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Yup, that's right...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is now open on Tuesday too! Hopefully Mother Nature will be a bit kinder than she was last Saturday. Our loyal farmers showed up in the pouring rain and so did our great customers. Thank you so much for your continued support even though many of you had to walk through “Lake Bluegrass” to reach us! If it ever happens again we can promise that there will be market ducks swimming in the lake just so we can all smile a little bit.
Okay, now for what you'll be able to find at the opening of the Tuesday market, it's going to be a plant lovers dream come true!
Tomato guy, Roger will be there was an assortment of heirloom tomato plants, Alpine strawberry plants, pepper plants and even some herb plants!
Ed, the banana tree fellow, will be bringing quite a mix of plants including...daylilies, hot pepper, canning tomato, various veggies, tropicals including giant elephant ears and of course...a few banana trees!
Our newest market member, Jonathon, is coming all the way from Maysville loaded down with hanging flower baskets, bedding plants, ferns, Wave petunias, mixed planters and tomato plants in containers and even hanging baskets for those of you who don't have a yard to plant in!
Like I said...it's gonna be the place for plant lovers to be on Tuesday! The great part is, they are all locally grown by our members so you can ask all sorts of questions about the planting and care of your purchase. They grew them so they know their plants!!!
Hope to see everyone at the opening of our Tuesday market! The hours are 3:00 until 6:30 and as always we will be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet next to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Road just outside Man O War! Parking is always free and very convenient!
Posted by Kentucky Proud
@ 08:36 AM EDT
It might be a holiday but our farmers are busy working today so that they can bring the freshest and the best to the Tuesday market. Hopefully they will take some time off today and enjoy a traditional Labor Day cookout with their family and friends. I know we will be grilling some wonderful veggies that I bought on Saturday to go along with the great steaks that I also purchased. I love the way our farmers support each other!
This week you'll be able to find juicy tomatoes...even heirloom ones! There will be heirloom peppers too! In fact, there will be peppers in all sizes and shapes, hot or sweet, big and little! The potato varieties are numerous with “spuds” that make wonderful salads, some that are great for baking, others that are wonderful boiled and mashed. Don't forget that taters are great on the grill too! There's still plenty of raspberries, rhubarb and watermelons available. Oh, and don't forget the beautiful green beans...they went fast on Saturday! So did the colorful flowers and fresh cut herbs. I think they probably will end up as centerpieces on more than one picnic table today! And, how could I forget the wonderful jams, jellies and butters!!! Talk about big flavor in a jar! If your sweet tooth gets the best of you, try a delicious jam cake.
Yup, homegrown goodness galore at our Tuesday and Thursday market! I'll be updating again on Thursday so you all will know what we'll have at our bigger Saturday market, so stay tuned!
~*~ 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!
Posted by Kentucky Proud
@ 07:33 AM EDT
I was sitting here this morning trying to think of a way to let folks know just how wonderful the Bluegrass Farmers' Market really is and I decided that I'd probably just tell you what went home with me at the end of Saturday's market. I can tell you, it was quite a haul of fresh veggies and berries!
We enjoyed the most delicious fresh corn on the cob last night along with our wonderful ASH free beef burgers that were topped with fabulous tomatoes! Our plates looked more like serving platters by the time we added the crisp sliced cucumber and onion salad along with the extra heirloom tomatoes that we just had to try. By the way, the German Stripey's and Japanese something...sorry, I cannot remember the name of them...tomatoes were great! Heck, I'm not done yet. My hubby roasted some fingerling potatoes on the grill and Oh My Gosh, we're they ever good! He rubbed them with a bit of bacon drippings and then sprinkled them with coarse sea salt. Talk about heaven! You'd have thought that we would have been stuffed by the end of the meal but we managed to save room for a slice of fantastic jam cake that was drizzled with a decadent raspberry sauce that I made with those wonderful berries and local honey! I have to admit that the two of us could hardly move after dinner but, the funny part was, we were both thinking about the next meal! Lol Yup, there's still some wonderful greens beans, eggplant, zucchini and squash waiting for our next meal.
