Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

I hate this time of the year only because it means we are only 2 weeks away from the close of the 2012 market season. I love the fall beauty and the “not so average” veggies that are available. I say not so average because most folks do not go into a grocery store and see crisp green kale, mustard and turnip greens. If they have them, they are from a farm in who knows where and they come already packaged in a plastic bag! Crisp, fresh and bright green is soooooo much better purchased right from the farmer at our market. If you are new to “greens” cooking, just ask the farmer how his family prepares and enjoys them.


Another veggie that will be hard to find at a grocery store would be winter squash. Okay, I did see some at our “go to” grocery this week but the vegetable manager had no idea where those “things” came from and what to do with them. One was a spaghetti squash and the other one was a hubbard squash! I hope you get the gist of this. If you want to try something new, something other than the usual, something actually homegrown and not trucked in to the grocery store...than you need to shop at a farmers market! The best choice would be Lexington's only guaranteed 100% homegrown/produced farmers market...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


The farmer members are knowledgeable about what they sell, they grew it! Do not be afraid to ask about something that is new to you. I can almost guarantee if they grow it they eat it. Although we do have a farmer who hates tomatoes and yet he grows some real beauties! Lol Another member sells a hand blended curry mix and they actually had to have customers taste test it because they do not like curry in any size, shape or form. It just confirms how much work goes into everything available at one of Lexington's little gems...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Even though it is near the end of the season, it's still worth the hop, skip and a jump out Richmond Rd. to visit us...we might be small but we are great!


So, what will you be able to find at Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market this week...


TOMATOES

PEPPERS...Hot and Sweet!

EGGPLANT

WINTER SQUASH...Butternut, Kabocha, Seminole, Hubbard, etc.

SPAGHETTI SQUASH

GREENS...Kale, Mustard, Turnip, Swiss Chard, etc.

CABBAGE

PUMPKINS

SWEET POTATOES

CILANTRO

BASIL

EGGS

CHEESE SPREADS

HERB SEASONING

JAMS and JELLIES

BAKED GOODS

LAMB

HONEY

SOUP BEAN MIX

HOMEMADE SOAP


ETC., ETC. ETC.!


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Do not forget, FMNP are good until October 31st! The SFMNP vouchers need to be used by October 25th! Both programs are a great way for families and seniors to get the benefits of fresh, homegrown goodness at farmers markets. In case you did not realize this, each year the allotments are based on the previous years usage. So if you have a voucher, please use it in the next few weeks so that we can continue to make sure that everyone gets to enjoy our bounty.


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~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6 or sold out


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


730 Millpond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!

Thursday 3 until 6 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


You can find us in the parking lot of the Willow Oak swimming pool off of Boston Rd. Free and convenient parking at all times!


We'd like to thank all of our customers for a great

2012 Willow Oak market season...

We hope to see you in April!



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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


GAP Certified


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We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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First Fall Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Well, today is the last day of summer. Tomorrow starts the autumnal equinox...fall! Did you know that on the first day of the autumnal equinox the day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going southward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west. So, does anyone know when the days and nights in Kentucky are equal? I get so confused with all of this technical stuff. Lol I just know that the fall veggies are coming on strong so it must have something to do with the length of the days!

As long as I am filling you all in on some facts, how about a few more...


What gives leaves their red color? Glucose trapped in the leaves. Brown comes from the waste trapped there. The red and purple color come from anthocyanin pigments formed in the dying leaves. Its the same pigment which is common in purple grapes, red apples and violets.


Pumpkins are 90% water!


Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites!


Apples are a member of the rose family!


Fresh apples float because 25% of their volume is air!


Egg Yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain

vitamin D!

 

Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family!


Celery has negative calories...it takes more calories to eat celery than it originally

had to begin with!


Broccoli good news...we're eating 900% more than we did 20 years ago!


Don't you feel a wee bit smarter after reading these interesting facts? I know I did when I saw them!


Now for the best news...what's going to be available at the market this Saturday!


RICHMOND RD. MARKET


TOMATOES

heirlooms too!

GREEN BEANS

greasy

1/2 runner

blue lake

dade

northeastern

SQUASH

yellow

zucchini

patty pan

cushaw

butternut

hubbard

CUCUMBERS

pickling & slicers

OKRA

POTATOES

SWEET POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

EGGPLANT

GARLIC

MUSHROOMS

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PUMPKINS

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS

MUMS

HERB PLANTS

BAKED GOODS

HOMEMADE SOAP


Hope everyone had a great time decorating their pumpkins last week!



MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER


Limited participation on Saturday and the Thursday market is closed for the season.




~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~


Richmond Rd. Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out

Tuesday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Mill Pond Shopping Center Market


Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out...very limited participation

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out...CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


We'll be set up in the shopping center with plenty of free parking. Look for us near the corner of Boston Rd. and Man 'O War Blvd.



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And, you voted us #1 in Kentucky!


~*~*~*DON'T FORGET~*~*~*

WE ARE OPEN

THROUGH OCTOBER 29TH!


 
 
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