Bluegrass Farmers Market

  (Lexington, Kentucky)
Nothing but 100% Homegrown or Produced at our market!
[ Member listing ]

Summer Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

It's here...the official start to summer! The solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere on June 21 at 6:51 A.M. EDT. Which means 249 minutes later the Bluegrass Farmers Market will open its summer season! :) Wish we could say that we will have fresh corn, vine ripened melons and red ripe tomatoes available but unfortunately Mother Nature has not cooperated this year. Being a 100% homegrown/produced farmers market does have its disadvantages to go along with all of the great part of knowing that you are purchasing from the actual farmer who is a part of a market that actually grew that fruit or vegetable!


So, let's all celebrate summer by shopping at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Both of our locations have nothing but homegrown/produced goodness and we guarantee it! Every member farm is inspected to make sure that they are not bringing any “auction” or “produce terminal” items to our market. We do not allow any “resellers!” Okay, occasionally you might might find one of our members selling for another member simply because there has been an emergency, special event in their life or the cost of driving to Lexington just doesn't warrant them being there for lack of product offering...think harsh Kentucky spring cold weather and the lack of asparagus. We still do not want our customers to miss out on their offerings so be on the lookout for their items to be at a different booth...maybe! :) You'll see a sign to let you know that this farmer is selling for another member farmer and we still guarantee that it is homegrown and has met all of our rules and regulations!


Here's a bit of what you'll find at each market this Saturday...


RICHMOND RD.


JP FOODS LLC will be bringing their delicious Traditional and Bourbon Smoked Pepper Pimento Cheese...stop by and have a sample, you'll be hooked!


OVERMAN'S BG FRUIT & VEGETABLES will have their farm fresh lettuces, radishes, snow peas, beets, cabbage and greens!


HERB'N RENEWAL will be loaded own with their hand blended herb seasonings...they have something for just about anything you might want to add flavor to. Their motto “We take the guesswork out of seasoning” fits them! Look for the crowd favorite Zucchini, Apple'n Oat Thingies too! P.S. Stop by and wish Drew a Happy Birthday! :)


KELLY'S KOBE BEEF & HERMAN'S HAPPY HOGS will be offering a special this Saturday! Breakfast sausage is only $4.50/ pound and their " Kobe" beef patties are specially priced at $5.50/ pound. Don't forget their farm fresh eggs and nitrate free bacon!


HUTCHERSON FAMILY FARM PRODUCE will be bringing their homegrown goodness from Franklin County. Look for green beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet onions, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, kohlrabi, sugar snap peas, red potatoes, turnips, beets, peppers and maybe even some grape tomatoes and turning red tomatoes!


GRIMES MILL WINERY will have their award winning local wines and yes, you can try them for a small fee...the law says they have to charge!


MCMAINE'S RIVERHAVEN FARM will be bringing all sorts of homegrown goodness, including green onions, lettuce, Red Russian Kale, Shungiku, Komatsuna, arugula, green tomatoes, a few half runner green beans, Napa cabbage, tender sweet cabbage, summer squash, including zephyr, patty pan, cousa, zucchini and yellow straightneck and even a few cucumbers.


CALUDI'S FIELDS will be bringing the first of the season blueberries, wonderful jams and squash!


R” FAMILY FARM will be joining us for the first time...welcome! They'll be bringing organic zucchini, organic yellow squash, organic pickling cucumbers and organic slicing cucumbers.  And,  hopefully zucchini bread if they have the time to bake it!

 

REECE GARDEN will be bringing homegrown green beans!


AZUR RESTAURANT & PATIO


EMNETT ACRES will be bringing farm fresh goodies including Contender Bush stringless green beans, broccoli, cabbage, basil plants, yellow summer squash, zucchini, new red and white potatoes!


STONE BURR FARM will be back with their wonderful lamb ribs, racks, chops, legs, ground, brats and shoulder roasts!


BREEZE POINT PRODUCE will be bringing the first of the season honey along with their homegrown squash, homemade soaps, jams and jellies, spices , salsas, Angus beef and Seans lean beef!


CLARK FARM will be bringing homegrown goodness including red potatoes, cobblers and golden Yukon, chard, kale, collards, yellow squash, zucchini, patty pan squash, pickle cukes and slicer cucumbers, small red cabbage, small and large green cabbage, green onions, red and green tomatoes and assorted sweet hot peppers!

 

JONES PRODUCE will be bringing white 1/2 runner beans and the seasons first Peaches & Cream corn, squash, Candy onions and cucumbers!


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



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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. :) And, don't forget that it is updated as any new news comes in!!!


