And, not just because they grow the most wonderful fruits and veggies...but because they are also some of the kindest folks that I know!
About an hour before closing time at the Saturday market, we noticed a vehicle across the street from the market. The hood was up and a man and a woman were trying to get their car up and running again. We saw the fellow cross the 6 lanes of road and walk over to the auto supply store nearby. The lady stayed with the car. We then saw him walk back empty handed and she just shook her head. They crossed the road again and stopped by our market to ask if any of us knew of another auto supply store in the area. Well, farmers are resourceful at all times and of course one of them had a phone book handy! After a few phone calls, using a farmers cell phone, we discovered a place that had the part that they needed. Only problem was it wasn't within walking distance! Never fear, a farmer came to the rescue and drove them to pick up the part even though the farmer was pooped from a long day of early harvesting and selling all day. The car was repaired and the couple headed off to visit a sick relative in the hospital. Yes, farmers grow great things but they are also wonderful human beings!!! I'm so proud of my fellow farmers for jumping in and helping this stranded couple. Just had to pass that little story on to all of you because it's what our market is all about...people and how we can make their life a bit brighter!
Okay, time to let you know what wonderful goodies our great farmers will be bringing to the Tuesday market. :) Look for tomatoes, green beans, corn, onion, potatoes, peppers, okra, squash, cabbage, blackberries, fresh cut herbs, flowers, jams and jellies plus so much more. Remember that these are not your ordinary grocery store varieties...we're talk'in top of the line goodness here!
Mark your calendar!!!! This Saturday, July 25th is going to be a special day at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! It's our Customer Appreciation Day and we'll be celebrating all day long. “GrillMan Drew” from Caros restaurant will be on hand to whip up a wonderful veggie dish that everyone can sample! Everyone will get the chance to possibly win some “market bucks” that you can spend on some homegrown goodness! Individual farmers will be giving you the chance to win all sorts of good things. And, we'll even have special treats for your four-legged pals! Even the kiddos will get to join in on the fun with special surprises! It's sure to be a fun day for all, so remember Saturday, July 25th at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!
We'd like to thank everyone who has voted for our market and hope that if you haven't done so yet...you will! We know we're a bit smaller but we can guarantee that whatever you purchase from our members was grown, baked, made or produced on their Kentucky Proud farm! We're real farmers who work hard to bring you only the best and the freshest homegrown goodness available in the area! Here's where you can vote for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. http://www.care2.com/farmersmarket/29529/
P.S. Don't forget our newest market location at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike each Thursday from 4 until 6:30!
Market hours and location
Tuesday 3 – 6:30
Saturday 9 – 2
3450 Richmond Rd. in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs.
It's right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall, just outside of Man 'O War!
Parking is very convenient and we're stroller and wheelchair friendly!
100% HOMEGROWN or PRODUCED
100% CERTIFIED KENTUCKY PROUD
~*~ WE GUARANTEE IT ~*~
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