Happy Independence Day America! Just a little trivia for you history buffs...did you know that both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which just happened to be the 50th anniversary of the Declaration! Although James Monroe was not a Declaration signer, he was the third President in a row who died on July fourth in 1831! And, Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872 and is the only President to be born on Independence Day!
Well, summer goodness has arrived at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market just in time for the 4th of July celebrations! Corn, green beans, tomatoes, squash, peppers and cantaloupes all scream summer and we've got them all plus so much more. Of course, the best part is knowing that they are indeed locally grown by one of our farmer members. Homegrown goodness at its finest! :)
We're not just a fruit and vegetable market...we have producers who bring farm fresh eggs, GMO and ASH and nitrate free meats too! Don't forget the wonderful homemade jams...both fruit sweet and pepper spicy! And, how can you pass up home baked breads and sweet treats! Local award winning wines, fantastic cheese spreads, hand blended dried herb seasoning and hand crafted soaps are available too! Heck, we even have one of a kind flowers made out of Duct tape! Granted they don't smell nearly as nice as the flowers that you see at the market, but they sure are cute!
Let's just say that a trip to the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is a true local experience and one that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. :) Besides, free and convenient parking is always available. We're pet friendly and stroller and wheelchair accessible too. Yup, you'll be smiling almost as much as our friendly and knowledgeable farmers!
Here's just a sampling of what you'll find at our Saturday markets...
R FAMILY FARM will have 3 different varieties of zucchini bread as well as something very new to the market...cucumber bread! Yes, you can get a sample! Of course you'll also be able to find three types of cucumbers, like the ones used to make that bread! Green and yellow zucchini, tomatoes, red and green basil and even peacock feathers! Don't forget to check out the Duct tape flowers!
KELLY'S KOBE BEEF & HERMAN'S HAPPY HOGS are once again having a sale on their perfect for grilling ASH and nitrate free meats! The Kobe beef patties are $5.50 a pound, pork chops are $3.50 a pound and their delicious cured ham slices are priced at $3.00 a pound! Don't forget to pick up a dozen farm fresh eggs too!
OVERMAN'S BG FRUITS & VEGETABLES will be bringing their wonderful homegrown slicer and cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, yellow squash, zucchini, corn, green beans and stir fry peas! I can taste the goodness already!
JP FOODS PIMENTO CHEESE will be bringing Traditional and Bourbon Smoked Pepper pimento cheese. Think toppings for your 4th of July burger!
HUTCHERSON FAMILY FARM PRODUCE will be loaded down with all sorts of goodness! Look for Triple sweet corn, green beans (Tenderette, White Half Runner and Roma), tomatoes (red, yellow, pink, green and even little grape ones), squash, zucchini, peppers (bell, jalapeno, cayenne and sweet banana), cucumbers (slicing and pickling), sweet onions, cabbage, kale, okra (limited supply) and red potatoes...don't bother to peel, just wash and cut if necessary! They'll soon be out of carrots, turnips, beets, broccoli, cauliflower and sugar snap peas...get them while you can! Just a heads up...they'll have eggplant, cantaloupes and watermelon soon! They sell in bulk so if you are interested in canning or freezing something, call Bobby at (502) 682-9431 before Saturday and he'll bring it to the market for you.
HERB'N RENEWAL will be be bringing their perfect “we take the guesswork out of seasoning” hand blended herb seasonings...they have something for every taste bud! Rub'n Season Herb'n All never met a vegetable it didn't love! Want to add a little southwest flavor to your ribs, chops, steaks or burgers? Think Herb'n Cowboy! Not to worry, they have salt free and just plain old flavorful herb blends too! Don't forget the crowd favorite, Zucchini, Apple'n Oat Thingies! Or the hand crafted glycerin shea butter and goat's milk soaps...unscented ones too! Kids of all ages, stop by and get a market sun visor compliments of Herb'n Renewal!
JONES PRODUCE will be joining us for the first time this season. They'll be bringing their wonderful Peaches and Cream sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, candy onions, potatoes, bell peppers, cabbage and cantaloupe!
BARRON'S FARM will be bringing their farm fresh Tenderette and Blue Lake stringless green beans, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, peas, hot peppers, green onions, Swiss chard, three varities of potatoes including Kennebec, Red Pontiac and Mountain Rose and Buttercrunch and Romaine lettuce! A 4th of July salad sounds great!
SWEETGRASS GRANOLA will be bringing their all natural granola blends!
MCMAINE'S RIVERHAVEN FARM will be bringing a few tomatoes including Rocky Top, Early Girls and Sungolds. They will have zucchini, Yellow Straight Neck, Patty Pan, Zephyr and Cousa (Magda) squash, cucumbers, basil, dill, parsley, jams and jellies.. both sweet and spicy! And, maybe some green beans, English peas, okra and eggplant. Check with us to see what was ready to pick by Friday morning!
GRIMES MILL WINERY will have their award winning wines and you'll even be able to sample them!
VALLEY OAK FARM will be loaded down with corn, green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, peppers, onions, berries, tomatoes, and maybe a few melons! Sounds like summer goodness!
REECE GARDEN will be bringing their homegrown beans, peppers, cucumbers, squash ,zucchini and even their first of the season corn! Think grilled corn!
AZUR RESTAURANT & PATIO
ACRES will be bringing their homegrown goodness including
beets, cabbage, yellow and green beans, yellow squash, zucchini,
basil plants in pots, Yukon gold and Norland red potatoes,
and the last few jars of their wonderful strawberry jam...get it while you can!
JONES PRODUCE will be back with their wonderful Peaches and Cream sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, candy onions, potatoes, bell peppers, cabbage and cantaloupe!
VALLEY OAK FARM will be bringing their homegrown corn, green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, peppers, onions, berries, tomatoes, and maybe a few melons! Sounds like summer goodness!
BREEZE POINT PRODUCE will be bringing their local honey, jams, spices, cucumbers and squash! They'll also have samples of their homemade salsa and a 4th of July ground beef sale! Bust out the grills!
CLARK FARM will have Blue curly kale, chard, collards, cukes, crook neck squash, zucchini, cymling squash, eggplant, okra, assorted hot and regular peppers, red and green cabbage, red, white and golden Yukon taters! How about a little red and white taters with blue curly kale...a 4th delight!
STONE BURR FARM will not be at the market this week but just wanted to let everyone know that they will be back in a few weeks with their wonderful lamb and their first honey of the season!
And, who knows what other surprises you might find at either market! :)
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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.
The Bluegrass Farmers' Market
is Lexington's largest
100% homegrown/produced farmers market!
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