Bluegrass Farmers Market

  (Lexington, Kentucky)
Nothing but 100% Homegrown or Produced at our market!
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1st Summer Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Yippee...it's officially summer! That can only mean one thing...more fresh fruits and veggies at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! It's been a cool and rainy spring so the warm, sunny summer is a welcome sight for our farmers.


The Saturday markets will be loaded with all sorts of goodies! Look for...


BLACK RASPBERRIES

STRAWBERRIES

BLUEBERRIES

LETTUCE

GREEN BEANS

SWISS CHARD

CABBAGE

BROCCOLI

ZUCCHINI

YELLOW SQUASH

CAULIFLOWER

CUCUMBERS

GREEN ONIONS

TOMATOES

POTATOES

TURNIPS

RADISHES

BANANA PEPPERS

GOAT

LAMB

CHICKEN

RABBIT

BEEF

PORK

EGGS

HONEY

PEPPER JAMS

FRUIT JAMS

BAKED GOODS

HOMEMADE SOAPS

CUT FLOWERS

HERB SEASONING

BEER CHEESE

PIMENTO CHEESE DRIED VEGGIES


AND MORE!




Our farmers grew, raised, baked, produced or made everything that they sell. No reselling allowed...you will be purchasing from one of our members directly! It's called local and we guarantee it!


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Check out our Facebook page to see updates!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bluegrass-Farmers-Market/108689732505252


And, speaking of our Facebook page...we'd love to have you as a friend! :)


Don't forget to tune in each Wednesday for our Recipe Wednesday feature!



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~*~ 2013 MARKET HOURS ~*~



3450 Richmond Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Tuesday 3 until 6


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!


3101 Clays Mill Rd.


Saturday 9 until 2

Thursday 3 until 6


Look for us in the Stonewall Center, set up in front of Another Man's Treasure. Plenty of free parking available!



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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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We Accept


EBT/DEBIT


WIC & FMNP Cards!

 

 
 

Summer Goodness at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

It's almost time for the Saturday markets but first you can enjoy the Thursday market at Mill Pond Shopping Center today! Our new satellite market is small but it has plenty of homegrown summer goodness available. Shop today from 3 until 6:30 or until our farmers are sold out.


Now, on to the Saturday markets! Both markets will be loaded down with 100% homegrown, farm fresh goodies...plus extras like jams, baked goods, homemade soaps and herb seasoning! Here's just a bit of what you'll find this week...


RICHMOND RD. MARKET


CORN

TOMATOES (ALL VARIETIES INCLUDING HEIRLOOMS!)

GREEN BEANS

GREASY BEANS (LIMITED SUPPLY)

COW PEAS

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

OKRA

POTATOES

ONIONS

PEPPERS (HOT and MILD)

CABBAGE

EGGPLANT

CARROTS

GARLIC

SHALLOTS

MUSHROOMS

CANTALOUPES

WATERMELON (SEEDLESS ONES TOO)

PEACHES

APPLES

RASPBERRIES

EGGS

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & FRUIT BUTTERS

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

CUT HERBS (STEVIA, BASIL & MINT)

JAM CAKES

FRIED FRUIT PIES

DONUTS



MILL POND SHOPPING CENTER

Don't forget the Thursday market!


CORN

TOMATOES (HEIRLOOMS TOO!)

GREEN BEANS

ONIONS

PEPPERS

POTATOES

SQUASH

CUCUMBERS

WATERMELONS

CANTALOUPES

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

EGGPLANT

CABBAGE

PEACHES

APPLES



AND, BOTH MARKETS ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE SOME SURPRISES!




~*~ 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

Thursday 3 until 6:30 or sold out


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!


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TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

Only a few more weeks to vote...we need your help!!!!


We were voted #1 in the state of Kentucky last year thanks to you, our loyal customers! We hope we can do it again in 2011...we need your vote! Just click on the Bluegrass Farmers' Market link and cast your vote...tell your friends and family too! You can vote for more than one market this year, so if you have another favorite...vote for both of them!


http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Market_Vote&searchTerm=bluegrass+farmers+market&x=29&y=17


IF WE WIN...

OUR CUSTOMERS

WIN TOO!









 
 

Corn, Maters'n Beans!

It just doesn't get any better than that! Unless you add the wonderful squash, peppers, taters and cucumbers too! Heck, throw in some onions, garlic and even some broccoli! Of course you can't forget the wonderful blackberries, raspberries and rhubarb!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is full of the Kentucky summer bounty!