Geez, forgot to let you know that we started the day out with a huge breakfast of farm fresh eggs, fried taters, sliced tomatoes and homebaked bread loaded with homemade jam! Makes me wonder how we even managed to do anything yesterday. But we did get a bunch of green peppers chopped and frozen for use in chili this winter. We even froze some wonderful hot peppers so hubby could spice his up a bit more!
About the only thing I didn't come home with were flowers and plants. Believe me it wasn't because they weren't beautiful...it was because I didn't have anymore room in the van! I promised myself that I would save some space next week.
I have to tell you that it really makes you feel great to know that you can prepare and enjoy meals using nothing but locally grown goodies! And, the fresh flavor can't be beat. I'm already thinking about my farmers market list for this week!
Come join us at Lexington's only 100% homegrown or produced farmers market. You'll be greeted by hardworking farmers who can still manage to smile after harvesting that day and you'll leave with a bounty of fresh, homegrown goodness! It don't get no better than that!!!
Tuesday's market hours are 3 until 6:30 at our beautiful tree lined location at 3450 Richmond Rd. in the parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet. It's right next to the Glenn Auto Mall just outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Don't forget about our new Thursday market at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike. Our farmers are there from 4 until 6! Stay tuned for the Saturday market offerings!
Hope to see you all at one of our market days...you'll be glad you came to visit us!
Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market!
All of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!
We grow, raise, bake, blend and make...so that you can enjoy truly local goods!
Posted by Kentucky Proud
@ 08:11 AM EDT
It's National Farmers Market Week and it's wonderful that our government recognizes the important role that farmers play in our daily living. But, we celebrate our farmers market every time we pull our trucks into place, set up our tents and unload the bounty from our farms! It's what we do and it's what we love doing because we know that our customers deserve and love the freshest available! So, we thank you for making National Farmers Market Week a daily event for us.
Doing what we love sometimes has its disadvantages, like at the Tuesday market this week. Our farmers got caught in the torrential downpour that hit Lexington! Lucky for them that we set up in a parking lot that has businesses and a church that saw their dilemma and invited them in until the rain stopped. We thank them for thinking of us all of the time but especially on Tuesday!
Now that they have dried out and returned to the fields to harvest, here's a bit of what you will find at the market this week...
FRESH CUT HERBS
And, goodies that we prepare when we aren't out in the fields like...
HOMEBAKED BREAD and CAKES
JAMS and JELLIES
Plus, you'll find...
GORGEOUS CUT FLOWERS
BEAUTIFUL HANGING BASKETS
And who could pass up the wonderful...
FARM FRESH EGGS
ASH FREE BEEF
All 100% homegrown or produced by our farmers!!!
We're the only market in the area that can guarantee this!!!
So, take the short drive out Richmond Rd. to visit us this Saturday at 3450 Richmond Rd. in the Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs tree lined parking lot. It's right next to the Glenn Auto Mall just outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there and we pride ourselves on being wheelchair and stroller friendly. The four-legged guys and gals are always welcome too! We'll be there from 9 until 2!
Don't forget today is our Thursday market at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike form 4 until 6:30!
Lexington's only 100% Homegrown/Produced Farmers Market...Guaranteed!
And, all of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!
Posted by Kentucky Proud
@ 08:43 AM EDT
Okay, I am so excited about what our farmers will be bringing to the market this Saturday! It's kind of like an Oh My Gosh moment!!! We have been enjoying the bounty so far but it's always exciting to know that tomatoes, corn, peppers and green beans are finally in season in Kentucky and our 100% homegrown farmers will be bringing them to the market this week! Can I holler out a YIPPEE!!!
