Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

Tomorrow is the big day. The Bluegrass Farmers' Market will be opening for the 2014 market season on Saturday! Sounds like Mother Nature is going to give us some beautiful weather too! We'd love to get a chance to say hi to our customers...new and returning, so stop by and visit with us. We really have missed everyone this winter.


As promised, here is a list of the farmers and producers that have taken time out of their busy schedule to email me with what they will be bringing to the market tomorrow. The list seems a bit short but I can almost guarantee that there will be more smiling faces that show up. As you all know, the weather has not really cooperated so some farmers, like Botanica, Jane's Flowers and Herbs and Reece Garden, let me know that their goodness might take a few weeks. But, they will be back! That's the price you pay when you are a 100% homegrown/producer market...no corn in April!


These folks will definitely be at the market...


Stone Burr Farm will be bringing lamb for you Easter dinner!


My Ole Kentucky Soap will be bringing their local brew beer soap and local goat's milk soap!


Roger Postley of Tomatoes, Etc will have some Purple Ruffle Basil plants and maybe some other herb plants. He'll be taking orders for his heirloom pepper and tomato plants too!


Herb'n Renewal will be loaded down with their hand blended herb seasoning, handcrafted glycerin soaps, catnip for the kitties and lavender sachets. Don't forget the Zucchini, Apple'n Oat Thingies!


Cripple Creek Farm, new to our market this year, will be bringing jams, jellies, homemade strawberry and cherry pie fillings, farm fresh eggs and gluten free bread!


McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will be bringing hot pepper, spiced tomato, hot spiced tomato, Concord grape and Niagara grape jelly. And they also hope to have chocolate zucchini cake, zucchini bread, pumpkin cookies and some dried products!



And, who knows what other surprises you might find! :)


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By the way, Roger and Clay, the Two Troubadours will be on hand to entertain us all with their great music!


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We have a big favor to ask each and every one of our FaceBook followers...could you please share with your friends. Each “share” will get the word out a bit more...the more folks that know about the Bluegrass Farmers' Market the better. It will help us grow and be able to offer more to you, our valued customers. :)


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


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


Check out our website too...it is in the process of being updated! You can link to our blog for updates and happenings from there too!


http://www.bluegrassfarmersmarket.org



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~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.

Open April 12, 2014 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 TOMORROW!!!

Tuesday 3 until 6 OPENING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


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! And, we love seeing your four-legged friends!


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We also will be opening a second Saturday market at Azur restaurant in the Beaumont Centre! The opening date for that is slated for May 10th. We'll keep you up to date on the happenings.



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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


 
 

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!

 
 

The Good Old Days!

It's that time of the year...the outdoor plants need to be moved indoors and that means I have to make room for them. I started to clear out a corner that somehow managed to become a catchall for boxes of stuff. One of the boxes was filled with things, wonderful memory things! I sat down on the floor and began to reminisce about my childhood days. I clutched my grandmother's apron to my chest and I swear I could feel and smell her even after all of these years. Then I remembered how much fun it was to drive to her home each Sunday for dinner. The dinner table was always filled with fresh garden goodies! I quickly remembered that I have a fridge full of the same things that I had purchased at the market the day before. The boxes could wait, I needed to be my grandma for the day!


I tied her apron around my waist and headed to the kitchen to recreate a wonderful memory. I broke the Roma stringless green beans into a pot. I scrubbed the freshly dug potatoes. And, I added the farm fresh eggs to the ASH Free ground beef and “squished” in some bread crumbs and seasoning to make a Sunday meatloaf! I even made a raspberry cobbler! My kitchen smelled wonderful and I looked just like my grandma...grinning from ear to ear because I knew my family would enjoy the meal I had just prepared with loads of love. Thank you grandma for the memories and for the wonderful smells coming from your kitchen. But, I did have one giggle...my hubby thought I looked a bit like Beaver's mom in my apron! lol


Thanks for letting me take a trip back into my childhood. :) And thank you farmers for having the “makings” of a wonderful Sunday meal!


Of course, that got me thinking about what I could create next week! My mind was in a tailspin as I thought about what I could prepare the following Sunday. Hmmmmm, let's think...kale, a pot roast, sweet potatoes, sliced tomatoes, winter squash, pumpkin pie or maybe even a watermelon for dessert! I thought, why not make a whole day out of eating farmers market goodies!


Breakfast could be Fayette County farm fresh eggs and those wonderful potatoes fried up and served with some sliced tomatoes. Of course ya can't forget the wonderful jams and jellies to slather all over the great homebaked breads!


Lunch could be a snack thing with beer cheese, salsa made with market peppers, tomatoes and even the seasoning.


Dinner would be a “for sure” table loaded with market goodies! A perfectly seasoned roast beef, roasted potatoes and a sweet potato casserole, green beans, sauteed squash, greens, turnips and maybe some fried okra! And, for dessert...how about I bake an apple pie with some of those wonderful apples that I got at the market!


Yes, it would be a day of market goodness and smiles would be everywhere! Especially when the family sits down at a table decorated with a beautiful bouquet of fresh cut flowers.


It just doesn't get any better than that and it all came from the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!!!!



~*~ 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!







 
 
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