Bluegrass Farmers Market

  (Lexington, Kentucky)
Nothing but 100% Homegrown or Produced at our market!
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Bluegrass Farmers' Market countdown continues!

Yup, only two more weeks left of the 2011 Bluegrass Farmers' Market season. The great thing is...we still have plenty of homegrown goodness available and if you need to stock up on jams, herb seasoning , soup mix or homemade soap, you only have two more weeks. Think holiday gifts too!


Saturday's market will have tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, peppers, winter squash, pumpkins, garlic, greens, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, etc. And, don't forget the baked goods and flowers too!


~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 VERY LIMITED PARTICIPATION


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...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And, you voted us #1 in Kentucky!


~*~*~*DON'T FORGET~*~*~*

WE ARE OPEN

THROUGH OCTOBER 29TH!




 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market is #1 in Kentucky!

 

Thank you loyal customers! You voted and we won! The Bluegrass Farmers' Market was voted #1 in Kentucky for the second year in a row!!!


You have no idea how much our farmers appreciate your confidence and support. Being a small, totally homegrown/produced farmers market is not easy. We don't have the variety of fruits and vegetables available year round like the big markets. But, that's because we only sell what we grow, raise, make or bake! It's really nice to know that you all appreciate our homegrown goodness.


Wow, I am soooooo excited so just bear with me if I go off track and grin for a second while I am typing this. :)


~*~*~* Mark your calendars *~*~*~


Pumpkin Day


September 17th


Kids get to decorate their very own pumpkin!


This will be such a fun day for kids of all ages...

decorate a pumpkin and take it home to enjoy!

We'll supply everything except the imagination!

Okay, back to business as usual with a smile! :)

Folks have been asking how long the market continues.  For some reason it seems like people think that we close once school starts.  NOPE, we grow plenty of fall season goodness too!  In fact, pumpkins and Indian corn made their first showing this past Saturday.  The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is open through October 29th! :)

There is still plenty of summer goodness available this week...

 RICHMOND RD. MARKET

Many farmers will still have recipes available! :)


CORN

TOMATOES (ALL VARIETIES INCLUDING HEIRLOOMS!)

GREEN BEANS

COW PEAS

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

OKRA

POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

CABBAGE

EGGPLANT

CARROTS

GARLIC

SHALLOTS

MUSHROOMS

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PEACHES

APPLES

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS (STEVIA, BASIL & MINT)

JAM CAKES

FRIED FRUIT PIES

DONUTS



MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER

Don't forget the Thursday market! :)


CORN

TOMATOES (HEIRLOOMS TOO!)

GREEN BEANS

ONIONS

PEPPERS

POTATOES

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

WATERMELONS

CANTALOUPES

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

EGGPLANT

CABBAGE

PEACHES

APPLES



AND, BOTH MARKETS ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE SOME SURPRISES! :)




~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


~*~*~*~*~*~*


Did you catch me smiling? :)

 
 

Doing's at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

No matter how wonderful and fresh the fruits and veggies are the the Bluegrass Farmers' Market, sometimes you just need a little nudge to prepare something new and different! Well, the Richmond Rd. market is trying to help by having Recipe Day this Saturday. Farmers will have recipes available for many of the summer goodness at the market! Try a melon salsa, a zucchini crisp or maybe a fruit dump! Who knows, you might just discover a new family favorite at the market this Saturday. :)


Here's a bit of what you'll find this Saturday at Lexington's largest 100% homegrown/produced farmers market...


RICHMOND RD. MARKET

~~*~*~~ RECIPE DAY ~~*~*~~


CORN

TOMATOES (ALL VARIETIES INCLUDING HEIRLOOMS!)

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

CABBAGE

EGGPLANT

CARROTS

OKRA

GARLIC

SHALLOTS

MUSHROOMS

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PEACHES

APPLES

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

BEEF

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS (STEVIA, BASIL & MINT)

JAM CAKES

FRIED FRUIT PIES

DONUTS

HOMEMADE SOAP

CATNIP



MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER

Don't forget the Thursday market!


CORN

TOMATOES (HEIRLOOMS TOO!)

GREEN BEANS

ONIONS

PEPPERS

POTATOES

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

WATERMELONS

CANTALOUPES

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

EGGPLANT

CABBAGE

PEACHES

APPLES



AND, BOTH MARKETS ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE SOME SURPRISES!




