Geez, it seems like Mother Nature will not give our farmers a break. First we had temperatures above normal...fruit trees started to bud and then frost. Fields were seeded and then rain washes them away. So, our farmers reseed and then comes the very cool temperatures...with more rain! What's a farmer to do? They plant and seed the fields again and hope for the best. Farmers are resilient folks and they do what they have to in order to supply customers with the freshest possible. Sometimes it just takes awhile and your understanding that a 100% homegrown/produced market has to deal with the weather is much appreciated.
That doesn't mean that our Saturday market isn't buzzing! Here's a bit of what you'll find this week...remember Sunday is Mothers Day!
The folks a McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will be bringing their wonderful fruit and pepper jams, delicious chocolate zucchini cakes and cookies. Their hoop house grown baby kale, spring lettuce mix, mesclun, arugula and asparagus screams spring! If you are a pepper person...try their dried peppers and tomatoes too!
Caludi's Fields will be bringing their crisp asparagus and fabulous fruit jams!
Stone Burr Farm will be making their first appearance at the 2013 market this Saturday. Look for various spring lamb cuts and local honey!
The herb folks at Herb'n Renewal will be back with their hand blended herb seasonings and homemade soaps. Don't forget those sweet kitty cats and their love of catnip! You'll even be able to find some gift baskets for that special lady in your life!
We're hoping that Hughes Farm will be grilling again this week! We've been told that they will be bringing their goat and lamb selection along with farm fresh eggs!
Need a cheese fix? Larry Mac's Cheese Spreads will be handing out samples of their great beer cheese and other spreads...take home a container or two to enjoy with crackers!
Jane with Jane's Garden, Flowers and Herbs will be bringing more of that wonderful crispy lettuce, kale and don't forget her beautiful cut flowers!
Are you looking for heirloom tomato plants? Look no further...Roger Postley of Tomatoes, Etc. will be on hand with a van load of pepper and tomato plants...he sells out quickly, so shop early!
One of our new members, On Tapp Dairy, will be back with their beef, pork and chicken products. You name the cut of meat and they have it...country ham and bacon too! Hey, they have eggs also!
Rejoicing Acres will arrive at the market loaded with kale, mustard and collard greens. Sweet potatoes, butternut squash, zucchini, cucumbers and maybe even some green beans will be included too! But, the biggie will be the arrival of their hoop house grown tomatoes!!! They'll have both red and green maters this week!
Looking for something unique and different? Try stopping at the My Ole Kentucky Soap booth! They have unique homemade soaps, homemade laundry soap and even a liquid soap! The best part is, they will give you a wooden soap dish with a soap purchase! Think mom!
It's time to think about getting your deck or garden started. Check out the offerings at Botanica! You'll find herb plants, hanging herb baskets, potted plants, etc.
And, there are always more surprises each Saturday...come join us! :)
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~*~ 2013 MARKET HOURS ~*~
3450 Richmond Rd.
Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out
Tuesday 3 until 6 OPENING DAY TO BE ANNOUNCED
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...
And all fruit and veggie farmers are...
WIC & FMNP Cards!