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 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Tuesday 3 until 6 OPEN ONLY WHEN OUR FARMERS HAVE STUFF TO SELL! WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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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


 
 

Celebrate Dad at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

This Sunday is the day to celebrate that wonderful man in your life, be he the father of your children, your dad, grandfather or a step-dad. It's Father's Day! Make him king for the day by treating him to some special meals made with honest to gosh 100% homegrown goodness from the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Start the day out with farm fresh eggs and either nitrate free bacon or non-GMO sausage and fried green tomatoes. Lunch can be a great big salad made with crisp garden lettuce mixes and salad dressing that you make with herb seasonings. And, dinner can be extra special...bust out the grill and throw a steak, Kobe burgers or maybe even pork or veal chops on it. Serve it with grilled onions, mushrooms, summer squash, new potatoes and some wonderful kale. Don't forget something sweet for dessert and a glass of local wine. Flowers on the table can make any meal extra special. Let dad know how special he is by serving him nothing but the best from the largest 100% homegrown/produced farmers market in Lexington!


Yes, you'll be able to find all of these wonderful items this Saturday so come visit us at one of our two locations. Here's a sampling of what will be available from our members...


Richmond Rd.


Mcmaine's Riverhaven Farm will be bringing summer squash, lettuce, arugula, red Russian kale, sugar Ann peas, onions, green tomatoes, Shungiku, Napa cabbage, tender sweet cabbage, and possibly a few half runner beans. Don't forget the fruit and peppers jams and jellies!


Overman's BG Fruit & Vegetables will have farm fresh beets, radishes, lettuce, snow peas and beet greens!


JP Foods, LLC will have their wonderful traditional and bourbon smoked pepper pimento cheese spreads! Think about topping that burger with one of them! They'll be leaving early for a very special event...an engagement party for January and Paul, so shop early!


Hutcherson Family Farm Produce will be loaded down with homegrown strawberries, sugar snap peas, red potatoes, Texas sweet onions, yellow summer squash, zucchini, beets, turnips, kale, kohlrabi, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and peppers!


Sheltowee Farm will have their beautiful mushroom selections...not your usual little white mushrooms! Look for Lions Mane, Shiitake and more varieties!


Jane's Garden, Flowers & Herbs can help decorate dad's table with a beautiful cut flower bouquet. She'll also be bringing Black Seeded Simpson lettuce and sugar snap peas...maybe even some spring green onions!


Kelly's Kobe Beef & Herman's Happy Hogs will be running a Father's Day special on their “Kobe" beef patties $5.50/ pound and pork chops $3.75 / pound. You'll find bacon too! Everything is free of growth hormones or antibiotics! Don't forget the farm fresh eggs!


Herb'n Renewal will have their hand blended herb seasonings available to season dad's favorite meat, vegetables, chili or soups! They'll also be bringing their Zucchini, Apple'n Oat Thingies as well as handcrafted shea butter and goat's milk glycerin soaps. Catnip and lavender sachets too!


Grimes Mill Winery will be bringing their award winning wine selection. The perfect treat for dad might be a bottle of local wine!


On Tapp Dairy can help you with your grilling needs. Look for pork cuts that come from non-GMO and raw milk fed hogs. Maybe Italian sausage, chorizo or pork brats are on your menu...they'll have them along with the free range eggs!


Azur Restaurant & Patio


Emnett Acres Farm will be bringing homegrown goodness like green onions, yellow summer squash, zucchini, strawberry jam, beets, kale in two varieties, Siberian and Toscano, new red norland and yukon gold potatoes too! If dad is a gardener, maybe a container basil plant would make a great gift!


Breeze Point Produce will be making their first market appearance this Saturday...welcome! Look for them to be bringing freezer beef, real Angus beef, as well as lean beef, spices and dry rubs, salsas, jams and jellies and homemade lye soap! Think grilling for dad!


Sheltowee Farm will have their beautiful mushroom selections...not your usual little white mushrooms! Look for Lions Mane, Shiitake and more varieties!


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



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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. :) And, don't forget that it is updated as any new news comes in!!!


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 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Tuesday 3 until 6 OPEN ONLY WHEN OUR FARMERS HAVE STUFF TO SELL! WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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

 
 

Sunny Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Wow, it looks like the warm weather has sure helped our farmers crops! No, there is no corn...yet! Remember that we are a 100% homegrown farmers market and our local corn just isn't ready. But, there are so many other options available! Try something new...you might just discover a new family favorite. And, please do not be afraid to ask the farmer how to use something new to you.. They grew it, they know how to prepare it!


