Bluegrass Farmers Market

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

 

Officially it is still springtime, but you'd never know it by the heat wave we've been having. And, that means that the summer crops are making their presence a wee bit early...look for green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and maybe even some raspberries this Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! Of course you'll still find some spring fruits and veggies too...look for strawberries, asparagus, lettuce, green onions, spinach, sugar snap peas and greens!


What else will our farmers be bringing to the market on Saturday? How about rhubarb, eggs, honey, baked goods, jams & jellies, herb seasoning, veggie and herb plants and hanging baskets galore! Who knows what else might make its way to the market...I am surprised almost every Saturday. :)


Wanna know what other exciting things are going to happen at Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market? I'll give you a hint...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market was voted #1 in Kentucky last year by you, our loyal customers! Yes, you get to vote for us again this year and that also means we have to show our appreciation...that means more events coming up at the market! Stay tuned for more information.


~*~ 2011 MARKET HOURS ~*~



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!



The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is

Lexington's only


100% homegrown/produced farmers market!



And, each of our farmers are certified

Kentucky Proud and GAP trained...


that means we know

Good Agricultural Practices!

 
 

Terrific Tuesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

 

The summer bounty continues today at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


Look for garden fresh...


TOMATOES

CORN

POTATOES

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

COUSA

GREEN BEANS

CABBAGE

ONIONS

CUCUMBERS

PEPPERS

CUT FLOWERS


And maybe even some BLUEBERRIES and OKRA!


From the kitchens of our farmers, you'll find jams, jellies and even some pepper jams!


Don't forget our CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY this Saturday!

Fun, prizes and even the kids get to enjoy the special day by creating a veggie visor!



~**~ Thursday Market Now Open ~*~

Shop with our farmers at the LFUCG Health Department!

Thursday, 3 – 6

Corner of Newtown and Louden



NOW ACCEPTING


EBT/DEBIT CARDS!


Free and convenient parking and no construction or road closures to worry about! We're a farmers market shoppers delight!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


Our farmers are also trained and certified in the GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) program!

It's just another way that we show you how much we care about what we do!


Don't forget to cast your vote for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market because we want to be one of America's Favorite Farmers Market! If we win, so do our customers because the prizes include all sorts of things that we get to give away!

Http://www.farmland.org

 
 

Celebrate Our Indepence At The Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

It's the 4th of July weekend and certainly a time to celebrate the reason it's a holiday. The 4th is also known as Independence Day in commemoration of the the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

I can't think of a more independent group of people than American farmers. They work the soil, they put their sweat and equity into making sure that the people of our United States of America get to enjoy the wholesome goodness that their hours of dedication provide. So, on this Independence Day weekend, we celebrate the privilege of being able to provide only the very best locally grown fruits and vegetables. Come join us in our celebration of America...our red, white and blue pride will be be in abundance!


When I say red, white and blue, I really mean it! Yup, we will have red, white and blue taters available! Think about a patriotic potato salad to go with those all American ASH free beef burgers! Nothing is more “4th of July” than fresh from the garden berries and we'll have plenty of red raspberries and blueberries! Don't forget those blackberries, although I have no idea why they call them blackberries because they certainly aren't black in color...just ask my stained purple fingers from last week's harvest!


The 4th of July is traditionally celebrated with fireworks, parades and picnics with friends and family. Wow, does the Bluegrass Farmer's Market ever have the perfect fix'ins for that picnic table!


CORN

TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

GREEN PEPPERS

POTATOES

ONIONS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

COUSA

GARLIC

GREEN CHILE PEPPERS

BANANA PEPPERS

JALAPENO PEPPERS

EGGPLANT

CUCUMBERS

LETTUCE

KALE

SWISS CHARD

BEETS

HONEY

HERB SEASONING

JAMS & JELLIES

BAKED GOODS

PEACHES

BLACKBERRIES

RASPBERRIES

BLUEBERRIES

RHUBARB


And, don't forget those extra added attractions...

HOMEMADE SOAPS

BATH SALTS

LAVENDER SPRAY

CATNIP

LAVENDER SACHET

WHITE SAGE INCENSE

CUT FLOWERS

HANGING HERB BASKETS

BEDDING PLANTS

HANGING FLOWER BASKETS

DRIED BEAN SOUP MIX

And, friendly faces!