~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


~*~*~*~*~*~*


IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

We only have until August 31st to vote...

we need your help!!!!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too! P.S. You can vote for more than one market, so if you visit another market vote for them too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17

 
 

Market Musings!

I thought long and hard about what to write this week and I have to admit that my brain wandered into some very nice places. I found myself smiling, almost grinning, quite a bit. The reason was mostly the farmers who make up the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. I walk through the market each week and ask each and every farmer if they will be at the next market, what they will be bringing and do they have anything new, so that I can pass it on to our customers in this blog. It's pretty much routine stuff and when you are a 100% homegrown market, the offerings don't really change much because we all live in Kentucky and we all grow basically the same thing...or so I thought! Boy oh boy, was I pleasantly surprised this past Saturday!!!


As I continue to smile while I am typing this, I look back at the various tables loaded with farm fresh goodness and the faces on the folks who grew that stuff. Yes, the faces looked a bit tired...but, heck most had been up before dawn harvesting or else they were picking in the dark the night before...they had every right to be tired! That's what it takes to be a 100% homegrown/produced farmers market...hard work, long hours and the ability to still smile on market day! :)


The next thought that made me smile from ear to ear was the fact that I saw more than the usual corn, tomatoes, green beans, peppers, squash, zucchini, etc. You know what I am talking about...the same old stuff no matter how great it tastes, it gets boring. We all need a change in our diet and I'll be darned if our farmers didn't bring it to the market this Saturday! WOW, greasy beans, edamame, leeks, shallots...to name just a few things. I was just really appreciative of our farmers who went above and beyond to grow something a wee bit different for our small market. I know that you'd expect to find things like this at large city markets...we're a small, young market with farmers who rely on their crops to survive and yet they took chances on something new. I mean, how great is that!!! I hope you understand my grins by now. :)


But, I am not going to stop there because the smiles and the pride in belonging to such a great farmers market gets even better. I'm sure every state holds a state fair. But, if you have never participated in one, you'll never know just how competitive they can be. As a plain old fair visitor, I just walk through the agricultural aisles with my jaw darn near on the floor. I wonder...how the heck did they grow that perfectly straight green bean. Wow, what a perfectly round and red tomato. Geez look at that adorable white pumpkin. And wish I could dip my finger into the golden honey! I know that if you have ever been to a state fair, you know exactly what I am talking about. There are all sorts of ribbons next to the winners...by the way, I consider everyone who makes it to the state fair a winner, but only a few make it to the top! So, I am sticking my chest out for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market and reporting that we had two big winners at the Kentucky State Fair this year!


Drum roll.....


HONEY DEW APIARY and owner, Keith Green was the Sweepstake winner in the Honey category...he won it all! Congratulations Keith! :)


OVERMAN'S BLUEGRASS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES won the Grand Champion White Halloween Pumpkin award along with many others. Cute/funny story that our farmers enjoyed...Kirby (husband) is the one we see selling at the market. Babette (wife) is the one who stays home and takes care of the farm stuff. To be fair...they both work the farm. When it came time to deliver the entries for the state fair, they arrived with a truck full of great stuff. Kirby took care of his entries and Babette took care of hers. There was still a few pumpkins left and being the gentleman (and hubby) that he is, Kirby let Babette pick first...she choose the winner! We all had a good laugh and chances are, Kirby will be hearing about his “loss” for quite some time.


That's what I mean when I talk about the smiles that the farmers at this market bring to my face. They are real folks, they work hard, they farm, they grow, they raise, they bake, they blend and they are constantly trying something new to make the Bluegrass Farmers' Market a great place to shop.


Thank you farmers and friends for my smiles...it keeps me wanting to be part of such a great community organization.


*******************************


~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


~*~*~*~*~*~*


IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

Only a few more weeks to vote...we need your help!!!!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17

 
 

Summer Goodness at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

It's almost time for the Saturday markets but first you can enjoy the Thursday market at Mill Pond Shopping Center today! Our new satellite market is small but it has plenty of homegrown summer goodness available. Shop today from 3 until 6:30 or until our farmers are sold out.


Now, on to the Saturday markets! Both markets will be loaded down with 100% homegrown, farm fresh goodies...plus extras like jams, baked goods, homemade soaps and herb seasoning! Here's just a bit of what you'll find this week...


