I really hate writing this blog entry...it's about our last market day of the 2011 season. That makes me sad. But, I have to admit that the Bluegrass Farmers' Market sure has a bunch to be proud of and excited about after this season. Just a few thoughts about the 2011 season...
We were voted the #1 farmers market in Kentucky for the second year in a row!!! This was a nationwide contest run by the American Farmland Trust and in order to get votes our loyal customers had to speak up! We thank you for your support and thanks for recognizing how important a 100% homegrown/produced farmers market is to folks who want to “keep it local!” The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's largest guaranteed 100% homegrown/produced market and you , our customers, showed us that it is worth the effort to be a bit smaller and to have a shorter market season. Thank you again...a million times over!!!!
We outgrew our original market site and opened a satellite market in the Mill Pond Shopping Center. Granted, it was a bit small but it sure showed promise and much growth potential. It's amazing how many farmers want an outlet to sell their products knowing that they are not competing with someone who resells. We were so glad that we found another location and could accommodate them. Heck, it turned out to be great for the folks in the Mill Pond area too!
For the second year in a row, we had a Customer Appreciation Day to show how much we really do appreciate our shoppers. Once again, we gave away market tote bags and I have to say that I love seeing those Bluegrass blue bags all over town! We even made sure that the kids had their special day too...and, they got bags that fit their size!
Let's see, what else happened...we had a great recipe day, we grinned when we saw the huge smile on the faces of our door prize winners throughout the year and we smiled as we watched the little ones decorate their very own pumpkins!
Let's just say that it was a great 2011 Bluegrass Farmers' Market season and we have all of you to thank for that. :)
But, it's not over yet....we have one more day...tomorrow! Look for...
BEAN SOUP MIXES
AND, SO MUCH MORE!
~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~
Richmond Rd. Market
Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out..IT'S GONNA BE OUR LAST SATURDAY IN 2011
Tuesday 3 until 6:30 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
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
Thank you so much for your support at our new market...we are now closed for the 2011 season
Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out...CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
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'LL SEE YA IN APRIL 2012!
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the winter months, so make sure
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