Bluegrass Farmers Market

  (Lexington, Kentucky)
Nothing but 100% Homegrown or Produced at our market!
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Bluegrass Farmers' Market Last Day of 2012 Season!

This is it...Saturday will be the last market day of the 2012 season. It's always a bittersweet day. The fields are showing the signs of the season and growth has slowed down. The farmers are tired and looking forward to a wee bit of a break...like that ever happens! Lol They will be spending the next few months ordering seed, getting the fields ready for spring planting and even planting fall crops like garlic. But the saddest part is not seeing the smiling faces that we all have become accustomed to on Saturday morning...our customers. :) We'll miss you, but we'll be back in April!


2012 was a great year for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! We welcomed new farmers who brought a variety of new items to the market. We now have beer cheese, lamb, goat, rabbit, homemade pet treats, grape jelly and even more baked goodies! We opened the Willow Oak satellite location and the area customers loved it! We showed our appreciation to our customers by making sure that they had market tote bags to shop with...they were a big hit! Although we were not voted number one in Kentucky for the third year in a row, we did win our class! Thank you all for your votes! It's a very nice feeling to know that our customers went out of their way to show how much they appreciate our farmers. Heck, it makes our hard work worthwhile and it really makes us wish that it was April already! It'll be here soon...we promise!


Okay, enough about our wonderful season....we have our last Saturday market to talk about! The farmers will still have all sorts of goodies available. Maybe it's time to stock up on a few things!


Here's a bit of what you'll find on Saturday...


POTATOES

TOMATOES

KALE

SWISS CHARD

MUSTARD GREENS

LETTUCE

ARUGULA

FRESH GARLIC

BASIL

SWEET POTATOES

PUMPKINS

PEPPERS

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

SEMINOLE SQUASH

TURNIPS

RADISHES

CABBAGE

KABOCHA SQUASH

PARSLEY

BEAN SOUP MIX

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & JELLIES

HONEY

LAMB

HARDY MUMS

HOMEMADE SOAP

POPCORN...STILL ON THE COB!

RASPBERRIES

HOME BAKED TREATS

ETC., ETC., ETC!


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Do not forget, FMNP vouchers are good until October 31st! This program is a great way for families 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 so that we can continue to make sure that everyone gets to enjoy our bounty. We hope the seniors took advantage of the SFMNP...the vouchers expired on October 25th.


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~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2 LAST DAY FOR THE 2012 SEASON

Tuesday 3 until 6 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


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!


Come visit us Saturday...

it's our last market day of the 2012 season!


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


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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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.!


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


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.


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


~*~ 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!



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



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market


is Lexington's largest


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each farmer is certified...


KENTUCKY PROUD!


And


GAP Certified


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

We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

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









 
 

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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