RICHMOND RD. MARKET


CORN

TOMATOES (ALL VARIETIES INCLUDING HEIRLOOMS!)

GREEN BEANS

GREASY BEANS (LIMITED SUPPLY)

COW PEAS

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

OKRA

POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

CABBAGE

EGGPLANT

CARROTS

GARLIC

SHALLOTS

MUSHROOMS

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PEACHES

APPLES

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS (STEVIA, BASIL & MINT)

JAM CAKES

FRIED FRUIT PIES

DONUTS



MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER

Don't forget the Thursday market!


CORN

TOMATOES (HEIRLOOMS TOO!)

GREEN BEANS

ONIONS

PEPPERS

POTATOES

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

WATERMELONS

CANTALOUPES

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

EGGPLANT

CABBAGE

PEACHES

APPLES



AND, BOTH MARKETS ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE SOME SURPRISES!




~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


~*~*~*~*~*~*


TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

Only a few more weeks to vote...we need your help!!!!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too! You can vote for more than one market this year, so if you have another favorite...vote for both of them!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17


IF WE WIN...

OUR CUSTOMERS

WIN TOO!









 
 

Tasty Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Welcome to a beautiful Tuesday in Lexington, Kentucky. :)


That can only mean one thing...a trip to the largest 100% homegrown/produced farmers market in town! That would be the Bluegrass Farmers' Market located at 3450 Richmond Rd. Don't be fooled by the other markets that claim to sell locally grown...we guarantee it!!!


You'll only find in season goodies because we are the homegrown farmers market! So, what will you find today? How about...


CORN

TOMATOES

ONIONS

POTATOES

PEPPERS (SWEET AND HOT)

EGGPLANT

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

CUCUMBERS

GARLIC

OKRA

MELONS

PEACHES

APPLES

RASPBERRIES

JAMS & JELLIES

CUT FLOWERS

FRESH CUT HERBS


PLUS, SO MUCH MORE!


~*~*~*~*~*~*


~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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 only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!




IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!

http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17


P.S. OOPS, we are slipping in Kentucky...keep telling your friends about our wonderful market so we can get back to number 1! And, you can vote for more than one market...so if you shop at two markets you can still vote for your other favorite.


We win....you win!



 
 

What's Happening at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Yippee! I actually have the windows open this morning and there is a breeze and very little humidity! The weeds in our garden better watch out because I am going to be a pulling fool today. HaHa! I'm sure our farmers are thrilled too...working in the fields when the heat is oppressive is not easy on them.


This cooler weather means that it will be a great afternoon to shop at the Thursday Mill Pond satellite market! The farmers will be set up from 3 until 6:30 or until they sell out. Take the opportunity to get some homegrown goodness for dinner tonight!


So, what will shoppers be able to find at the Saturday markets? I know for a fact that you can prepare an entire days worth of meals...we do it regularly at our home! Eggs, berry pancakes or even just toast and jam for breakfast. A burger topped with tomatoes and onions, fresh homemade French fries and a big slice of watermelon for lunch.  And, for dinner how about a steak and grilled veggies...or maybe just a big plate of grilled zucchini, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes, eggplant, etc.! The list goes on as to what can be grilled...that includes melon! :)


Now for the great part...what's gonna be at the markets this Saturday!!!


RICHMOND RD. MARKET


CORN

TOMATOES (ALL VARIETIES INCLUDING HEIRLOOMS!)

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

CABBAGE

EGGPLANT

CARROTS

GARLIC

SHALLOTS

MUSHROOMS

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PEACHES

APPLES

BLACKBERRIES

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

BEEF

HONEY

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT ZINNIAS & SUNFLOWERS!

CUT HERBS (STEVIA, BASIL & MINT)

HANGING HERB BASKETS

HERB & FLOWER PLANTS

JAM CAKES

FRIED FRUIT PIES

DONUTS

FRESH GRILLED HAMBURGERS


MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER

CORN

TOMATOES (HEIRLOOMS TOO!)

GREEN BEANS

ONIONS

PEPPERS

POTATOES

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

WATERMELONS

CANTALOUPES

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

EGGPLANT

CABBAGE

PEACHES

APPLES


AND, BOTH MARKETS ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE SOME SURPRISES!