I will give everyone a bit of advise...if you are looking for a particular fruit or vegetable, shop early! Our farmers bring only what they have harvested from their gardens, hoop houses and fields so you won't find loaded crates from the produce auction houses as back up. Once an item is gone for the day...it is gonna be another week before you can purchase homegrown goodness! Speaking of which, remember that seasonal items like strawberries freeze beautifully with very little effort. In other words..get them while you can because it'll be a long winter! Lol Can't believe that I even mentioned cold weather other than I know how much we enjoyed our market bounty all winter long and I sure was glad that I took the time to freeze and can the spring goodies.


So, what will be available this week at our two market locations? Here's a list and who knows what else might show up in the back of a farmers truck...



~*~* Richmond Rd. ~*~*


strawberries

lettuce

arugula

beets

spring onions

kale

cabbage

cauliflower

asparagus

zucchini

yellow squash

broccoli

sugar snap peas

cucumbers

tomatoes

potatoes

basil

spinach

radishes

napa cabbage

bean soup mixes

herb seasoning

pimento cheese spreads

baked goods

gluten free baked goods

pies

pie filling

cut flowers

beef

pork

veal

bacon

eggs

jams, fruit & pepper!

catnip

lavender sachet

wine

soap




~*~* Azur Restaurant & Patio ~*~*


lettuce

asparagus

poke sallet

yellow squash

zucchini

broccoli

cabbage

grape leaves

kale

chard

collard greens

spring onions

peppers, hot & sweet

green tomatoes

new potatoes

turnips

lamb

beef

pork

veal

eggs

tomato & basil sets

canna lily roots

soap


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



~*~*~*~*~*~


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. :) And, don't forget that it is updated as any new news comes in!!!


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 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Tuesday 3 until 6 OPEN ONLY WHEN OUR FARMERS HAVE STUFF TO SELL! WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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


 
 

Super Sunny Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

It looks like tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day and I can't think of a better way to start it than a trip to the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


The homegrown goodness is finally starting to arrive at the market...guess that means that spring has really sprung and summer isn't far behind! We'll have tomatoes and corn before you know it! :) But right now is the time to enjoy the strawberries, lettuces, greens, sugar snap peas and asparagus while they are still in season and all homegrown by our farmers!


Here's a bit of what you'll find at each market location...


Richmond Rd.


strawberries

lettuce

kale

asparagus

broccoli

kohlrabi

radishes

arugula

turnips

beets

potatoes

okra

spring onions

sugar snap peas

yellow squash

butternut squash

mushrooms

baked goods

herb seasoning

jam

pimento cheese

wine

flowers

tomato plants

beef

pork

eggs

soap



Azur Restaurant & Patio


lettuce

asparagus

poke sallet

yellow squash

broccoli crowns

grape leaves

kale

turnip greens

chard

collard greens

spinach

spring onions

turnips

zucchini

mushrooms

beef

pork

lamb

eggs

tomato & basil sets

canna lily roots

dried gourds

soap



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



~*~*~*~*~*~


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. :) And, don't forget that it is updated as any new news comes in!!!


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 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Tuesday 3 until 6 OPEN ONLY WHEN OUR FARMERS HAVE STUFF TO SELL! WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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


 
 

Give Thanks Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Monday is a day of remembrance but not one where we grieve...but a day to celebrate the lives of those brave men and women who gave theirs so that we can enjoy our freedom! I can't think of a better way to honor them then to be with family and friends. Show your spirit and have a red, white and blue day and wave your flags proudly! Bust out the grills and feed the whole bunch grilled veggies, burgers, chops, hot dogs, etc. and don't forget the farm fresh strawberries and a nice bottle of wine for dessert!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market will be celebrating Memorial Day in a big way! At least in a red way...strawberries are in! Ya just can't celebrate Memorial Day without strawberries! Lol


Here's a bit of what you'll find at each market this Saturday...


RICHMOND RD.


On Tapp Dairy will be bringing plenty of meats to grill...think Chorizo, Italian brats, pork brats, pork chops or maybe a steak! All of their hogs are fed NON-GMO feed and raw milk from grass fed cows! Don't forget the farm fresh eggs!


Grimes Mill Winery will have their award winning Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Bianca wines plus many more...and you can even sample them! :) They are very proud of their silver and gold medals at the Indianapolis International Wine Competition and we don't blame them!


Jane's Garden, Flowers & Herbs will have Black Seeded Simpson lettuce, organically grown Beefsteak tomato plants and her always beautiful cut flower bouquets to brighten up your picnic table!


McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will have their wonderful pepper jams, bean soup mix and loads of great baked goods...think chocolate zucchini cake for dessert! If you are looking for something new to add to your Memorial Day meal, how about some Asian greens! Don't forget the Sugar Ann peas...crunchy and delicious! Arugula and lettuce would be the perfect side dish to that grilled steak!


