We're celebrating our favorite folks...our customers! That's right, Saturday is Customer Appreciation Day at both market locations!!! We'll be showing our appreciation by giving away market tote bags at the Richmond Rd. and at the Mill Pond Center markets. These are great totes and they're even Wildcat blue...or should I say Bluegrass Farmers' Market blue! Lol Either way, they are well made, roomy and very sturdy, so shop early to make sure that you get one.
So, what else will you find at our markets this Saturday?
RICHMOND RD. MARKET
JAMS & JELLIES
FRESH CUT FLOWERS
PLANTS & HERB PLANTERS
AND MUCH MORE!
GIFT CERTIFICATES FROM ALFALFA RESTAURANT
SMILING FACES GALORE!!!
MILL POND CENTER MARKET...
now open on Thursday too!
I did not receive a market report but I will almost guarantee that you'll find...
AND MUCH MORE SUMMER GOODNESS!
I have to share a little story with you all. I received a phone call earlier this week from a farmer who was interested in selling his produce at a farmers market in Lexington. His first question almost set me back a bit, but I did not hesitate as I answered it...honestly! He asked me why I sold my goods at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market and not at the other market. I first explained that Lexington had more than two market associations selling at various locations throughout the area. I was not familiar with the two newest markets so I couldn't comment on those. I was very familiar with the largest market in Lexington, The Lexington Farmers Market, and I went on to explain that I had sold there for almost 11 years. The difference between them and the one that I now belong to, The Bluegrass Farmers' Market, is that this market is 100% homegrown or produced and they guarantee it! I am serious...they inspect all farms before allowing anyone to join. They make sure that each member is GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) trained and each member has to be a certified Kentucky Proud member. In other words, they are truly what I would call a farmers market. I had just started to spout the good things about the other market when he interrupted me and said he had heard enough to warrant filling out an application for our market. :) It always makes me feel good when I know that I made the right decision in moving to a smaller but 100% homegrown market! But, please do not get me wrong...the other market has plenty to offer too! I just prefer knowing that I am buying from the folks who actually grew, raised, baked or produced what they were selling.
Not sure why I had to share that experience except that I guess I appreciate the Bluegrass Farmers' Market and its dedication to really local products as much as I appreciate the folks who understand that and after all...it is
Customer Appreciation Day!!!
~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~
Richmond Rd. Market
Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out
Tuesday 3 until 6:30 or sold out
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!
Mill Pond Shopping Center Market
Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out
Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out
We'll be set up in the shopping center with plenty of free parking. Look for us near the corner of Boston Rd. and Man 'O War Blvd.
The Bluegrass Farmers' Market
is Lexington's only
100% homegrown/produced farmers market!
And, each of our farmers are certified
and GAP trained...
that means we know
Good Agricultural Practices!
IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!
We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!