Bluegrass Farmers Market

  (Lexington, Kentucky)
Nothing but 100% Homegrown or Produced at our market!
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Bad News and Good News!

Bad news...Our annual meeting was postponed due to the snow we had in Lexington last weekend.

Good news...That means we still have time to get some input from our customers!

So, tell us what you would like to see at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market  next season!

Even with all of our homegrown goodness, our farmers would like to know if we are missing out on something.  Maybe a pepper, tomato, specific type of potato or even something totally unique.  We'd love to hear from you so we can discuss the possibiltiy of offering more or different items at our market next year. 

Our goal...to become the very best market in Lexington!  We already know that we are the only 100% homegrown/produced one but we also want everyone to know that we are not affilated with the other market that allows reselling. 

It's not going to be easy because the "other" market has been around for years and while it started out as a "true" farmers market, things have changed.  That's the reason we started the Bluegrass Farmers' Market.  We wanted to offer customers nothing but locally grown or produced items!  And, each one of our member farmers must be certified Kentucky Proud...we don't do a group thing. 

You'll find many familiar famers at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market because they wanted a market that was truly for the farmers and producers in Kentucky!

So, tell us what you want to see at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market before our meeting on February 13th! 

 

 

 

 

 
 

First Week Of October Offerings!

WOW, what a Saturday we had last week! EEK!!!


We had quite a few farmers who couldn't even get to the market due to flooding. But, for the few that could, it was a great day because our loyal customers showed up rain gear, umbrella's and all! We sure do thank you for braving the nasty weather! And, hopefully Mother Nature will be nicer this week.


Even though the summer sunshine is starting to dwindle and the fall season is bringing us leaves that need to be raked off of our lawns, the Bluegrass Farmers' Market still has a bounty of goods available! The fall season brings us sweet potatoes, winter squash, apples and plenty of other goodies. Heck, you can still find some of the best tomatoes, green beans and maybe even late corn and the ever popular watermelon at our market!


Did I forget to mention the beautiful flowers, fall decorations, herb seasoning, home baked goods, herb seasoning, beer cheese, beef, jams and jellies, honey and soaps? Yup, you'll find them this week at the market!


When you shop at a truly homegrown or produced farmers market you are guaranteed that everything comes from that farm but it also means that the selection might not include things that are not in season in Kentucky. Don't expect to find strawberries and we never have bananas unless you shop early in the season and buy a banana tree to grow your own! Gotta laugh at that one, but we really do have a farmer who grows and sells his banana trees in the spring! Something to think about for next year. :)


Our members are serious farmers and we strive to produce what grows best in our area. They do their homework instead of searching out a facility to buy so they can resell! No, you might not find everything, but you can guarantee that what you do find was grown or produced by the farmer that sells it!!! In my book, that says it all...truly locally grown and produced! That is a true farmers market and that's what the Bluegrass Farmer's Market brings to Lexington!


Just a bit of what will be available this week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market...


POTATOES

Russet Burbank

Red Norland

Katadin

Red Lasoda


SQUASH

Acorn

Butternut

Delicata


SWEET POTATOES


APPLES


TOMATOES


GREEN BEANS

Romas

Half runners

Stringless Romas


PEPPERS

Green

Red

Hot

Sweet


KALE


OKRA


WATERMELON


BAKED GOODS


JAMS & JELLIES


HERB SEASONING


BEER CHEESE


BEEF


FRESH CUT FLOWERS & HERBS


HOMEMADE SOAP


POTTED PLANTS


HONEY


GOURDS


AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!


~*~ MARKET HOURS ~*~


Tuesday 3 until 6:30

Saturday 9 until 2


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!


Thursday 4 until 6:30


In the parking lot of the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


Look for our new and bigger signs!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's only

100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!


Hope to see you all at one of our market days...

we grow, raise, bake and make for you!














 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Happenings!

Saturday is going to be a big day in Lexington! The University of Kentucky gets to show how good they are against the University of Louisville...go cats! Of course that means that the downtown traffic will be very busy so why not take the opportunity to take the short drive out Richmond Rd. to the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! I can promise that the traffic will be much better and we always have plenty of free and convenient parking.


Now on to the market...


I am an avid recipe collector but I also promise that I do try them! I was so excited to learn that we would have local apples available at the market this week because it meant I could enjoy on of my very most favorite treats..a grilled apple'n cheese sandwich! I know, it sounds odd but believe me it's wonderful and so easy to make. It would be a great after school snack for the kids but I'm a big girl and I love them too!


Grilled Apple'n Cheese Sandwich


Lightly toast your bread...choice is yours but I have to admit that I prefer whole wheat.

Place a few slices of Jack cheese (Swiss works great too) on one side of toasted bread.

Then cover with thinly sliced apples...I leave the skin on them!

Sprinkle with just a bit of cinnamon and sugar.

Cover with the remaining slice of toasted bread.

Melt some butter in a skillet and “grill” your sandwich until the cheese is melted and the toast is golden brown!


Grab a napkin and enjoy!


The really great part is we'll have the locally grown apples and Casey County Amish cheese available at the market this week...all you need is the bread!


Another new item making its first appearance at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market this week is Casey County sorghum! I'm telling you I feel like I have died and gone to heaven! I can smell and taste my biscuits slathered with warm sorghum and butter already! It's hard to decide which I love more, honey or sorghum, on my biscuits. The good thing...we'll have plenty of both available this Saturday!


Here are more goodies that you'll find this week at the market...

tomatoes

potatoes

kale

squash

green beans

peppers

raspberries

watermelon

jams and jellies

farm fresh eggs

ASH free beef

beer cheese

herb seasoning

honey

homemade soap

fresh cut flowers

herb plants

hanging baskets

mums


And, so much more including a really neat item that I just had to buy for my hubby...an Amish made walking stick! You couldn't beat the $5 price tag!!!

~*~ MARKET HOURS ~*~


Tuesday 3 until 6:30

Saturday 9 until 2


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!


Thursday 4 until 6:30


In the parking lot of the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


Look for our new and bigger signs!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's only

100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!


Hope to see you all at one of our market days...

we grow, raise, bake and make for you!





 
 

This week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

I have to admit that there was a wee bit of a nip in the air this morning. Fall can't be far away and that means mums are in!!! Yes, we have mums at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! And, other fall goodies like pumpkins and homemade potpourri!


And, you'll be happy to know that we still have plenty of summer favorites like tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, green beans, potatoes, watermelons, raspberries, okra, eggplant, herbs, rhubarb, kale and so much more.


Don't forget the wonderful homemade jams and jellies. Or the beautiful fresh cut flowers, dried flowers, herbs and potted plants. How about the homemade soaps. Or even some herb seasoning...it's almost chili time! Farm fresh eggs and ASH free beef and Amish cheese are great additions to our market too! Need a tailgating treat? Try some homemade beer cheese. Want to sweeten up your breakfast biscuit? How about some Kentucky State Fair blue ribbon winning honey!


Good news...we even have a farmer who planted corn late in the season so look forward to farm fresh corn in the coming weeks! We'll keep you updated on when to expect an unexpected locally grown treat!


We hope to see you at one of our market days. We'll be bringing our farms best to you with smiles on our faces!


~*~ MARKET HOURS ~*~


Tuesday 3 until 6:30

Saturday 9 until 2


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!


Thursday 4 until 6:30


In the parking lot of the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


Look for our new and bigger signs!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's only

100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!


See you all at one of our market days...

we grow, raise, bake and make for you!

 
 
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