My Ole Kentucky Soap will be bringing their wonderful soaps made with locally brewed beer!


JP Foods will have their fantastic pimento cheese blends...try the Bourbon Smoked Pimento Cheese Spread! It's great on a grilled burger!


Tomatoes, Etc. will be bringing their heirloom tomato plants and even some herb plants like chives and parsley!


Herb'n Renewal will be celebrating in a big way...these folks love holidays! They'll be bringing their hand blended herb seasonings...something for everything that you grill be it beef, pork, chicken, ribs or veggies! And, the celebration continues with free sun visors for the kids! Yup, they will be giving away a limited supply of brightly colored visors to the little shoppers at the market...heck, you might even get your name on one! Don't forget the delicious Zucchini, Apple'n Oat Thingies!


Caludi's Fields will be making their first appearance at the 2104 market this Saturday! Look for their wonderful strawberries but not until around 10AM because they harvest early that morning! Something tells me that you'll find fruit jams too!


Sweetgrass Granola will also be making their first appearance at our Richmond Rd. market! Look for all natural, homemade granola in a variety of flavors!


Kelly's Kobe Beef & Herman's Happy Hogs will continue their Memorial Day sale by offering their 100% Kobe beef patties for $5.50 a pound! They'll also be bringing all sorts of pork cuts including nitrate free bacon! And, farm fresh eggs too!


Overman's BG Fruit & Vegetables will be loaded down with a variety of lettuce including Bibb, Salad Bowl, Black Seeded Simpson and even some arugula!


Sheltowee Farm will also be making their first appearance at the Richmond Rd. market this Saturday...look for fantastic mushrooms!


Hutcherson Family Farm Produce is another newbie to our market! Look for strawberries, kale, broccoli, lettuce, onions, radishes, turnips, butternut squash and even some kohlrabi! If you are unfamiliar with kohlrabi, they were nice enough to share a link to give you some information and recipes. :) http:www.uvm.edu/extension/food/pdfs/local-food/kohlrabi.pdf They will also be bringing plants and if you have any special requests or want to place a bulk order, give them a call at (502) 682-9431!


AZUR


On Tapp Dairy will be bringing plenty of meats to grill...think Chorizo, Italian brats, pork brats, pork chops or maybe a steak! All of their hogs are fed NON-GMO feed and raw milk from grass fed cows! Don't forget the farm fresh eggs!


My Ole Kentucky Soap will be bringing their wonderful soaps made with locally brewed beer!


Sheltowee Farm will be back with their wonderful mushrooms!


Emnett Acres will have tomato and basil sets, canna lily roots as well as
leaf lettuce, kale, turnip greens and green onions!


Clark Farm will be bringing farm fresh asparagus, chard, kale, collards, broccoli, Bibb lettuce, spring lettuce, spinach, poke sallet, yellow squash, zucchini and even some dried gourd projects!


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



~*~*~*~*~*~


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



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


~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Tuesday 3 until 6 OPEN ONLY WHEN OUR FARMERS HAVE STUFF TO SELL! WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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


 
 

Super Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market

Our farmers have dried out from last Saturday and hopefully, so have our loyal customers. But, you have to admit that we did have fun with our ducks in “Lake Bluegrass!” It is so funny to watch the children be kids and splash in the puddle...oops, excuse me “Lake Bluegrass!” lol Hopefully Mother Nature will be a little kinder to our farmers and customers this Saturday.


The good news is we are starting to hear from more of our farmers and it looks like the next two weeks might just be the turning point in their harvesting. The cold and wet winter and spring sure held growth back...but there is hope!


More good news...our second market location at Azur Restaurant & Patio is now open each Saturday too!


Now on to what will be available at each market this Saturday...


RICHMOND RD.


Jane's Garden, Flowers & Herbs will have cut flowers, including daisies, lettuce and Beefsteak tomato plants...some organic!


On Tapp Dairy will have just about any meat cut that you could possibly want including Italian sausage, Chorizo, brats, country sausage, picnic hams. Boston butt, Osso Buco and even veal hot dogs! Don't forget the farm fresh eggs!


My Ole Kentucky Soap will be bringing their local crafted beer soaps!


McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will have a good selection of various Asian greens, lettuce, Sugar Anne peas, asparagus, Concord grape jams and pepper jams...don't forget the delicious zucchini baked goods!


Grimes Mill Winery will be bringing their locally produced wines and you can even sample them!


