Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

Tomorrow might be the first Saturday in fall but it promises to feel more like summer! Mother Nature is giving us yet another beautiful day in the 80's! Yes, we still have plenty of summer goodness at the market. Yes, we also have plenty of fall goodies available too. Don't forget the fall decorations...pumpkins, gourds, mums and bittersweet!


So, call a friend or family member and come visit Lexington's largest 100% homegrown farmers market!


Remember, we are open through October 26, 2013!!!


RICHMOND RD. MARKET

Corn

Tomatoes

Squash...assorted varieties

Zucchini

Green Beans

Okra

Onions

Eggplant

Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Peppers

Basil

Catnip

Melons

Pumpkins

Gourds

Bittersweet

Beef

Pork

Chicken

Lamb

Goat

Eggs

Baked Goods

Cut flowers...think Zinnias and Cockscomb!

Mums

Herb Seasoning

Jams

Pepper spreads

Pimento cheese

Dried lavender sachet

Prepared foods!


And, entertainment provided by the “Two Old Troubadours!”




STONEWALL CENTER MARKET

Green Beans

Squash

Cucumbers

Cabbage

Tomatoes

Onions

Zucchini

Potatoes

Peppers

Melons




Smiles galore!


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Check out our Facebook page to see updates!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bluegrass-Farmers-Market/108689732505252


And, speaking of our Facebook page...we'd love to have you as a friend! :)



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~*~ 2013 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Tuesday 3 until 6


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!


3101 Clays Mill Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Thursday 3 until 6


Look for us in the Stonewall Center, set up in front of Another Man's Treasure. Plenty of free parking available!



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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 all fruit and veggie farmers are...


GAP Certified


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We Accept


EBT/DEBIT

 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Last Day of 2012 Season!

This is it...Saturday will be the last market day of the 2012 season. It's always a bittersweet day. The fields are showing the signs of the season and growth has slowed down. The farmers are tired and looking forward to a wee bit of a break...like that ever happens! Lol They will be spending the next few months ordering seed, getting the fields ready for spring planting and even planting fall crops like garlic. But the saddest part is not seeing the smiling faces that we all have become accustomed to on Saturday morning...our customers. :) We'll miss you, but we'll be back in April!


2012 was a great year for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! We welcomed new farmers who brought a variety of new items to the market. We now have beer cheese, lamb, goat, rabbit, homemade pet treats, grape jelly and even more baked goodies! We opened the Willow Oak satellite location and the area customers loved it! We showed our appreciation to our customers by making sure that they had market tote bags to shop with...they were a big hit! Although we were not voted number one in Kentucky for the third year in a row, we did win our class! Thank you all for your votes! It's a very nice feeling to know that our customers went out of their way to show how much they appreciate our farmers. Heck, it makes our hard work worthwhile and it really makes us wish that it was April already! It'll be here soon...we promise!


Okay, enough about our wonderful season....we have our last Saturday market to talk about! The farmers will still have all sorts of goodies available. Maybe it's time to stock up on a few things!


Here's a bit of what you'll find on Saturday...


POTATOES

TOMATOES

KALE

SWISS CHARD

MUSTARD GREENS

LETTUCE

ARUGULA

FRESH GARLIC

BASIL

SWEET POTATOES

PUMPKINS

PEPPERS

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

SEMINOLE SQUASH

TURNIPS

RADISHES

CABBAGE

KABOCHA SQUASH

PARSLEY

BEAN SOUP MIX

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & JELLIES

HONEY

LAMB

HARDY MUMS

HOMEMADE SOAP

POPCORN...STILL ON THE COB!

RASPBERRIES

HOME BAKED TREATS

ETC., ETC., ETC!


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Do not forget, FMNP vouchers are good until October 31st! This program is a great way for families to get the benefits of fresh, homegrown goodness at farmers markets. In case you did not realize this, each year the allotments are based on the previous years usage. So if you have a voucher, please use it so that we can continue to make sure that everyone gets to enjoy our bounty. We hope the seniors took advantage of the SFMNP...the vouchers expired on October 25th.


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~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 LAST DAY FOR THE 2012 SEASON

Tuesday 3 until 6 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


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!


Come visit us Saturday...

it's our last market day of the 2012 season!


