing freezer beef, real Angus beef, as well as lean beef, spices and dry rubs, salsas, jams and jellies and homemade lye soap! Think grilling for dad!


Sheltowee Farm will have their beautiful mushroom selections...not your usual little white mushrooms! Look for Lions Mane, Shiitake and more varieties!


And, who knows what other surprises you might find at either market! :)



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We have a big favor to ask each and every one of our FaceBook followers...could you please share with your friends. Each “share” will get the word out a bit more...the more folks that know about the Bluegrass Farmers' Market the better. It will help us grow and be able to offer more to you, our valued customers. :) And, don't forget that it is updated as any new news comes in!!!


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


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!


http://www.bluegrassfarmersmarket.org



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


~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Tuesday 3 until 6 OPEN ONLY WHEN OUR FARMERS HAVE STUFF TO SELL! WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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

 
 

Sunny Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Wow, it looks like the warm weather has sure helped our farmers crops! No, there is no corn...yet! Remember that we are a 100% homegrown farmers market and our local corn just isn't ready. But, there are so many other options available! Try something new...you might just discover a new family favorite. And, please do not be afraid to ask the farmer how to use something new to you.. They grew it, they know how to prepare it!


I will give everyone a bit of advise...if you are looking for a particular fruit or vegetable, shop early! Our farmers bring only what they have harvested from their gardens, hoop houses and fields so you won't find loaded crates from the produce auction houses as back up. Once an item is gone for the day...it is gonna be another week before you can purchase homegrown goodness! Speaking of which, remember that seasonal items like strawberries freeze beautifully with very little effort. In other words..get them while you can because it'll be a long winter! Lol Can't believe that I even mentioned cold weather other than I know how much we enjoyed our market bounty all winter long and I sure was glad that I took the time to freeze and can the spring goodies.


So, what will be available this week at our two market locations? Here's a list and who knows what else might show up in the back of a farmers truck...



~*~* Richmond Rd. ~*~*


strawberries

lettuce

arugula

beets

spring onions

kale

cabbage

cauliflower

asparagus

zucchini

yellow squash

broccoli

sugar snap peas

cucumbers

tomatoes

potatoes

basil

spinach

radishes

napa cabbage

bean soup mixes

herb seasoning

pimento cheese spreads

baked goods

gluten free baked goods

pies

pie filling

cut flowers

beef

pork

veal

bacon

eggs

jams, fruit & pepper!

catnip

lavender sachet

wine

soap




~*~* Azur Restaurant & Patio ~*~*


lettuce

asparagus

poke sallet

yellow squash

zucchini

broccoli

cabbage

grape leaves

kale

chard

collard greens

spring onions

peppers, hot & sweet

green tomatoes

new potatoes

turnips

lamb

beef

pork

veal

eggs

tomato & basil sets

canna lily roots

soap


And, who knows what other surprises you might find at either market! :)



~*~*~*~*~*~


We have a big favor to ask each and every one of our FaceBook followers...could you please share with your friends. Each “share” will get the word out a bit more...the more folks that know about the Bluegrass Farmers' Market the better. It will help us grow and be able to offer more to you, our valued customers. :) And, don't forget that it is updated as any new news comes in!!!


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


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!


http://www.bluegrassfarmersmarket.org



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


~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Tuesday 3 until 6 OPEN ONLY WHEN OUR FARMERS HAVE STUFF TO SELL! WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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


 
 
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