Herb'n Renewal will be loaded own with their hand blended herb seasoning, catnip, lavender sachets, home crafted soaps and don't forget the Zucchini, Apple'n Oat Thingies! Remember if you had California Chrome in our Derby drawing...you have a prize waiting for you!


Overman's BG Fruit & Vegetables will have a variety of lettuce including Bibb, Black Seeded Simpson and Salad Bowl! Arugula too!


Kelly's Kobe Beef & Herman's Happy Hogs will be having a “till Memorial Day” sale starting this Saturday! Their 100% Kobe beef patties will be on sale for $5.50 a pound! You'll also be able to find nitrate free bacon and various pork cuts! Farm fresh eggs too!


Tomatoes, Etc will be bringing their wonderful heirloom tomato and pepper plants...maybe even some herb plants too!



AZUR


Emnett Acres will have green onions, leaf lettuce, kale, radishes and even
some tomato and basil plants!


Clark Farm will be bringing asparagus, chard, kale, collards, bibb lettuce, spring lettuce, spinach, poke sallet, yellow squash, zucchini and some dried project gourds!


Sweetgrass Granola will be bringing their wonderful, all natural granola blends!


Stone Burr Farm will be loaded own with their various lamb cuts!


On Tapp Dairy will have just about any ASH free meat cut that you could possibly want including Italian sausage, Chorizo, brats, country sausage, picnic hams. Boston butt, Osso Buco and even veal hot dogs! Don't forget the farm fresh eggs!


My Ole Kentucky Soap will be bringing their local beer soaps!


McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will have a good selection of various Asian greens, lettuce, Sugar Ann peas, asparagus, onions, arugula, Concord grape jams and pepper jams...don't forget the delicious zucchini baked goods!


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



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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 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

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


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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




 
 

The Bluegrass Farmers' Market Second Location!

Another great weekend to celebrate twice!


Sunday is the day to give thanks to that wonderful woman who brought each and every one of us into this world...it's Mother's Day! Maybe you can surprise her by preparing a delicious Kobe or certified organic steak, a roasted free range chicken, a thick juicy pork chop or some wonderful lamb. Pair any of these items with a farm fresh side salad or some sauteed Asian greens. Don't forget the hand blended herb seasoning to enhance all of your dishes. You'll be able to find home baked goodies so that your dessert will be covered too. And, the table needs a centerpiece of fresh picked flowers. Mom deserves to be pampered with nothing but the best and our farmers and producers can guarantee all items are grown, raised, baked or made on their local farms!


Now for the second celebration...our newest market location at Azur Restaurant & Patio in Beaumont Centre opens on Saturday! We are pleased to partner with such a well known local chef who appreciates local foods, Jeremy Ashby! We're looking forward to a great working relationship with Chef Ashby and his staff.


Here's a bit of what you'll be able to find at each of our market locations on Saturday...and, you'll notice that a few farmers will be at both markets!


Richmond Road


Overman's BG Fruit & Vegetables will be bringing a variety of different lettuce including Black Seeded Simpson, Salad Bowl and Bibb...along with arugula!


McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will have lettuce blends, arugula and Asian greens including Mizuna, Komatsuma and Shungi Ku. Look for wonderful home baked goods, Concord and Niagara Grape jams, pepper jams and even some dried bean soup mix! A limited supply of Sugar Ann peas and asparagus will also be available!


Stone Burr Farm will be bringing their delicious lamb...all cuts!


Tomatoes, Etc, Roger Postley, will be bringing his heirloom tomato and pepper plants! He'll even have some eggplant transplants! Chive plants, a must have for any garden...think baked potatoes! If you are looking for an unusual plant...try the Egyptian Walking Onion sets that he'll be bringing too! He'll also be bringing his “gift for kids” tomorrow...wonderful Red Robin cherry tomato plants and the great part is, they come with instructions for parents!


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! And, make sure you stop by and get a treat for your four-legged friend. Remember that their dried herb seasoning does not do well in wet weather so if it is raining you might not see them. But if you were one of the lucky Derby winners, hang on to your ticket, it's good at any market day!


Kelly's Kobe Beef, a new farmer this year, will be bringing their farm fresh free range eggs, hormone and antibiotic free Kobe beef, all sorts of pork cuts and even no nitrate bacon!


On Tapp Dairy will have plenty of pork, Certified Organic beef, chicken, veal cuts and even hot dogs...all raised on non-GMO feed and antibiotic and hormone free! And, farm fresh free range eggs too!


Jane's Garden, Flowers & Herbs will be loaded down with fresh cut flowers...think mom! She'll also be bringing a very limited supply of lettuce and basil. She'll only be at the market until noon, so shop early!