*** One of our farmers would like to take orders on fresh (never frozen) whole free range chickens. If you are interested, you can call John at Rejoicing Acres Farm at (606) 423-4864 for more information. ***


~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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 only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


~*~*~*~*~*~*


IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

Only a few more weeks to vote...we need your help!!!!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17

 
 

Tempt'n Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Tuesday's market will be loaded with summer goodness! And, all of it is guaranteed homegrown or produced by our farmers...it doesn't get more local than that!


Here's a bit of what you'll find today...


CORN

TOMATOES

PEPPERS

GREEN BEANS

ONIONS

POTATOES

CUCUMBERS

EGGPLANT

SQUASH

WATERMELONS

PEACHES

APPLES

RASPBERRIES

BLACKBERRIES

GARLIC

CUT FLOWERS

HANGING HERB BASKETS

CUT HERBS

JAMS & JELLIES


AND MUCH MORE!


~*~*~*~*~*~*


~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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 only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!




IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!

http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17


P.S. We are currently #1 in Kentucky...keep telling your friends about our wonderful market so we can stay there! And, you can vote for more than one market...so if you shop at two markets you can still vote for your other favorite.


 
 

The Bluegrass Farmers' Market Rocks!!!

The heat wave continues! I'm a wee bit tired of it but then I think about what is coming after the heat...cold weather and that means no more tomatoes, melons, corn, etc. So I smile and enjoy the heat and the summer goodness that it brings to our market. :)


I have to admit that we have enjoyed a BBT (bacon, basil, tomato) sandwich more than once this week...why not enjoy it while you have it! I'm thinking we'll have those fried zucchini sticks with a fresh tomato salsa to dip them in again too! And then there was Wednesday night when we went all out and had steamed potatoes, zucchini (yes, we have bunches), sweet onion quarters and of course a sliced tomato and a few ears of corn slathered in butter and herb seasoning! Yes...the heat is okay as long as we can eat like this!


On Thursday we decided that we needed a good old fashioned hamburger with all of the trimmings! They were delicious and I am sure if we lived in a subdivision with close neighbors, there would have been complaints about the sighs coming from our home! HaHa! I have to admit that I did not want to turn on the oven (heat again) to bake some fries so I made homemade potato chips instead. They will continue to be keepers at our home!!! Crispy, fresh, easy and just wonderful! The reason these “chips” turned out so much better than my usual ones is because I asked our resident “tater” expert, Bill of Green Garden on Colby Farm, which “spud” to use. His response was Wisconsin Superior! And, he was right...they were perfect for creating my own homemade potato chips. Thank you Bill for being so knowledgeable about your taters and for sharing your expertise with me. That's the great part of shopping at a 100% homegrown farmers market...the farmers know their crops and how to use them!!!


Now on to the important stuff...what will be available this week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


RICHMOND RD. MARKET


CORN

TOMATOES (ALL VARIETIES INCLUDING HEIRLOOMS!)

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

CABBAGE

EGGPLANT

CARROTS

GARLIC

SHALLOTS

MUSHROOMS

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PEACHES

APPLES

BLACKBERRIES

EGGS

BEEF

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS (STEVIA, BASIL & MINT)

HANGING HERB BASKETS

HERB & FLOWER PLANTS

JAM CAKES

FRIED FRUIT PIES

DONUTS

HAMBURGERS


MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER

Don't forget the Thursday market!


CORN

TOMATOES (HEIRLOOMS TOO!)

GREEN BEANS

ONIONS

PEPPERS

POTATOES

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

WATERMELONS

CANTALOUPES

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

EGGPLANT

CABBAGE

PEACHES

APPLES

FRESH CUT ZINNIA & SUNFLOWERS


AND, BOTH MARKETS ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE SOME SURPRISES!


*** One of our farmers would like to take orders on fresh (never frozen) whole free range chickens. If you are interested, you can call John at Rejoicing Acres Farm at (606) 423-4864 for more information. ***


~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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 only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


~*~*~*~*~*~*


IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

Only a few more weeks to vote...

we need your help!!!!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17


 

 
 

Super Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

The summer bounty is going strong at the Tuesday Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


Look for...


TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

POTATOES

PEPPERS

CABBAGE

ONIONS

EGGPLANT

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

BLACKBERRIES

CUT FLOWERS AND HERBS

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELONS

JAMS


And, maybe...


