Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

I sat down this morning and started to type out the usual “what everyone will have” thingie and decided against a list. Instead, I am going to tell you about all of the wonderful things that we enjoyed from the market last week and the things we hope to try this Saturday.


The very first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful hanging basket full of colorful flowers. And, I loved the price too! You know that I just had to have at least one of them to hang near my front door. Then a sign caught my eye, it was for broccoli! Oh my gosh, I have been waiting for fresh broccoli and believe me I was not disappointed. We had broccoli with three meals this week! I guess we should have saved room for the sugar snap peas that are soon to be history for the summer. Not to worry, I froze a bunch! It's so easy to do. I trim, wash and pat dry then put them on a cookie sheet in the freezer. That way I can just load individual peas into a freezer bag and take out only what I want each time. :) Better hurry and get your supply before they run out!


Unfortunately, it's about the same way with the Kentucky strawberry crop...it's about nearing the end for the year. :( We'll still have some available so get your winter “strawberry fix” now. They freeze beautifully too! Or, you could make your own jams and jellies but why bother when our farmers are experts in doing it for you. I learned a long time ago that some things are best left to others and while my freezer jam is good theirs is much better.


We had friends over for a big breakfast during the holiday weekend and I have to tell you that we received raves about the farm fresh eggs. It just doesn't get any better than an omelet made with fresh eggs, spring onions, spinach and a slice of zucchini bread...oops, forgot the ripe tomato slice that added all of the color to our plates!


So, what do you need to put on your market list for this Saturday? Sugar snap peas, strawberries, asparagus and lettuce are going to be in short supply soon so enjoy them while you can. The good thing is you can add some new things to your list, like squash, new potatoes, green beans, leeks, cabbage and the start of the tomato season! The great part about being a 100% homegrown market is that you never have time to get bored with any one veggie! It's true, we're about “lettuce saladed” out and now we have broccoli and tomatoes to enjoy! Heck, corn will be here before we know it...I am not holding my breath but it won't be long.


I believe that it is time for me to get myself busy getting ready for the Saturday market just like the rest of our farmers. Don't forget that you can always find the Kentucky Proud value added items such as baked goods, soaps, herb seasoning and honey. We'll even have some good stuff for you to sample this Saturday at the market!


Shopping at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is purely a local experience and one that everyone should enjoy. Our farmers work hard each week so that you can take home nothing but homegrown goodness to share with your family and friends...that's what local is all about! Having said that, we sure would appreciate your vote in a contest for America's Favorite Farmers Market. We could win all sorts of goodies that we get to share with our customers. So, please help us by going to http://www.farmland.org/vote and vote for the Blue Grass Farmers Market. Our farmers will be thrilled to know that you all appreciate the fact that they grow, bake, raise or produce everything that they sell...100% guaranteed!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


We are Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


~*~ NOW ACCEPTING EBT/DEBIT CARDS ~*~

 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Now Open on Tuesday Too!

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!



 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Happenings!

September is one of my favorite months of the year. Most of the warm summer crops are still available at the farmers market and some of the cooler fall crops are starting to make an appearance. It just doesn't get any better than that!


We can all still enjoy ripe tomatoes, freshly picked corn, wonderful green beans, tantalizing hot and sweet peppers, newly harvested potatoes, fresh cut rhubarb and sweet treats like watermelons, cantaloupes and raspberries!


And, we're just starting to see some of the cooler weather crops like kale, onions, garlic and shallots!


~*~ All 100% homegrown on our farms! ~*~


Don't forget about the beautiful and colorful flowers that will bring a smile to anyones face! Or, the herb seasoning that can make a chef out of anyone! How about some of those wonderful jams and jellies! And, the great beer cheese! Tender and flavorful ASH Free beef! Farm fresh eggs and Amish cheese that can't be beat! Home baked goods that will make you drool! Handmade soaps are a luxury only they are not luxury priced!


~*~ All 100% raised, grown or produced by our farmers! ~*~


September also has a day that we, as Americans, need to remember. September 11th! Please take a moment out of your busy schedule to remember those that lost their lives on 9/11 and to thank our service men and women for continuing to keep us safe.


~*~ 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!


 
 

Happy Labor Day!

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!





 
 

This Week At The Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

The kids are back in school, the weather folks keep telling us that the meteorological fall season has started, the pools have closed, windows are being opened and the AC is being turned off. What does that mean for the folks at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market?


It means we are busier than ever!!!


There's still plenty of the warm weather crops to tend to and some of the fall crops have been planted but there's still more to go in the ground. The only time a farmer gets to stop is when we have snow covered grounds and even then they are ordering seeds for the following year. Thank heavens the snow is a long way off and we still get to do what we love...get our hands dirty!


This week you'll be able to find tomatoes of all types including heirlooms, sweet and hot peppers, a huge variety of potatoes, kale, squash, cucumbers, carrots, onions, okra, green beans, fresh cut herbs, rhubarb, raspberries, watermelons and maybe even some corn!