730 Millpond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


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!


We'd like to thank all of our customers for a great

2012 Willow Oak market season...

We hope to see you in April!



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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


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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Counting Down at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

I hate this time of the year only because it means we are only 2 weeks away from the close of the 2012 market season. I love the fall beauty and the “not so average” veggies that are available. I say not so average because most folks do not go into a grocery store and see crisp green kale, mustard and turnip greens. If they have them, they are from a farm in who knows where and they come already packaged in a plastic bag! Crisp, fresh and bright green is soooooo much better purchased right from the farmer at our market. If you are new to “greens” cooking, just ask the farmer how his family prepares and enjoys them.


Another veggie that will be hard to find at a grocery store would be winter squash. Okay, I did see some at our “go to” grocery this week but the vegetable manager had no idea where those “things” came from and what to do with them. One was a spaghetti squash and the other one was a hubbard squash! I hope you get the gist of this. If you want to try something new, something other than the usual, something actually homegrown and not trucked in to the grocery store...than you need to shop at a farmers market! The best choice would be Lexington's only guaranteed 100% homegrown/produced farmers market...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


The farmer members are knowledgeable about what they sell, they grew it! Do not be afraid to ask about something that is new to you. I can almost guarantee if they grow it they eat it. Although we do have a farmer who hates tomatoes and yet he grows some real beauties! Lol Another member sells a hand blended curry mix and they actually had to have customers taste test it because they do not like curry in any size, shape or form. It just confirms how much work goes into everything available at one of Lexington's little gems...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Even though it is near the end of the season, it's still worth the hop, skip and a jump out Richmond Rd. to visit us...we might be small but we are great!


So, what will you be able to find at Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market this week...


TOMATOES

PEPPERS...Hot and Sweet!

EGGPLANT

WINTER SQUASH...Butternut, Kabocha, Seminole, Hubbard, etc.

SPAGHETTI SQUASH

GREENS...Kale, Mustard, Turnip, Swiss Chard, etc.

CABBAGE

PUMPKINS

SWEET POTATOES

CILANTRO

BASIL

EGGS

CHEESE SPREADS

HERB SEASONING

JAMS and JELLIES

BAKED GOODS

LAMB

HONEY

SOUP BEAN MIX

HOMEMADE SOAP


ETC., ETC. ETC.!


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Do not forget, FMNP are good until October 31st! The SFMNP vouchers need to be used by October 25th! Both programs are a great way for families and seniors to get the benefits of fresh, homegrown goodness at farmers markets. In case you did not realize this, each year the allotments are based on the previous years usage. So if you have a voucher, please use it in the next few weeks so that we can continue to make sure that everyone gets to enjoy our bounty.


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~*~ 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 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


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!


We'd like to thank all of our customers for a great

2012 Willow Oak market season...

We hope to see you in April!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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The Bluegrass Farmers' Market Countdown Begins!

The good news...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is open through October 27th. The bad news...we only have 3 more weeks to go until the close of the 2012 market season.


The extra good news...our farmers still have plenty of wonderful tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant, etc. available! The unfortunate bad news...the local corn is really gone for the season. :(


The extra, extra good news...folks who have FMNP or SFMNP vouchers can still use them up until October 31st! Both programs are a great way for families and seniors to get the benefits of fresh, homegrown goodness at farmers markets. In case you did not realize this, each year the allotments are based on the previous years usage. So if you have a voucher, please use it in the next few weeks so that we can continue to make sure that everyone gets to enjoy our bounty. That news item is worth a bunch of extra goodness! :)


Now, for the very bestest ( I love that made up word) good news...what will be available this Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!



TOMATOES

PEPPERS...hot, sweet and in between!

OKRA

SWEET POTATOES

POTATOES

RADISHES

KALE

MUSTARD GREENS

TURNIPS...and their greens!

SWISS CHARD

BABY BEETS

EGGPLANT

PUMPKINS

WINTER SQUASH...

Cushaw, Kabocha, Butternut, Acorn, etc.

SPAGHETTI SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

RASPBERRIES

HICKORY NUTS

CHESTNUTS

EGGS

JAMS

JELLIES

BAKED GOODS

HERB SEASONING

HOMEMADE SOAPS

BEAN SOUP MIX

CHEESE SPREADS

CUT FLOWERS

and, even READY MADE HOT LUNCHES!