Azur Restaurant & Patio


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


On Tapp Dairy will have plenty of pork, Certified Organic beef, chicken, veal cuts and even hot dogs...all raised on non-GMO feed and antibiotic and hormone free! And, farm fresh free range eggs too!


McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will have lettuce blends, arugula and Asian greens including Mizuna, Komatsuma and Shungi Ku. Look for wonderful home baked goods, Concord and Niagara Grape jams, pepper jams and even some dried bean soup mix! A limited supply of Sugar Ann peas and asparagus will also be available!


Stone Burr Farm will be bringing their delicious lamb...all cuts!


Sweetgrass Granola, another new market member this year, will have four flavors of granola: Kentucky Harvest, Cherry Home Companion, Cinnamon Kane, and Germantown Chocolate.



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



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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 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

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


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open May 10, 2014 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 OPENING MAY 10th

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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!

While the Tuesday market will not be in full swing for a few more weeks, this Tuesday you will be able to get those heirloom tomato and pepper plants from Tomatoes, etc.! Yup, Roger Postley will be set up from 3 until 6 at our Richmond rd. location! Tami, at My Ole Kentucky Soap will also be there with her beer soaps! And, rumor has it that Clark Farm might be there with asparagus!


Stayed tuned for the official opening but in the meantime you can purchase some honest to gosh, 100% homegrown or produced items before we kick off our Tuesday market! :)


A little bit of other great news...our second market location opens this Saturday at AZUR Restaurant & Patio!


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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 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

Tuesday 3 until 6 OPEN THIS TUESDAY..STAY TUNED FOR THE OFFICIAL OPENING DAY


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open May 10, 2014 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 OPENING MAY 10th

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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


 
 

Derby Day at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Saturday is the big day in Kentucky...it's the running of the 140th Kentucky Derby! It sounds like Mother Nature might let the sun shine on those attending the Derby and that means a nice day at the market too! I'm sure you'll see at least one Derby bonnet and smiles galore in anticipation of the possibility of your horse winning.


Some more winning news...next Saturday, May 10th, is the opening of our satellite market location at AZUR Restaurant & Patio! We're excited about our partnership with Chef Jeremy Ashby and hope that folks in the Beaumont Centre area mark their calendars and visit the farmers at our newest location...next week. Remember, our original location in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, will continue business as usual!


Now on to what you'll find this Saturday at the Richmond Rd. market...


Stone Burr Farm will be bringing their delicious lamb!!


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


Roger Postley of Tomatoes, Etc will be bringing his heirloom tomato and pepper plants! He'll even have some eggplant transplants! Look for herb plants like...Purple Ruffle Basil, Chives and Flat Leaf Italian Parsley! If you are looking for an unusual plant...try the Egyptian Walking Onion sets that he'll be bringing too! And, he'll still be taking reservation for more of his wonderful heirloom tomatoes! He'll also be bringing his “gift for kids” tomorrow...wonderful Red Robin cherry tomato plants and the great part is, they come with instructions for parents!


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! And, make sure you stop by and get a treat for your four-legged friend. Karin and Drew are celebrating their 20th anniversary on Saturday and they couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to share with their customers! Make sure you stop by their booth for a chance to win great Herb'n Renewal products! Hint...it involves the Kentucky Derby!


Cripple Creek Farm, new to our market this year, will be bringing jams, jellies, homemade strawberry and cherry pie fillings, gluten and grain free breads, garlic and herb breadsticks, Amish white, sourdough, banana nut and zucchini breads too! Look for asparagus and maybe even some lettuce too!


McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will be bringing hot pepper, spiced tomato, hot spiced tomato jams, Concord grape and Niagara grape jelly. Dried tomatoes and okra. The wonderful dried bean soup mix is back! And for that sweet tooth, look for Linda's amazing baked goods! Look for more Komatsuna, Mizuna, Red Russian kale. We'll also have a limited supply of green onions, asparagus, Sugar Ann peas and arugula!


Kelly's Kobe Beef, another new farmer this year, will be bringing their farm fresh eggs, hormone and antibiotic free Kobe beef, all sorts of pork cuts and even no nitrate bacon!


On Tapp Dairy will have plenty of pork, beef, chicken and veal cuts! And, farm fresh free range eggs too!


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



~*~*~*~*~*~


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



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


~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.

Open April 12, 2014 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

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


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open May 10, 2014 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 OPENING MAY 10th

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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


 
 

Exciting Times At The Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Happy sunny Sunday to all! :)


Folks, we have some great times in the Bluegrass coming up! First off, the biggie of the year...the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 3rd. I don't care what you say, if you live in the Commonwealth, it is a special day. Kinda like making it to the Final Four with hooves instead of a basketball! The eyes of the world are on Kentucky for at least one special day every year and we shine! :)


Once we get past that Derby fever, it's gonna be time to celebrate something else...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market will be opening their second location on May 10th! Yup, not only will you be able to shop at our original location at 3450 Richmond Rd in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs...you'll now be able to visit us at AZUR Restaurant & Patio at 3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre!