And don't let anyone kid you, we grow it all ourselves! No reselling allowed at our market so you know you're getting nothing but homegrown goodness from our farmers. Remember that we know what we grow and it isn't your average grocery store varieties. Look for heirloom tomatoes such as German Stripey. Or fabulous squash such as Magda, Cousa or Patty Pan. Peppers...hot and mild! Potatoes, round, long, red, white and even fingerling! Of course, everyone is talking corn right now and we've got a crowd favorite, Silver Queen along with Ambrosia and bi-color! What about some wonderful green beans...Romas, Tenderettes, Pole, Kentucky Wonders and a few heirloom varieties too!


Yup, summer crops are in full swing at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


But, that's not all that you'll find. We have farm fresh eggs, Amish cheese, ASH Free beef, honey, herb seasoning, jams, jellies and fruit butters, the very best baked goods and even homemade soaps! Now, granted, our farmers didn't “grow” these but they darn sure either raised or made them!


Who could forget the beautiful cut flowers and gorgeous baskets loaded with colorful flowers! Or maybe even a fragrant herb plant...we've got those too!


As you can tell, the members of the Bluegrass Farmers' Market take great pride in what they do. That's why one of the stipulations to becoming a member is that each individual farmer is certified Kentucky Proud! We don't just register the whole market...we make sure each of our farmers really grow or produce what they take pride in offering to the market!


We are Lexington's only 100% homegrown or produced farmers market!!!


Take the short drive out Richmond Rd. to the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, next to the Glenn Auto Mall each Tuesday or Saturday. We'll be bringing our farms best and wearing smiles!


Tuesday 3 until 6:30

Saturday 9 until 2


And, don't forget our Thursday market at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike from 4 until 6:30!


We thank you for supporting our farms and families.

 
 

Saturday Means Homegrown at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

 

Okay, I am so excited about what our farmers will be bringing to the market this Saturday! It's kind of like an Oh My Gosh moment!!! We have been enjoying the bounty so far but it's always exciting to know that tomatoes, corn, peppers and green beans are finally in season in Kentucky and our 100% homegrown farmers will be bringing them to the market this week! Can I holler out a YIPPEE!!!


I know that I have been drooling for the taste of some real local goodies and I sure had my wish fulfilled last week. We enjoyed the bestest (not sure if that is a word but it fits) most unbelievable squash and cucumbers. The sweet corn was magnificent fried, the tomatoes sliced were to die for and the steamed potatoes tasted like heaven! Can you tell we like to eat fresh and local? :)


Oh, my...I almost forgot the scrumptious blackberries that we had for dessert! Here I go, drooling again just telling you about the wonderful items available at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. I know it seems like you've had to wait for the homegrown goodness but it's worth it to know that you are purchasing “real” local food! We don't allow any items to be trucked in...our farmers have to grow or produce what they sell at our market. We do that because that's what we think a farmers market is all about...farmers and family farms! We thank you all so much for understanding why we didn't have corn in May or tomatoes in April and we hope that you enjoyed what was in season like the lettuce, onions, potatoes and strawberries. We only sell what is in season in our beautiful Bluegrass state!


Here I am going off again and getting excited without telling you what other wonderful things you'll be able to find. Sorry, but I can't help myself! Here's a list of some of the goodies that will be available this week...


Corn

Tomatoes

Green beans

Cucumbers

Potatoes

Onions

Garlic

Peppers

Squash

Greens

Blackberries


And, don't think that any of these are your average grocery store varieties...our farmers spend many hours researching what will in grow our Kentucky climate and soil and bring only the best to our market. You'll find specialty varieties along with good old fashioned favorites! And, if you have any questions, feel free to ask the farmer that grew that item...they really know about it because they sowed, hoed and harvested their own crop!


Many of us also spend time in our kitchens whipping up great jams, jellies, breads and cakes too! We'll even have herb seasoning, eggs, cheese and homemade soaps!!! Some of us love being able to grow and harvest fresh flowers like zinnias and sunflowers and others love creating beautiful hanging herb and floral baskets. We're a diverse bunch of farmers but we are darn sure proud of what we bring to the market market each week because we know that you will appreciate our efforts and that's what makes our hard work worthwhile!


