Bluegrass Farmers Market

  (Lexington, Kentucky)
Nothing but 100% Homegrown or Produced at our market!
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We're Proud To Be The Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

The Bluegrass Farmers' Market needs to, once again, clarify something...we are not part of the Lexington Farmers Market. Yes, we are located in Lexington but that is about all that we have in common.


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is a guaranteed 100% homegrown/produced market. All of the farms are inspected to assure our customers that they are buying nothing but homegrown or produced items from our members. Each and every farmer must have a GAP certificate...that means he/she has gone through Good Agricultural Practices training! And, each individual farmer must obtain a Kentucky Proud designation, not the whole market...each farm! Most importantly, we do not allow anything to be resold by our farmers!!! They must grow, raise, make, bake or produce what they sell. That is the difference between the Bluegrass Farmers' Market and the Lexington Farmers Market! We just needed to clarify this because it seems like many people think that our market is just an extension of the larger market that is at Cheapside, on Southland Dr., Broadway & Maxwell and the U.K. Campus...we are not! Our farmers have to farm and cannot attend markets five days a week!


We're not sure how much clearer we can be...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is truly a “farmers” market and not a festival! If you want homegrown goodness, guaranteed, then you want to shop at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. If you want to eat, greet friends, listen to music and hope that the purchase you make is homegrown, then you need to shop at one of the Lexington Farmers' Market five markets...just don't confuse it with the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


I know that sounded pretty harsh but to be honest, our farmers are tired of trying to explain that we will not be at Southland on Sunday, we will not be at U.K. on Wednesday and no...we never sell downtown! Our farmers are working on their farms, doing what they love, before bringing their bounty to our Saturday markets and the afternoon markets at each location. Tuesday afternoon for the Richmond Rd. farmers and Thursday afternoon for the Willow Oak farmers is just about all that they can handle...they have to work on the farm the rest of the week. Hopefully they take one day to rest! :)


Now that we have cleared that up, let's concentrate on what will be available this week at Lexington's largest. Guaranteed 100% homegrown/produced farmers market...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Sorry, I just had to get that in one more time! Lol


Thursday at the Willow Oak location...according to Tom, there will be cucumbers, tomatoes, corn and other veggies, blueberries and fruit jam. I'll bet there will be plenty more! :)


The Saturday Willow Oak market will have...


CORN

TOMATOES

OKRA

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

ZUCCHINI

GREEN BEANS

WATERMELON

CANTALOUPE

BLUEBERRIES

JAMS

ETC., ETC., ETC.!


The Saturday Richmond Rd. location will have...


TOMATOES

CORN

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

CUCUMBERS

POTATOES

CARROTS

BEETS

EGGPLANT

OKRA

ONIONS

SHALLOTS

PEPPERS

CABBAGE

KALE

WATERMELON

CANTALOUPE

HONEY

HERB SEASONING

JAMS

BAKED GOODS

DOGGIE TREATS

HOMEMADE SOAPS

ETC., ETC., ETC.!


Have you voted for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market yet? We have been voted #1 in Kentucky for the past two years and we sure would like to claim a third year...we need your votes. Http://www.farmland.org/ Our farmers thank you in advance. :)


~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6 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!


730 Millpond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Thursday 3 until 6 or sold out


You can find us in the parking lot of the Willow Oak swimming pool off of Boston Rd. Free and convenient parking at all times!



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The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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Don't forget VOTE for the

Bluegrass Farmers' Market

www.farmland.org


 


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