Yes, we are going to celebrate the 4th of July weekend by starting out with a great farmers market...the only 100% homegrown/produced one in Lexington! We are the Bluegrass Farmers' Market and we are Kentucky Proud!


~**~ Thursday Market Now Open ~*~

Shop with our farmers at the LFUCG Health Department!

Thursday, 3 – 6

Corner of Newtown and Louden



NOW ACCEPTING


EBT/DEBIT CARDS!


Free and convenient parking and no construction or road closures to worry about! We're a farmers market shoppers delight!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


Our farmers are also trained and certified in the GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) program!

It's just another way that we show you how much we care about what we do!


Don't forget to cast your vote for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market because we want to be one of America's Favorite Farmers Market! If we win, so do our customers because the prizes include all sorts of things that we get to give away!

Http://www.farmland.org


























 
 

Corn is in at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

The summer sun must be doing its thing in the gardens because our Tuesday market is getting busy!


Today you'll be able to find some of the best that the season has to offer, like...


CORN

TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

PEPPERS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

COUSA

CUCUMBERS

EGGPLANT

ONIONS

GARLIC

BLACKBERRIES

GREEN CHILES

HANGING FLOWER BASKETS

HANGING HERB BASKETS

HERB PLANTS

BEDDING PLANTS

and...JAMS AND JELLIES!


Don't forget, we now accept EBT and Debit cards!


Free and convenient parking and no construction or road closures to worry about! We're a farmers market shoppers delight!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


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

And, we are all certified Kentucky Proud!


Our farmers are also trained and certified in the GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) program!

It's just another way that we show you how much we care about what we do!


Don't forget to cast your vote for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market because we want to be one of America's Favorite Farmers Market! If we win, so do our customers because the prizes include all sorts of things that we get to give away!

Http://www.farmland.org



 
 

Super Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

 Wow, what a Saturday it will be at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!


First off...

Corn is in!!!

Secondly...

Sun ripened tomatoes make their first appearance at the market!

And, we're having a special event...

The Bluegrass Farmers' Market Cookbook Exchange!


But, that's not all...our farmers will be bringing all sorts of homegrown goodness with them! The first week of summer is going to be a great time to shop at the market. There's still some spring offerings available and plenty of summer goodies too!


CORN

TOMATOES

GREEN BEANS

ONIONS

CABBAGE

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

BEETS

POTATOES

CUCUMBERS

PEPPERS

LETTUCE

KALE, COLLARD AND CHARD

EGGPLANT

CAULIFLOWER

PEACHES

BLUEBERRIES

RASPBERRIES

BLACKBERRIES


And, it's all 100% homegrown!!!


Hey, that's not all! Look for...


JAMS & JELLIES

FLOWERS

HANGING BASKETS

TROPICAL PLANTS

HERBS

BAKED GOODS

SOUP BEAN MIXES

EGGS

BEEF

HERB SEASONING

HOMEMADE SOAPS

HONEY


And, even some free samples!


It just doesn't get much better than this! 100% homegrown/produced goodness and a book exchange all in the same place!


A little more about the Bluegrass Farmers' Market Cookbook Exchange...go through your cookbook collection and pick out the ones you want to part with. Bring them to the market and exchange them for a “new to you” cookbook...it's that easy! Bring one, get one! It doesn't matter if they are softback, hardback, new, old, small or big! We'll even have some free magazines!


Don't forget, we now accept EBT and Debit cards!


Free and convenient parking and no construction or road closures to worry about! We're a farmers market shoppers delight!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


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

And, we are all certified Kentucky Proud!


Our farmers are also trained and certified in the GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) program!

It's just another way that we show you how much we care about what we do!


Don't forget to cast your vote for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market because we want to be one of America's Favorite Farmers Market! If we win, so do our customers because the prizes include all sorts of things that we get to give away!

Http://www.farmland.org



 
 

Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

I sat down this morning and started to type out the usual “what everyone will have” thingie and decided against a list. Instead, I am going to tell you about all of the wonderful things that we enjoyed from the market last week and the things we hope to try this Saturday.


The very first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful hanging basket full of colorful flowers. And, I loved the price too! You know that I just had to have at least one of them to hang near my front door. Then a sign caught my eye, it was for broccoli! Oh my gosh, I have been waiting for fresh broccoli and believe me I was not disappointed. We had broccoli with three meals this week! I guess we should have saved room for the sugar snap peas that are soon to be history for the summer. Not to worry, I froze a bunch! It's so easy to do. I trim, wash and pat dry then put them on a cookie sheet in the freezer. That way I can just load individual peas into a freezer bag and take out only what I want each time. :) Better hurry and get your supply before they run out!