We're excited about our partnership with AZUR and hope you all make our farmers feel welcome once we start selling our market goodness! . So mark your calendars...May 10th is the day! Until then, you can find those same wonderful 100% homegrown/produced goodies at our Richmond Rd. location.


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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



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


~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.

Open April 12, 2014 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

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


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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!


3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre

Open May 10, 2014 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 OPENING MAY 10th

Thursday 3 until 6 OPENING SOON...WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED!


Our farmers will be set up in the parking lot and possibly the patio of AZUR Restaurant & Patio. Beaumont Centre is just outside new Circle Rd. off of Harrodsburg Rd.



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


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


 
 

Super Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

It looks like Mother Nature will be shining down on us this Saturday! :) Perfect weather for a trip to the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


Our farmers have been struggling with the cold temperatures, so many of the usual spring offerings are going to be a bit late this year. That's the price you pay to have a 100% homegrown/produced market. Take my word for it...they want to be at the market as much as our customers want to see them. Each week we are seeing more and this Saturday you'll even find a new to the market veggie. The folks at McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will be bringing some Komatsuna, a form of Japanese mustard greens. Curiosity got the best of me and I did some research for recipes...it sounds wonderful and very versatile so check it out. This would be a perfect time to try something new and exciting while you wait for the “normal” spring greens to arrive...who knows, you might find a new favorite!


Here's just a bit of what you'll find on Saturday and please remember that we are growing each week as Mother Nature allows!


Stone Burr Farm will be bringing their delicious lamb!!


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 like Chives, Cutting Celery (a must have for any herb garden) and Parsley. If you are looking for an unusual plant...try the Egyptian Walking Onion sets that he'll be bringing too! Roger will also be taking orders for his heirloom pepper and tomato plants!


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! And, make sure you stop by and get a treat for your four-legged friend.


Cripple Creek Farm, new to our market this year, will be bringing jams, jellies, homemade strawberry and cherry pie fillings, gluten and grain free breads, garlic and herb breadsticks, Amish white, sourdough, banana nut and zucchini breads too! They sold out of their spring asparagus quickly last week but they have promised to bring more! And maybe even some lettuce!


McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will be bringing hot pepper, spiced tomato, hot spiced tomato jams, Concord grape and Niagara grape jelly. Dried tomatoes and okra. The wonderful dried bean soup mix is back! And for that sweet tooth, look for chocolate zucchini cake, zucchini bread, pumpkin pecan cookies! As mentioned, the Komatsuna, Mizuna, Red Russian kale. We'll also have a limited supply of green onions and arugula!


Kelly's Kobe Beef, another new farmer this year, will be bringing their farm fresh eggs, Kobe beef and all sorts of pork cuts!


On Tapp Dairy will have plenty of pork, beef, chicken and veal cuts! And, farm fresh eggs too!


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


Make sure you stop by and welcome our new members...they'd love to meet you. :)


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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



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


~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.

Open April 12, 2014 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON!

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


We'll be set up in the parking lot of our sponsors, Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. 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!


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


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.



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


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


 
 

Sunny Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

It's that time of the year...spring! We celebrate the opening of the Bluegrass Farmers' Market season. :) It's also perfect timing for those that celebrate Easter and Passover...think local for your holiday meals! We'll have farm fresh eggs, the traditional lamb, chicken and plenty of baked goods, including gluten free...we might even have some lettuce this week! It's a very exciting time at our 100% homegrown/produced market...let's all celebrate!


Here's just a bit of what you'll find on Saturday and please remember that we are growing each week as Mother Nature allows!


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! Make sure you stop by and enjoy a sweet treat from our Easter basket! Treats (not sweet) for your four-legged pal too!


Cripple Creek Farm, new to our market this year, will be bringing jams, jellies, homemade strawberry and cherry pie fillings, gluten and grain free breads, garlic and herb breadsticks, Amish white, sourdough, banana nut and zucchini breads too! And, weather permitting look for young spring asparagus and lettuce!


McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will be bringing hot pepper, spiced tomato, hot spiced tomato jams, Concord grape and Niagara grape jelly. Dried tomatoes and okra. And for that sweet tooth, look for chocolate zucchini cake, zucchini bread, pumpkin pecan cookies! We'll also have a limited supply of radishes and arugula!


