Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

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Recipe Wednesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Today we are talking squash! And I mean any variety...yellow, crook neck, Zephyr, zucchini, etc. Be creative and mix them up. Squash is always wonderful steamed, stuffed, grilled and pickled. Here are a few simple and easy recipes to try with any of the squash varieties available at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market...enjoy!

Squash Puppies

3 medium squash, thinly sliced

3 eggs, well beaten

1 cup self-rising cornmeal

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 cup vegetable oil

salt and pepper to taste

Mix onion and garlic powders into the cornmeal. Dip squash into beaten eggs, then into the cornmeal mix. Pan fry in a skillet with preheated oil until golden brown. Salt and pepper to taste.

Simple Skillet Squash and Onion

2 pounds squash, any variety

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons butter

Wash squash, pat dry and cut into 1” slices. Place in a skillet with onion, salt, sugar and water. Cover tightly and “steam” about 10 minutes. Remove lid and add butter...stir gently.

Marinated Squash Salad

2 small yellow squash

1 small zucchini

1 medium onion

1 green bell pepper

2-3 radishes

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon celery seed

salt and pepper to taste

Slice the first five ingredients into thin slices. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over sliced vegetables. Cover, refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours. Stir before serving. This will keep up to 10 days in the fridge! :)


Enjoy this versatile veggie! :)


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'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!


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!


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 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'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 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...















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





Plus, you'll find...





And who could pass up the wonderful...




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 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 and their families and the wonderful things that they bring to the market.

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















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!



All of our farmers are individually certified


And, we are proud to grow for you!


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!

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