And, the countdown is really starting to get exciting! We'll be open and ready to go in only 24 days! That's right, April 12th is only 24 days away. Okay, I wish you could see my smile..more like a grin from ear to ear. :D It's been a very looooooooooong winter for most of us so the opening of the Bluegrass Farmers' Market will be quite a welcome change.
I have always been told that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, even though I am a proud Swede! lol And yes, we do the traditional corned beef, taters, cabbage and carrots. Of course, that means leftovers in the fridge. A Reuben sandwich is wonderful but what about those leftover veggies! Here's a favorite recipe that my mom shared with me many years ago...it's still a favorite!
Colcannon Mom's Way
This is a great way to clean out the fridge the day after “the wear'in of the green!” It is very forgiving so no need to follow any instructions, just mush it all together. :)
Leftover mashed potatoes
Leftover carrots, chopped small
Leftover cabbage, chopped small
1 small onion, chopped small
1/4 cup butter, softened
Enough milk to just hold it all together
Season to taste with salt and pepper
Heat in a pot or skillet, stirring frequently, until warmed. You can also put this into a shallow casserole dish, shred some Cheddar cheese on top and bake in a 325 oven until bubbly.
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~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~
3450 Richmond Rd.
Open April 12th through October 25th
Saturday 9 until 2 OPENING APRIL 12TH
Tuesday 3 until 6 OPENING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!
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!
The Bluegrass Farmers' Market
is Lexington's largest
100% homegrown/produced farmers market!
And, each farmer is certified...
And all fruit and veggie farmers are...