PEACHES

APPLES

FRIED PIES

DONUTS

APPLE BUTTER


*** One of our farmers would like to take orders on fresh (never frozen) whole free range chickens. If you are interested, you can call John at Rejoicing Acres Farm at (606) 423-4864 for more information. ***


~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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 only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!




~*~*~*~*~*~*

IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17







Super Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

The summer bounty is going strong at the Tuesday Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


Look for...


TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

POTATOES

PEPPERS

CABBAGE

ONIONS

EGGPLANT

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

BLACKBERRIES

CUT FLOWERS AND HERBS

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELONS

JAMS


And, maybe...


PEACHES

APPLES

FRIED PIES

DONUTS

APPLE BUTTER


*** One of our farmers would like to take orders on fresh (never frozen) whole free range chickens. If you are interested, you can call John at Rejoicing Acres Farm at (606) 423-4864 for more information. ***


~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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 only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!




~*~*~*~*~*~*

IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17







 
 

Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Don't let the summer heat stop you from making a trip to the Tuesday Bluegrass Farmers' Market. There are way too many great items that will be available today!


Look for...


TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

POTATOES

PEPPERS

CABBAGE

ONIONS

EGGPLANT

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

BLACKBERRIES

CUT FLOWERS AND HERBS

CANTALOUPES

JAMS


And, maybe...


PEACHES

APPLES

FRIED PIES

DONUTS

APPLE BUTTER


*** One of our farmers would like to take orders on fresh (never frozen) whole free range chickens. If you are interested, you can call John at Rejoicing Acres Farm at (606) 423-4864 for more information. ***


~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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 only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!




~*~*~*~*~*~*

IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17


 

 
 

Terrific Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Wow, what a great Customer Appreciation Day we had on Saturday! We met many new customers and smiled at even more return patrons. The farmers at the new satellite market in Mill Pond Center said they were thrilled with the turnout too. :) It gave them a chance to meet new folks and to let them know that the Thursday market is now open from 3 until 6:30!


But, today is Tuesday and that means the Tuesday market at our Richmond Rd. location! Here's a bit of what you'll find today...


CORN

TOMATOES

PEPPERS

GREEN BEANS

ONIONS

POTATOES

CUCUMBERS

BLUEBERRIES

BLACKBERRIES

GARLIC

CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS

JAMS & JELLIES


AND MUCH MORE!


~*~*~*~*~*~*


~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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 only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!



And, each of our farmers are certified

Kentucky Proud


and GAP trained...


that means we know

 Good Agricultural Practices!


IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too!

http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17


P.S. We are currently #1 in Kentucky...keep telling your friends about our wonderful market so we can stay there! And, you can vote for more than one market...so if you shop at two markets you can still vote for your other favorite.


 
 

Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Now that we have actually had a few days without rain, it is time to start thinking about getting out in your yard and planting! Or maybe you are just looking for a hanging basket to brighten up your deck or patio. The good news is...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market will have veggie plants, herb plants, bedding plants and beautiful hanging baskets this Tuesday!


Okay, so maybe growing your own veggies and fruits is not your thing. That's okay too, because our farmers will be bringing strawberries, lettuce, onions and various greens to the Tuesday market! And, don't forget the wonderful jams and jellies!


Just a little tidbit to get you excited about the Saturday market...look for green beans, cucumbers and maybe even red raspberries to make a showing! Yup, summer is almost here. :)



~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~



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!



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!



And, each of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud and GAP trained...


that means we know Good Agricultural Practices!

 
 

Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Homegrown goodness from near and far will be available at the market today!

 

Judy, one of our Lexington farmers, will be bringing her fabulous jams & jellies along with farm fresh blueberries, yellow squash, zucchini and cucumbers!


Jonathon will be traveling from his Maysville Amish farm and bringing his beautiful hanging baskets, freshly harvested cabbage, cauliflower, beets, shell peas, green onions, candy onions, new potatoes and broccoli.

And, you just never know who else will show up loaded down with all sorts of goodies!


 Don't forget to mark your calendars!


BLUEGRASS FARMERS' MARKET

COOKBOOK EXCHANGE

JUNE 26th!

 


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


We are Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market!

And, we are all certified Kentucky Proud!


Our farmers are also trained and certified in the GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) program!

It's just another way that we show you how much we care about what we do!

 
 
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