Come visit us this Saturday at 3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Sign and Pedal the Planet tree lined parking lot. It's right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall just outside Man 'O War Blvd. We'll be there from 9 until 2 and smiles will be plentiful! :) Parking is always convenient and we pride ourselves on being wheelchair and stroller friendly!


The folks from ChiroOne Wellness Center will be visiting with us this Saturday, so stop by and find why you have that “crick” in your neck or that ache in your back! http://www.chiroone.net/


By the way, don't forget our Thursday market at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike! Select farmers will be there from 4 until 6:30 so it's perfect for after work shopping!


Just want to give you a heads up about an upcoming event...it's going to be Customer Appreciation Day soon!!!! Stay tuned for more details.


Hope to see you all at the only place in town to buy 100% guaranteed homegrown or produced farmers market goodies! And, each of our farmers are individually certified Kentucky Proud or they don't sell at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! That makes us truly Kentucky Proud!!!


Don't forget to cast your vote for Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market. It's a great way to show your support for our hardworking farmers and their families. http://www.care2.com/farmersmarket/29529/


100% HOMEGROWN/PRODUCED!

100% CERTIFIED KENTUCKY PROUD!




 
 

Saturday's Summer Season Stuff at the BLUEGRASS FARMERS' MARKET!

Farmers and market are two words that just go together. Those two simple words let you know that farmers have been hard at work to provide freshly harvested items to sell at a market. We're lucky enough to have Lexington's only 100% homegrown or produced market! That means that those two words stand true...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is just that, a market made up of farmers! And, we're darn proud of the fact then when a customer comes to our market, we know they'll be taking home only items that our farmers have grown, baked, created or made. No reselling allowed at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market so you can be assured that you are truly supporting a farmer when you shop with us!


Now, the best part of a true farmers market is the anticipation of seeing those red ripe tomatoes, sweet corn, crisp green beans, crunchy cucumbers, freshly dug potatoes and just picked squash arrive at the market. Guess what? They're here!!! Yup, you'll be able to find both red and green tomatoes, candy onions, sweet bi-color corn, tenderette, half runner and roma beans. Don't forget the not your average potatoes like Red Norland, Wisconsin Superior, Kennebec, Yukon Gold and even some wonderful red new potatoes! If it's squash that you are looking for, have we ever got it! Look for varieties like Cousa, Zephyr, Patty Pan and Magda along with tender zucchini.


Geez, I feel like I could go on and on telling you about all of the wonderful items available this week...so I guess I'll just do that! Peppers of all sorts, big bell peppers perfect for stuffing, hot Hungarian, Jalapenos, wax peppers, Cayenne, sweet Banana and even some Serrano chiles! If you're looking for crisp cucumbers for that salad we'll have them too and even pickling ones for those of you who want to create in your own kitchen. Blueberries, blackberries, okra, shallots, fresh garlic, cut herbs, cabbage, green onions, kale and Swiss chard are just a few more of the wonderful offerings that our farmers will be bringing to the market this Saturday.


Don't forget the other things that our farmers grow...flowers and herbs! Look for beautiful floral and herb hanging baskets, potted flowers and herbs, colorful lilies and even some tropicals like banana trees! Want something bright inside your home than look for fresh cut flowers like Lisianthus, Zinnia and sunflowers!


Then we have our creative farmers who find the time to spend in the kitchen! Jams and jellies galore! Enjoy grape, blackberry, blueberry, mixed berry, award winning strawberry and even some hot pepper jelly and apple butter! Our farmers are bakers too! Jam cakes, pumpkin cookies, chocolate zucchini loaf, pumpkin pecan and zucchini pecan breads too! Season the available ASH free beef with some hand blended herb seasoning. And, don't forget the Amish cheese, honey and farm fresh eggs!


Whew, another long list of goodies that will be available this Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Come visit our smiling farmers at 3450 Richmond Rd. We're located in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall. We'll be there from 9 until 2 and please, bring the children and your four-footed friends...we're stroller friendly! Parking is right at the market so it makes it very wheelchair friendly too.


Last, but certainly not the least...we need your help! Our gracious hosts for this blog, Local Harvest, and Care2 are having a contest where folks can vote for their favorite farmers market. We hope that you think the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is the very best and would appreciate your vote. We can win some $$$ and you might even win a market tote by casting your vote. We could all be winners with your help! http://www.care2.com/farmersmarket/29529/


100% HOMEGROWN/PRODUCED

GUARANTEED!!!

CERTIFIED 100% KENTUCKY PROUD

 
 
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