If that's not enough to tempt you to visit us, how about wonderful jams and jellies, home baked goods, award winning honey, herb seasoning, Amish cheese, ASH Free beef and farm fresh eggs! And, if you missed out on a sample of the wonderful beer cheese...it's back this week! Don't forget the smell good things like fresh cut flowers and wonderful homemade soaps! Some of them are even made with local bee pollen!


As you can see we are still very busy doing what we love...growing and producing for you!


MARKET HOURS


Tuesday 3 until 6:30

Saturday 9 until 2

At our Richmond Rd. location. We're set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall just outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is very convenient and we pride ourselves on being stroller and wheelchair friendly! Don't forget to bring your four-legged friend...they love the biscuit treats that one of our farmers always brings with her!


Thursday 4 until 6:30


At the Fayette County Health Department parking lot on Newtown Pike.

We hope to see you all at one of our markets.


Remember, we are Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market.

 

When we say “LOCAL” we mean it!


Every farmer is certified Kentucky Proud...

we do take pride in what we sell!

 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Goodness!

It's Monday morning and here I sit trying to think of the best way to let folks know what wonderful items are available this week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. I don't want to just post a list because that seems so boring. It finally came to me...how about I tell you about the wonderful bounty that we had this weekend at our home! The great part is, all of the goodies are still at the market. :)


Our weekend of market freshness started out on Saturday when I returned from a day of selling at the market. We unloaded our bounty and quickly decided that grilled veggies and a burger would be dinner! The ASH Free burgers were wonderful rubbed with some Herb'n Cowboy seasoning and topped with some Amish Colby cheese. The carrots, potatoes and peppers got washed and rubbed with a bit of bacon dripp'ins and a bit more herb seasoning and grilled right along with the burgers. We added some fabulous sliced tomatoes and a skillet full of the very best bi-color fried corn you've ever tasted. Tell me we didn't eat good on Saturday night and 99.9% of it came from the market!!! Fresh, homegrown and for sure delicious!


How the heck do you top that meal on Sunday? I'm not sure we topped it but we darn sure enjoyed it with all of the gusto of the previous evening. The day started out with more potatoes only this time we fried them in a skillet with some green peppers. Add some great farm fresh eggs and scramble it all together and top with a bit of Amish Parmesan cheese. It was heaven! I know we are supposed to be working and not thinking about “what's for dinner” but somehow the thought of more market goodies took over and we rested and pondered what our evening meal would be! Shame on us, but I have to admit that we were both pooped from a long week.


Our Sunday dinner bell rang and we sat down to yet another market bounty meal! I think you would call this meal a “farmers market special!” We had green beans, corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers with dill seasoning and fresh raspberries for dessert. It just doesn't get any better than that!


Yes, my friends, eat'in is good when it's homegrown and fresh from the market! The great thing is you'll be able to find all the freshness that you want at our Tuesday and Thursday markets. Come by and say hi to the farmers at Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market. You can find us at 3450 Richmond Rd. in the tree lined, customer friendly, plenty of free and convenient parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs right next to the Glenn Auto Mall. We'll be there on Tuesday from 3 until 6:30. And, on Thursday you can find us at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike from 4 until 6! Don't forget to mark your calendar for Saturday's market from 9 until 2 at the Richmond Rd. location.


Our farmers thank you for your continued support of our family farms...we grow for you!


Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market and we take great pride in that! We can also guarantee that each farmer is certified Kentucky Proud!


~*~*~ CONGRATULATIONS~*~*~

The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is home to a

KENTUCKY STATE FAIR

GRAND CHAMPION

HONEY PRODUCER!!!



 
 

Weekday Market Doings!

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!




 
 

This week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

 

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...


CORN

TOMATOES

GREENBEANS

PEPPERS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

CUCUMBERS

POTATOES

GREENS

OKRA

ONIONS

GARLIC

BLACKBERRIES

FRESH CUT HERBS


And, goodies that we prepare when we aren't out in the fields like...


HOMEBAKED BREAD and CAKES

JAMS and JELLIES

HERB SEASONING

HOMEMADE SOAP


Plus, you'll find...


GORGEOUS CUT FLOWERS

BEAUTIFUL HANGING BASKETS

HERB PLANTS

POTTED PLANTS


And who could pass up the wonderful...


AMISH CHEESE

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!




 
 

Come Celebrate With Us!

It's National Farmers Market Week!


Can't think of a better way to celebrate the fine folks who grow what we eat than by going to the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! The great news...you can shop on Tuesday from 3 until 6:30 or Saturday from 9 until 2 at our Richmond Rd. location. And, now you can shop with our farmers at our Thursday location at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike from 4 until 6:30!


The really great part about celebrating with our market is the fact that you know whatever you purchase from one of our farmers actually came from their farm! That's what National Farmers' Market Week is all about...farmers and their families and the wonderful things that they bring to the market.


Here's what you'll find at our Tuesday market...


CORN

TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

PEPPERS

POTATOES

ONIONS

HERBS

BLACKBERRIES

JAMS and JELLIES

CUT FLOWERS

PLANTS


AND SO MUCH MORE!!!


