Farmers and market are two words that just go together. Those two simple words let you know that farmers have been hard at work to provide freshly harvested items to sell at a market. We're lucky enough to have Lexington's only 100% homegrown or produced market! That means that those two words stand true...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is just that, a market made up of farmers! And, we're darn proud of the fact then when a customer comes to our market, we know they'll be taking home only items that our farmers have grown, baked, created or made. No reselling allowed at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market so you can be assured that you are truly supporting a farmer when you shop with us!
Now, the best part of a true farmers market is the anticipation of seeing those red ripe tomatoes, sweet corn, crisp green beans, crunchy cucumbers, freshly dug potatoes and just picked squash arrive at the market. Guess what? They're here!!! Yup, you'll be able to find both red and green tomatoes, candy onions, sweet bi-color corn, tenderette, half runner and roma beans. Don't forget the not your average potatoes like Red Norland, Wisconsin Superior, Kennebec, Yukon Gold and even some wonderful red new potatoes! If it's squash that you are looking for, have we ever got it! Look for varieties like Cousa, Zephyr, Patty Pan and Magda along with tender zucchini.
Geez, I feel like I could go on and on telling you about all of the wonderful items available this week...so I guess I'll just do that! Peppers of all sorts, big bell peppers perfect for stuffing, hot Hungarian, Jalapenos, wax peppers, Cayenne, sweet Banana and even some Serrano chiles! If you're looking for crisp cucumbers for that salad we'll have them too and even pickling ones for those of you who want to create in your own kitchen. Blueberries, blackberries, okra, shallots, fresh garlic, cut herbs, cabbage, green onions, kale and Swiss chard are just a few more of the wonderful offerings that our farmers will be bringing to the market this Saturday.
Don't forget the other things that our farmers grow...flowers and herbs! Look for beautiful floral and herb hanging baskets, potted flowers and herbs, colorful lilies and even some tropicals like banana trees! Want something bright inside your home than look for fresh cut flowers like Lisianthus, Zinnia and sunflowers!
Then we have our creative farmers who find the time to spend in the kitchen! Jams and jellies galore! Enjoy grape, blackberry, blueberry, mixed berry, award winning strawberry and even some hot pepper jelly and apple butter! Our farmers are bakers too! Jam cakes, pumpkin cookies, chocolate zucchini loaf, pumpkin pecan and zucchini pecan breads too! Season the available ASH free beef with some hand blended herb seasoning. And, don't forget the Amish cheese, honey and farm fresh eggs!
Whew, another long list of goodies that will be available this Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Come visit our smiling farmers at 3450 Richmond Rd. We're located in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall. We'll be there from 9 until 2 and please, bring the children and your four-footed friends...we're stroller friendly! Parking is right at the market so it makes it very wheelchair friendly too.
Last, but certainly not the least...we need your help! Our gracious hosts for this blog, Local Harvest, and Care2 are having a contest where folks can vote for their favorite farmers market. We hope that you think the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is the very best and would appreciate your vote. We can win some $$$ and you might even win a market tote by casting your vote. We could all be winners with your help! http://www.care2.com/farmersmarket/29529/
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