Unfortunately, it's about the same way with the Kentucky strawberry crop...it's about nearing the end for the year. :( We'll still have some available so get your winter “strawberry fix” now. They freeze beautifully too! Or, you could make your own jams and jellies but why bother when our farmers are experts in doing it for you. I learned a long time ago that some things are best left to others and while my freezer jam is good theirs is much better.


We had friends over for a big breakfast during the holiday weekend and I have to tell you that we received raves about the farm fresh eggs. It just doesn't get any better than an omelet made with fresh eggs, spring onions, spinach and a slice of zucchini bread...oops, forgot the ripe tomato slice that added all of the color to our plates!


So, what do you need to put on your market list for this Saturday? Sugar snap peas, strawberries, asparagus and lettuce are going to be in short supply soon so enjoy them while you can. The good thing is you can add some new things to your list, like squash, new potatoes, green beans, leeks, cabbage and the start of the tomato season! The great part about being a 100% homegrown market is that you never have time to get bored with any one veggie! It's true, we're about “lettuce saladed” out and now we have broccoli and tomatoes to enjoy! Heck, corn will be here before we know it...I am not holding my breath but it won't be long.


I believe that it is time for me to get myself busy getting ready for the Saturday market just like the rest of our farmers. Don't forget that you can always find the Kentucky Proud value added items such as baked goods, soaps, herb seasoning and honey. We'll even have some good stuff for you to sample this Saturday at the market!


Shopping at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is purely a local experience and one that everyone should enjoy. Our farmers work hard each week so that you can take home nothing but homegrown goodness to share with your family and friends...that's what local is all about! Having said that, we sure would appreciate your vote in a contest for America's Favorite Farmers Market. We could win all sorts of goodies that we get to share with our customers. So, please help us by going to http://www.farmland.org/vote and vote for the Blue Grass Farmers Market. Our farmers will be thrilled to know that you all appreciate the fact that they grow, bake, raise or produce everything that they sell...100% guaranteed!


2010 Market Information


When


Saturday 9-2

Tuesday 3-6:30


Where


3450 Richmond Rd. in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot, right next to the Glenn Auto Mall.

Parking is always FREE and we are stroller and wheelchair friendly!


Why


Because we think everyone who shops at a farmers market deserves to be talking to the farmer who grew, baked, made or created what they are selling!


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


~*~ NOW ACCEPTING EBT/DEBIT CARDS ~*~

 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Now Open on Tuesday Too!

Yup, that's right...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market is now open on Tuesday too! Hopefully Mother Nature will be a bit kinder than she was last Saturday. Our loyal farmers showed up in the pouring rain and so did our great customers. Thank you so much for your continued support even though many of you had to walk through “Lake Bluegrass” to reach us! If it ever happens again we can promise that there will be market ducks swimming in the lake just so we can all smile a little bit.


Okay, now for what you'll be able to find at the opening of the Tuesday market, it's going to be a plant lovers dream come true!


Tomato guy, Roger will be there was an assortment of heirloom tomato plants, Alpine strawberry plants, pepper plants and even some herb plants!


Ed, the banana tree fellow, will be bringing quite a mix of plants including...daylilies, hot pepper, canning tomato, various veggies, tropicals including giant elephant ears and of course...a few banana trees!


Our newest market member, Jonathon, is coming all the way from Maysville loaded down with hanging flower baskets, bedding plants, ferns, Wave petunias, mixed planters and tomato plants in containers and even hanging baskets for those of you who don't have a yard to plant in!


Like I said...it's gonna be the place for plant lovers to be on Tuesday! The great part is, they are all locally grown by our members so you can ask all sorts of questions about the planting and care of your purchase. They grew them so they know their plants!!!


Hope to see everyone at the opening of our Tuesday market! The hours are 3:00 until 6:30 and as always we will be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet next to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Road just outside Man O War! Parking is always free and very convenient!



 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Happenings!

September is one of my favorite months of the year. Most of the warm summer crops are still available at the farmers market and some of the cooler fall crops are starting to make an appearance. It just doesn't get any better than that!