You'll find us at Richmond Rd. in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, next to the Glenn Auto Mall. It's only a third of a mile outside of Man 'O War Blvd. We pride ourselves on having the most convenient parking around! We're wheelchair and stroller friendly and your four-legged friends are our friends too!


100% HOMEGROWN or PRODUCED

WE GUARANTEE IT!!!


All of our farmers are individually certified

KENTUCKY PROUD


And, we are proud to grow for you!



 
 

August is almost here and we're loaded with goodies!

 

Saturday is almost here and from what I have seen, the Bluegrass Farmers' Market will be loaded with homegrown goodness once again! And, in case you didn't know, there is a difference between “local” and “homegrown!” The word “local” means that the product was grown or produced in any certain area. “Homegrown” means that the actual farmer grew it! That's what makes the Bluegrass Farmers' Market different from other markets in the area...we're 100% homegrown or produced! We do it all, we don't buy anything to resell even it if is from our local area. When you buy something from one of our farmers you will know that you are supporting the actual farmer and his or her family! We love that aspect of our market and we're so glad that our customers do to!


So, what homegrown or home produced goodness will you find at the market this week? It's a long list so hang on and be prepared to enjoy the ride! lol


Tomatoes, red, green and heirlooms too!

Corn, yellow and bi-colored!

Green Beans, Romas, Tenderettes, Wax, etc.!

Squash, Cousa, Magda, Zucchini, Yellow, Patty Pan, etc.!

Potatoes, red and white and even some new taters!

Onions, Candy, yellow and red or purple...whatever you choose to call them!

Okra!

Cucumbers, both slicing and pickling!

Peppers, hot, mild, green, red and yellow!

Blackberries!

Herbs, fresh cut and dried!

Flowers, fresh cut and growing in baskets and pots!

Homebaked goodies galore including breads, cookies and cakes!

Hand blended herb seasoning!

Honey!

Homemade soaps!

Jams, jellies and butters!

Farm fresh eggs!

ASH free beef!

Amish cheese!


And, so much more!!!


Hope you all noticed the use of the “!!!!”...it's the excitement coming out in me!


Our farmers and producers are here to make your farmers market shopping day one to remember. We know what we grow and produce and we're here to assist you in any way that we can with preparation and storage. In other words, get it first hand from the actual farmer!!! And. By the way...it all comes with a smile! :)


Bluegrass Farmers' Market hours

Tuesday 3-6:30

Thursday 4-6:30

Saturday 9-2


Locations

Tuesday and Saturday at 3450 Richmond Rd. in the tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet, next to the Glenn Auto Mall, just outside of Man 'O War.

Thursday at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


Parking is always free and just steps away from the market! We pride ourselves on being stroller and wheelchair friendly and your four-legged friends are always welcome!


As a side note, all of our members farms are inspected prior to being admitted to the market...we make darn sure they are 100% homegrown or produced before we allow anyone to join and sell to you. We also make sure that each member is 100% certified Kentucky Proud and we're darn sure proud of that!


Hope to see you at the market this week...we'll be smiling and we hope you will be too!










 
 

Saturday Means Homegrown at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

 

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...


Corn

Tomatoes

Green beans

Cucumbers

Potatoes

Onions

Garlic

Peppers

Squash

Greens

Blackberries


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% HOMEGROWN/PRODUCED!

100% CERTIFIED KENTUCKY PROUD!




 
 

The Tuesday Market has Two New Farmers!

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!





 
 

Saturday's offerings at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

 

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!


 
 

Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

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!

 
 

Sunny Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers Market!

The sun will be shining and the farmers will be smiling this Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers Market!

That's because they'll be bringing the freshest and the very best that the area has to offer to our market location at 3450 Richmond Rd. The trucks will be unloaded and the tents will be set up and ready for business at 9am!


Make plans to come and visit with us especially if you are looking for beautiful red, ripe strawberries! Or maybe you're looking for something green like sugar snap peas, snow peas, crisp lettuce, mixed greens, asparagus, rhubarb or broccoli. Perhaps something in a brownish tint like the wonderful new potatoes or farm fresh eggs. Don't forget the beautiful golden yellow color of honey, beeswax candles, lip balm, home baked breads and Amish cheese. It could be that you are looking for something white and you can be sure to find plenty of spring onions too. Who said eating fresh food wasn't colorful!!!


Speaking of color, how about making your outdoors as beautiful as your plate. Our farmers will be bringing plenty of vegetable plants, bedding plants, hanging baskets, herb plants and even some tropical plants like banana trees!


Now that you have the color in your home covered how about some wonderful scents! Can you smell that kettle of homemade bean soup cooking? Or the wonderful scents of the herb seasonings while you're cooking on the grill. Maybe you just want to relax in a tub of warm water with a beautiful bar of scented soap. And, finish the day off with a bite out of a fabulous cookie or jam cake!


You'll be able to find all of this and much more this Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers Market! Don't forget that if you see it at our market, you'll also see the farmer that grew it, baked it, raised it, made it or created it! We are 100% homegrown or produced...guaranteed!!!


You can find us in the tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet just next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. We'll be there from 9 until 2 and sure hope you'll come visit Lexington's only 100% grower/producer market!





 
 
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