I know that I have been drooling for the taste of some real local goodies and I sure had my wish fulfilled last week. We enjoyed the bestest (not sure if that is a word but it fits) most unbelievable squash and cucumbers. The sweet corn was magnificent fried, the tomatoes sliced were to die for and the steamed potatoes tasted like heaven! Can you tell we like to eat fresh and local? :)
Oh, my...I almost forgot the scrumptious blackberries that we had for dessert! Here I go, drooling again just telling you about the wonderful items available at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. I know it seems like you've had to wait for the homegrown goodness but it's worth it to know that you are purchasing “real” local food! We don't allow any items to be trucked in...our farmers have to grow or produce what they sell at our market. We do that because that's what we think a farmers market is all about...farmers and family farms! We thank you all so much for understanding why we didn't have corn in May or tomatoes in April and we hope that you enjoyed what was in season like the lettuce, onions, potatoes and strawberries. We only sell what is in season in our beautiful Bluegrass state!
Here I am going off again and getting excited without telling you what other wonderful things you'll be able to find. Sorry, but I can't help myself! Here's a list of some of the goodies that will be available this week...
And, don't think that any of these are your average grocery store varieties...our farmers spend many hours researching what will in grow our Kentucky climate and soil and bring only the best to our market. You'll find specialty varieties along with good old fashioned favorites! And, if you have any questions, feel free to ask the farmer that grew that item...they really know about it because they sowed, hoed and harvested their own crop!
Many of us also spend time in our kitchens whipping up great jams, jellies, breads and cakes too! We'll even have herb seasoning, eggs, cheese and homemade soaps!!! Some of us love being able to grow and harvest fresh flowers like zinnias and sunflowers and others love creating beautiful hanging herb and floral baskets. We're a diverse bunch of farmers but we are darn sure proud of what we bring to the market market each week because we know that you will appreciate our efforts and that's what makes our hard work worthwhile!
Come visit us this Saturday at 3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Sign and Pedal the Planet tree lined parking lot. It's right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall just outside Man 'O War Blvd. We'll be there from 9 until 2 and smiles will be plentiful! :) Parking is always convenient and we pride ourselves on being wheelchair and stroller friendly!
The folks from ChiroOne Wellness Center will be visiting with us this Saturday, so stop by and find why you have that “crick” in your neck or that ache in your back! http://www.chiroone.net/
By the way, don't forget our Thursday market at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike! Select farmers will be there from 4 until 6:30 so it's perfect for after work shopping!
Just want to give you a heads up about an upcoming event...it's going to be Customer Appreciation Day soon!!!! Stay tuned for more details.
Hope to see you all at the only place in town to buy 100% guaranteed homegrown or produced farmers market goodies! And, each of our farmers are individually certified Kentucky Proud or they don't sell at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! That makes us truly Kentucky Proud!!!
Don't forget to cast your vote for Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market. It's a great way to show your support for our hardworking farmers and their families. http://www.care2.com/farmersmarket/29529/
100% CERTIFIED KENTUCKY PROUD!
Posted by Kentucky Proud
@ 08:28 AM EDT
Boy oh boy, you sure can tell that the prime growing season in Kentucky is about to start! Our Tuesday market will be loaded with all sorts of “grown by our farmers” goodies!
You'll find the freshest and the best cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, crookneck squash, turnips, pickling cucumbers, cabbage, basil and onions! But that's not all!!! Look for new potatoes and some “not your average taters” too, like Yukon Gold, Wisconsin Superior and Red Norland.
And, don't forget those good for ya greens like kale and Swiss chard!
If your sweet tooth is looking for something to satisfy it try some juicy blueberries or black raspberries. Why not bake a rhubarb pie!
Flowers make everyone feel better no matter how hard the day was at the office, so why not stop by and pick up a bouquet to brighten your home! We'll have zinnia, lisianthus and snapdragon bouquets cut fresh just before the market opens so you know they'll last quite some time!
As the growing season progresses you'll find even more available at Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market. Our farmers know their products so don't hesitate to ask questions. Kinda like, we know what we grow!