We can all still enjoy ripe tomatoes, freshly picked corn, wonderful green beans, tantalizing hot and sweet peppers, newly harvested potatoes, fresh cut rhubarb and sweet treats like watermelons, cantaloupes and raspberries!


And, we're just starting to see some of the cooler weather crops like kale, onions, garlic and shallots!


~*~ All 100% homegrown on our farms! ~*~


Don't forget about the beautiful and colorful flowers that will bring a smile to anyones face! Or, the herb seasoning that can make a chef out of anyone! How about some of those wonderful jams and jellies! And, the great beer cheese! Tender and flavorful ASH Free beef! Farm fresh eggs and Amish cheese that can't be beat! Home baked goods that will make you drool! Handmade soaps are a luxury only they are not luxury priced!


~*~ All 100% raised, grown or produced by our farmers! ~*~


September also has a day that we, as Americans, need to remember. September 11th! Please take a moment out of your busy schedule to remember those that lost their lives on 9/11 and to thank our service men and women for continuing to keep us safe.


~*~ MARKET HOURS ~*~


Tuesday 3 until 6:30

Saturday 9 until 2


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!


Thursday 4 until 6:30


In the parking lot of the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


Look for our new and bigger signs!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's only

100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!


Hope to see you all at one of our

market days...

We grow, raise, bake and make for you!


 
 

Happy Labor Day!

It might be a holiday but our farmers are busy working today so that they can bring the freshest and the best to the Tuesday market. Hopefully they will take some time off today and enjoy a traditional Labor Day cookout with their family and friends. I know we will be grilling some wonderful veggies that I bought on Saturday to go along with the great steaks that I also purchased. I love the way our farmers support each other!


This week you'll be able to find juicy tomatoes...even heirloom ones! There will be heirloom peppers too! In fact, there will be peppers in all sizes and shapes, hot or sweet, big and little! The potato varieties are numerous with “spuds” that make wonderful salads, some that are great for baking, others that are wonderful boiled and mashed. Don't forget that taters are great on the grill too! There's still plenty of raspberries, rhubarb and watermelons available. Oh, and don't forget the beautiful green beans...they went fast on Saturday! So did the colorful flowers and fresh cut herbs. I think they probably will end up as centerpieces on more than one picnic table today! And, how could I forget the wonderful jams, jellies and butters!!! Talk about big flavor in a jar! If your sweet tooth gets the best of you, try a delicious jam cake.


Yup, homegrown goodness galore at our Tuesday and Thursday market! I'll be updating again on Thursday so you all will know what we'll have at our bigger Saturday market, so stay tuned!


~*~ MARKET HOURS ~*~


Tuesday 3 until 6:30

Saturday 9 until 2


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!


Thursday 4 until 6:30


In the parking lot of the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike.


Look for our new and bigger signs!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is Lexington's only

100% homegrown/produced farmers market!


And, each of our farmers are certified Kentucky Proud!





 
 

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 cheese...it'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!


MARKET HOURS


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!

 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Goodness!

It's Monday morning and here I sit trying to think of the best way to let folks know what wonderful items are available this week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market. I don't want to just post a list because that seems so boring. It finally came to me...how about I tell you about the wonderful bounty that we had this weekend at our home! The great part is, all of the goodies are still at the market. :)


Our weekend of market freshness started out on Saturday when I returned from a day of selling at the market. We unloaded our bounty and quickly decided that grilled veggies and a burger would be dinner! The ASH Free burgers were wonderful rubbed with some Herb'n Cowboy seasoning and topped with some Amish Colby cheese. The carrots, potatoes and peppers got washed and rubbed with a bit of bacon dripp'ins and a bit more herb seasoning and grilled right along with the burgers. We added some fabulous sliced tomatoes and a skillet full of the very best bi-color fried corn you've ever tasted. Tell me we didn't eat good on Saturday night and 99.9% of it came from the market!!! Fresh, homegrown and for sure delicious!


How the heck do you top that meal on Sunday? I'm not sure we topped it but we darn sure enjoyed it with all of the gusto of the previous evening. The day started out with more potatoes only this time we fried them in a skillet with some green peppers. Add some great farm fresh eggs and scramble it all together and top with a bit of Amish Parmesan cheese. It was heaven! I know we are supposed to be working and not thinking about “what's for dinner” but somehow the thought of more market goodies took over and we rested and pondered what our evening meal would be! Shame on us, but I have to admit that we were both pooped from a long week.