Kelly's Kobe Beef, another new farmer this year, will be bringing their farm fresh eggs, Kobe beef and all sorts of pork cuts!


On Tapp Dairy will have plenty of pork, beef, chicken and veal cuts! And, farm fresh eggs too!


I would love to have been able to report that Caludi's Fields would be bringing their delicious asparagus tomorrow but it appears that someone else wanted it. Judy called last night to tell me that someone stole it from their field! :(



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!


**********


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



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


~*~ 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. 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!


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


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.



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


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


 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market 2014 Season Opener!

Well folks...today is the last Saturday that our farmers get to sleep in until November! Not that many of them do that anyway...it's just the thought. lol


The opening of the 2014 Bluegrass Farmers' Market season is next Saturday, April 12th! Let's hope that the day is as pretty as today. It's been a rough winter for many of our farmers and some crops might be a little later than usual arriving at the market but I'm sure there will still be plenty of goodies available. We'll try to keep everyone updated on what you might find at the market. I do know one thing...we have some new members this year and as always, they are guaranteed to be bringing only 100% Kentucky Proud homegrown goodness! Our members are proud to say that everything available to their customers was grown, raised, baked or made by them...we are Lexington's largest 100% homegrown/produced farmers market! :)


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


We have a big favor to ask each and everyone 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!


http://www.bluegrassfarmersmarket.org


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Today's big news...


****** GO CATS! ******



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~*~ 2014 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.

Open April 12, 2014 through October 25, 2014


Saturday 9 until 2 OPENING APRIL 12TH

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!



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



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


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

 
 

The Bluegrass Farmers' Market Opens in 24 days!

And, the countdown is really starting to get exciting! We'll be open and ready to go in only 24 days! That's right, April 12th is only 24 days away. Okay, I wish you could see my smile..more like a grin from ear to ear. :D It's been a very looooooooooong winter for most of us so the opening of the Bluegrass Farmers' Market will be quite a welcome change.


I have always been told that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, even though I am a proud Swede! lol And yes, we do the traditional corned beef, taters, cabbage and carrots. Of course, that means leftovers in the fridge. A Reuben sandwich is wonderful but what about those leftover veggies! Here's a favorite recipe that my mom shared with me many years ago...it's still a favorite!


Colcannon Mom's Way


This is a great way to clean out the fridge the day after “the wear'in of the green!” It is very forgiving so no need to follow any instructions, just mush it all together. :)


Leftover mashed potatoes

Leftover carrots, chopped small

Leftover cabbage, chopped small

1 small onion, chopped small

1/4 cup butter, softened

Enough milk to just hold it all together

Season to taste with salt and pepper


Heat in a pot or skillet, stirring frequently, until warmed. You can also put this into a shallow casserole dish, shred some Cheddar cheese on top and bake in a 325 oven until bubbly.


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3450 Richmond Rd.

Open April 12th through October 25th


Saturday 9 until 2 OPENING APRIL 12TH

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!



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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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Bluegrass Farmers' Market shares a turnip recipe!

Winter has always meant soups, stews and chili. But, Mother Nature has seen fit to continue to keep us blanketed in snow and I am getting tired of one bowl meals. I never thought I would say that. Lol


I happened to mention my need for a change to an online friend and she asked if I had any root vegetables stored away. The larder is getting a wee bit low but I still have some onions, beets and turnips. She was sweet enough to share one of her favorite recipes with me and she didn't even know that I am a turnip lover from way back! My dad was one of those guys who would eat anything that you put in front of him...even if he didn't know what it was. Mom was a super cook and her turnips were mashed and loaded with butter. We'd always laugh because dad would ask what kind of potato she used! Poor dad, just eat and be happy. :) So, this recipe will surely bring back some wonderful memories for me...I can't wait to try it. I'm thinking a spinach salad on the side. My hubby is thinking pork chops. Whatever, this recipe sounds wonderful and I thank my friend for sharing it.


Turnip Souffle


1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 tablespoon butter, melted

3 cups cooked and mashed turnips

2 eggs, separated

1/4 milk

3 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

pepper to taste

1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs


In a small skillet, cook onion in 1 teaspoon of the melted butter until tender, about 4 minutes.

Beat egg whites until stiff; set aside. Beat egg yolks with the milk; stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Stir egg yolk mixture into the mashed turnips. Fold in beaten egg whites.. Turn mixture into a lightly greased 6 cup baking dish.


Combine bread crumbs and remaining melted butter. Sprinkle over the turnip mixture and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until puffy and golden!



By the way...only 58 days and a wake up

until the 2014 Bluegrass Farmers' Market opens on April 12th!

 
 
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