Our farmers are all certified 100% Kentucky Proud!
Tuesday market hours are 3:00 until 6:30 and we're located at 3450 Richmond Rd. in the parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet, next to the Glenn Auto Mall. Parking is very convenient and we pride ourselves on being wheelchair and stroller friendly!
And, please bring your four-legged friends too!
Posted by Kentucky Proud
@ 07:20 AM EDT
Saturday's market is sure to make you smile! Let's start with the sweet stuff first. How about some pumpkin cookies, zucchini bread, chocolate zucchini cake or plenty of homemade jams and jellies. Our farmers have been busy in the kitchen!
How about the sweet goodies fresh from our gardens? We'll have wonderful blueberries and maybe even some black raspberries. Can you drizzle honey on berries? Why not and we'll have plenty of local honey too!
Now for the “good for you” veggies! Fire up your grills and serve some tasty onions, new potatoes and squash. Don't forget the wonderful sugar snap peas, turnips and the crisp lettuce. One of our farmers will even have some fresh garlic! Pair that with a pot of kale, Swiss chard and mustard greens and you've got a pot full of goodness!
Don't forget those fresh cut herbs like basil, oregano and mint! Did you know that you can dry them easily for use during the winter months? Just wash them, pat them dry and then place them on 2 sheets of paper towel and cover with 2 more sheets of toweling. Microwave at 50% power for about 3 minutes and you should have beautiful dried herbs! Make sure you store them in an airtight container and keep them away from the sun and heat. You'll be glad you had them when winter soup time comes along! Of course, if you don't want to spend the time drying your own herbs we've got hand blended herb seasoning available too!
Treat dad on his special day to a steak or burger with some of our locally raised beef! And, don't forget to decorate the table with some beautiful Lisianthus or other fresh cut flower...we'll have plenty of bouquets available! Maybe you could give him a surprise and plant some beautiful lilies or gorgeous bedding plants in the garden. Or, treat him to his own banana tree!!! Or, perhaps a good soak in a hot tub with some wonderful handmade soaps!
As you can tell, our farmers are busy working to make sure that you have the very best in 100% homegrown or produced good stuff! We guarantee that you won't find anything that was trucked in to our market. We do it all!!!
Hope to see you all on Saturday at the market! We're located at 3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Sign and Pedal the Planet tree lined parking lot. It's right next to the Glenn Auto Mall and we have plenty of convenient parking available. Heck, we're even stroller and wheelchair friendly! And, rumor has it that dogs get a treat from one of our farmers, so bring “Fido” too!
Market hours: Tuesday 3:00 until 6:30 and Saturday from 9 until 2!
Remember, we are the ONLY 100% HOMEGROWN or PRODUCED FARMERS MARKET in LEXINGTON! And, all of our farmers are certified KENTUCKY PROUD!
Posted by Kentucky Proud
@ 07:21 AM EDT
Yup, it's gonna be a fresh and green day at the Tuesday Bluegrass Farmers' Market! You'll be able to find all of the good for you green stuff! :) Look for kale, Swiss chard, mustard greens, Romaine lettuce, sugar snap peas, fresh cut herbs including basil, cilantro and oregano!
Need to add a little something extra to the grill? How about some new potatoes or freshly harvested yellow baby squash!
And, to satisfy your sweet tooth look for the home baked jam cakes and strawberry jams and jellies!
You'll even be able to decorate your table with gorgeous fresh cut Lisianthus and other cut flowers!
Tuesday at the market will be nothing but 100% homegrown or home produced...as always! The market hours are 3:00pm until 6:30pm on Tuesday so stop by on your way home from the office. We're located in the tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet next to the Glenn Auto Mall at 3450 Richmond Rd.
Stayed tuned to see what our dedicated Kentucky Proud farmers will have this Saturday at the market. It's sure to be a crowd pleaser with the fresh blueberries just coming in...they sold out early last week!
Posted by Kentucky Proud
@ 07:21 AM EDT
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