Well, today is the last day of summer. Tomorrow starts the autumnal equinox...fall! Did you know that on the first day of the autumnal equinox the day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going southward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west. So, does anyone know when the days and nights in Kentucky are equal? I get so confused with all of this technical stuff. Lol I just know that the fall veggies are coming on strong so it must have something to do with the length of the days!
As long as I am filling you all in on some facts, how about a few more...
What gives leaves their red color? Glucose trapped in the leaves. Brown comes from the waste trapped there. The red and purple color come from anthocyanin pigments formed in the dying leaves. Its the same pigment which is common in purple grapes, red apples and violets.
Pumpkins are 90% water!
Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites!
Apples are a member of the rose family!
Fresh apples float because 25% of their volume is air!
Egg Yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain
Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family!
Celery has negative calories...it takes more calories to eat celery than it originally
had to begin with!
Broccoli good news...we're eating 900% more than we did 20 years ago!
Don't you feel a wee bit smarter after reading these interesting facts? I know I did when I saw them!
Now for the best news...what's going to be available at the market this Saturday!
RICHMOND RD. MARKET
pickling & slicers
PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)
WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)
JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS
FRESH CUT FLOWERS
Hope everyone had a great time decorating their pumpkins last week!
MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER
Limited participation on Saturday and the Thursday market is closed for the season.
~*~ 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...very limited participation
Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out...CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
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 largest
100% homegrown/produced farmers market!
And, each farmer is certified...
And, you voted us #1 in Kentucky!
WE ARE OPEN
THROUGH OCTOBER 29TH!