Our Sunday dinner bell rang and we sat down to yet another market bounty meal! I think you would call this meal a “farmers market special!” We had green beans, corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers with dill seasoning and fresh raspberries for dessert. It just doesn't get any better than that!


Yes, my friends, eat'in is good when it's homegrown and fresh from the market! The great thing is you'll be able to find all the freshness that you want at our Tuesday and Thursday markets. Come by and say hi to the farmers at Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market. You can find us at 3450 Richmond Rd. in the tree lined, customer friendly, plenty of free and convenient parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs right next to the Glenn Auto Mall. We'll be there on Tuesday from 3 until 6:30. And, on Thursday you can find us at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike from 4 until 6! Don't forget to mark your calendar for Saturday's market from 9 until 2 at the Richmond Rd. location.


Our farmers thank you for your continued support of our family farms...we grow for you!


Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market and we take great pride in that! We can also guarantee that each farmer is certified Kentucky Proud!


~*~*~ CONGRATULATIONS~*~*~

The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is home to a

KENTUCKY STATE FAIR

GRAND CHAMPION

HONEY PRODUCER!!!



 
 

Bluegrass Farmers' Market "Taters" 101!

I grew up thinking a potato was a potato...something you mashed and served with gravy. Or, you fried them to have with your eggs for breakfast. An extra special treat was a trip to a fast food for the occasional burger and “fries!” My mom used to boil small potatoes whole and season with butter and parsley. But, to me they were all just potatoes. In other words, a “tater is a tater!”


Well, have I ever learned different since I have been around real farmers vs. a grocery store to purchase my potatoes!!!


Did you know that a potato isn't just the starch and calorie builder that we all thought it was? They contain protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin C, niacin, folate and fiber! Who knew they could be so healthy! We all need potatoes in our diet and the varieties are numerous!


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market members have done their homework when it comes to potatoes. No more boring, plain taters for me! We get to choose from a great variety of heirloom and commonly known “spuds!” Here's just a few of the varieties available at our market this week...


Irish Cobbler

Katadin

Red Lasota

Red Norland

Russet Burbank

Kennebec

Yukon Gold

Wisconsin Superior

Red Pontiac

King Henry

Yellow Finn


A bit more potato info...new potatoes are moist and waxy and are best for steaming, boiling and in salads. Oblong mature white potatoes are dry and starchy and best used for baking, mashed or “fries!” The round red taters have a sort of waxy texture and that makes them great for boiling or mashing. Usually round white potatoes are thin-skinned and they hold their shape well in salads....but they are great for boiling and roasting too! Yellow-fleshed ones are good for steaming, roasting and mashing. But I have to admit that they all taste great with gravy!!! If you are looking for a specific way to prepare potatoes, don't be afraid to ask the farmer...they grew them and they know the best ways to cook them!


Geez, looks like I went on a “tater” rant today but believe me that's not all that you'll find at our markets this week. Look for the homegrown treats available during a Kentucky summer month...tomatoes, corn, squash, peppers, melons, green beans, flowers, herbs, eggplant and so much more!


Market Hours at our Richmond Rd. location in the parking lot of Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet, next to the Glenn Auto Mall are...


Tuesday 3 - 6:30

Saturday 9 – 2


Thursday market hours at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike are...

4 – 6:30


The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is guaranteed 100% homegrown or produced!

And, we are all certified KENTUCKY PROUD!

We're the only Lexington farmers market that can say that!


~*~WE GROW, RAISE or MAKE WHAT WE SELL~*~



 
 

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.

 
 

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 beautiful...it 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 days...you'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 make...so 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...


CORN

TOMATOES

GREENBEANS

PEPPERS

SQUASH

ZUCCHINI

CUCUMBERS

POTATOES

GREENS

OKRA

ONIONS

GARLIC

BLACKBERRIES

FRESH CUT HERBS


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


HOMEBAKED BREAD and CAKES

JAMS and JELLIES

HERB SEASONING

HOMEMADE SOAP


Plus, you'll find...


GORGEOUS CUT FLOWERS

BEAUTIFUL HANGING BASKETS

HERB PLANTS

POTTED PLANTS


And who could pass up the wonderful...


AMISH CHEESE

FARM FRESH EGGS

ASH FREE BEEF


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!




 
 
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