ETC., ETC. ETC.


Don't forget the smiling faces that our farmers always bring to the market! :)




******** REMINDER ********


If you have any FMNP/SFMNP vouchers,

they need to be used by October 31, 2012!



~*~ 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 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


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!


We'd like to thank all of our customers for a great

2012 Willow Oak market season...

We hope to see you in April!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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







 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Saturday Goodness!

The results are in and the Bluegrass Farmers' Market came in second place in the Commonwealth of Kentucky according to the America's Favorite Farmers Market contest. We were number one in the mid-size category! Heck, our little 100% homegrown/produced market has been voted #1 in Kentucky in 2010 and 2011 and this year the big guys finally beat us. Congratulations to the Lexington Farmers Market. It just shows us, the Bluegrass Farmers' Market, that we are going to have to work harder next year to educate the local public that there is a difference between the two markets. The great part is, Lexington has the top two markets in the Commonwealth! WTG Lexington!


Don't forget...


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market will be open, at the Richmond Rd. location, through October 27th!


The SFMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program) and the FMNP (WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program) vouchers will expire soon, make sure you check the date on your voucher!




Mark your calendars, October 20 th is going to be a special day to say thank you to all of our customers. We thank you all of the time but we kinda thought a special day was in order. We'll be giving away some really neat new market tote bags, pumpkin decorating for the kids, singing and dancing along with a DJ, etc. It'll be a great day and a great way to say thank you to our customers for a great 2012 market season.


So, what will be at the markets on Saturday?


WILLOW OAK


Squash

Tomatoes

Peppers...hot & sweet

Okra

Eggplant

Green beans

Potatoes

Eggs

Poultry

Etc., etc., etc.


RICHMOND RD.


Tomatoes

Peppers...hot & sweet

Corn

Green beans

Okra

Eggplant

Squash

Potatoes

Onions

Kale

Bok choy

Nappa cabbage

Cucumbers

Pumpkins

Winter squash

Spaghetti squash

Watermelon

Raspberries

Herb seasoning

Beef

Smoked Rabbit

Lamb

Goat

Eggs

Baked goods

Jams

Homemade soaps

Fresh cut flowers

Etc., etc., etc.


~*~ 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 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


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!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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



 
 

First Fall Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Well, today is the last day of summer. Tomorrow starts the autumnal equinox...fall! Did you know that on the first day of the autumnal equinox the day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going southward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west. So, does anyone know when the days and nights in Kentucky are equal? I get so confused with all of this technical stuff. Lol I just know that the fall veggies are coming on strong so it must have something to do with the length of the days!

As long as I am filling you all in on some facts, how about a few more...


What gives leaves their red color? Glucose trapped in the leaves. Brown comes from the waste trapped there. The red and purple color come from anthocyanin pigments formed in the dying leaves. Its the same pigment which is common in purple grapes, red apples and violets.


Pumpkins are 90% water!


Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites!


Apples are a member of the rose family!


Fresh apples float because 25% of their volume is air!


Egg Yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain

vitamin D!

 

Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family!


Celery has negative calories...it takes more calories to eat celery than it originally

had to begin with!


Broccoli good news...we're eating 900% more than we did 20 years ago!


Don't you feel a wee bit smarter after reading these interesting facts? I know I did when I saw them!


Now for the best news...what's going to be available at the market this Saturday!


RICHMOND RD. MARKET


TOMATOES

heirlooms too!

GREEN BEANS

greasy

1/2 runner

blue lake

dade

northeastern

SQUASH

yellow

zucchini

patty pan

cushaw

butternut

hubbard

CUCUMBERS

pickling & slicers

OKRA

POTATOES

SWEET POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

EGGPLANT

GARLIC

MUSHROOMS

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PUMPKINS

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS

MUMS

HERB PLANTS

BAKED GOODS

HOMEMADE SOAP


Hope everyone had a great time decorating their pumpkins last week!



MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER


Limited participation on Saturday and the Thursday market is closed for the season.




~*~ 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...very limited participation

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!


 
 
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