Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

Before I even begin to tell everyone what wonderful 100% homegrown or produced items will be available this week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market, I want to address and hopefully answer some questions that shoppers had this past Saturday.


We had a few customers who questioned the fact that we are a 100% homegrown/produced farmers market because they saw farmers unloading their crops from produce boxes like the type used at a grocery store. First off, we can guarantee that every member has had his or her farm inspected to make sure that they do indeed grow what they sell! Secondly, every farmer that sells any produce has been through GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) training...we insist on it before you can become a member! Now, on to the use of boxes/crates...that's how we bring our items to the market! You can't just throw tomatoes into the bed of a truck! The boxes/crates that our farmers use are clean and that assures that our customers do not get contaminated produce. The farmers buy those boxes for their specific fruit or vegetable, they are factory labeled and they are not cheap! Our farmers are proud of what they grow and they want to make sure that nothing but the best goes home with each and every customer!


That brings me to the next comments that we heard. How come all of the tomatoes look perfect? The onions were so clean! The green beans looked perfect! There's no way all of these can be homegrown!!! Oh, yes they can and they are! Our farmers take the time to peel a layer of dirty skin off of that onion. They take the time to “polish” their tomatoes so that you won't find any dirt on them,...think rain and the soil splashing up on them! When our farmers harvest their green beans, they'll toss any that they consider not perfect! If you have ever had any doubts about the honest to gosh homegrown goodness at our market, talk to the farmer...ask them what variety of tomato, green bean, squash, etc. that is. I'll guarantee that you'll get a long winded answer! lol You know why? Because they actually grew that item! They researched the different varieties to find out what does best in our climate and soil! Try doing that at your local grocery store! Are our prices a wee bit higher? Yes they may be, but think about the cost of farming...seeds cost money, gas for equipment is not cheap, hours spent in the hot sun harvesting and then the cost of bringing it to the market so we can guarantee that our customers get nothing but locally grown and always the best! Makes me wonder why we do it? That's easy to answer...we love seeing the smiling faces on our customers and knowing that they are taking a sack full of homegrown goodness back to their family!


So, the next time you see a box or crate being unloaded from one of our farmers trucks...remember that you are supporting a farmer and his or her family and you are getting 100% homegrown...guaranteed!


Okay, I hope those questions have been answered and now on to the business at hand...the goodies that will be available this Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Markets!


Summer goodness is in full swing! Tomatoes, corn, green beans, squash, cucumbers, potatoes, onions, melons, berries, etc.! What more can you ask for? How about baked goods, jams, jellies, herb seasoning, salsa, cheese spreads, wine, meats, eggs, relishes, fresh cut flowers and even home crafted soaps! We've got it all! :)


RICHMOND RD.


KELLY'S KOBE BEEF & HERMAN'S HAPPY HOGS will be running a sale on their breakfast sausage patties, just $4.00 a pound and " Kobe' beef patties for $5.25 a pound. All of their beef and pork products are free of growth hormones and antibiotics! Don't forget their farm fresh eggs too!


HUTCHERSON FAMILY FARM PRODUCE will be loaded down with their triple sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans including Tenderette, White Half Runner and Roma, zucchini, beets, turnips and kale! They will also be bringing plenty of yellow squash, cucumbers both slicing and pickling, sweet onions, red potatoes, cabbage and pepper including bell, jalapeno, cayenne and sweet banana...if you would like to pre-order any of these in bulk, please call Bobby at (502) 682-9431 and they'll have them ready for you to pick up on Saturday!


BEYOND ORGANIC FARMS will be bringing their chemical free fruits and veggies including Jade green beans, squash, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, peppers (including hot banana), cucumbers and wild blackberries!


JP FOODS will have their wonderful traditional and Bourbon smoked pepper pimento cheese! Stop by and have a sample...you'll be glad you did!


OVERMAN'S BG FRUIT & VEGETABLES will have their tomatoes, both slicers and cherry; cucumbers, cabbage, zucchini, green beans and anything else that is ready to harvest!


JONES PRODUCE will be bringing their peaches and cream corn, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, candy onions, potatoes, bell peppers, cabbage and cantaloupes!


HERB'N RENEWAL will be loaded down with all sorts of hand blended herb seasoning mixes, hand crafted glycerin, goat's milk and shea butter soaps and plenty of Zucchini, Apple'n Oat Thingies!


VALLEY OAK FARM will be bringing their corn, green beans, tomatoes, onions, peppers, squash, zucchini and melons!


R FAMILY FARM will have three different varieties of cucumbers, green and yellow zucchini, a few Cherokee Purple and German Johnson tomatoes. They'll also have Washington Red, Gold Nugget and Chocolate cherry tomatoes! Don't forget the zucchini and cucumber breads!


REECE GARDEN will be bringing their wonderful green beans, peppers, squash and cucumbers!


ON TAPP DAIRY will have all cuts of ASH free grass finished beef, pork, chicken, veal, and farm fresh eggs!


BARRON'S FARM will be at the market and Linda asked that we let everyone know that she will have "WHITE HALF RUNNERES & TENDERETTE GREEN BEANS"

MCMAINE'S RIVERHAVEN FARM will arrive loaded down with tomatoes, squash, yellow straight neck, several varieties of zucchini, cousa, different varieties of patty pan, zephyr, cucumbers inlcuding slicers and pickling and Armenian Long, green beans, eggplant, okra, cabbage, peppers, basil, parsley, dill and jams...Concord grape, Niagara grape, hot pepper, spiced tomato and maybe even some blackberry and raspberry jams!


GRIMES MILL WINERY will be bringing their award winning local wines and you can even sample them!


JANE'S GARDEN, FLOWERS & HERBS will not be at the market this week but Jane wanted everyone to know that she will return next Saturday with her beautiful flowers!



AZUR RESTAURANT & PATIO


ON TAPP DAIRY will have all cuts of ASH free grass finished beef, pork, chicken, veal, and farm fresh eggs!


VALLEY OAK FARM will be bringing their corn, green beans, tomatoes, onions, peppers, squash, zucchini and melons!


JONES PRODUCE will be bringing their peaches and cream corn, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, candy onions, potatoes, bell peppers, cabbage and cantaloupes!


EMNETT ACRES will have a wide selection of wax and green beans, yellow and zucchini squash, Red Norland and Yukon Gold potatoes, candy onions, kale, beets, grape tomatoes and Montauk sweet corn and, of course, lots of cabbage and some broccoli! They still have
a few basil plants in pots as well!


CLARK FARM will be bringing Swiss chard, tomatillos, yellow salad tomatoes, red tomatoes, cukes, zucchini, patty pans, purple and white eggplant, red and green okra, red, cobbler and Yukon Gold taters, hot and sweet banana peppers, jalapenos and bell peppers!


STONE BURR FARM will be back with a limited supply of lamb cuts and for the first time this season...honey!



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


 
 
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