The opening date for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market has been set and it's April 17th! It feels so far away with all of the snow on the ground but it really isn't! Yippee, we're ready to get back to the market! And, yes, I did say “we're” that means that both of us will be there this year. Guess I'll be doing the selling and Drew will be manning the grill, kettle, skillet or whatever he happens to be using to create goodies using our seasoning blends and local produce from the market. Have to admit that it will be great having him by my side again...it was kinda lonely without him last year.
Do you remember that little spurt of warmth and sunshine we had the other day? Well, it made think gardening and how much we waste our garden beds each year. Why not utilize them to grow something while I wait for the real summer heat and our basil and tomato plants. So, I went catalog shopping and looked for something that we could grow in the cool spring. Guess what we'll (hopefully) be bringing to the market this spring? Oriental cabbages!!! Yup, I ordered seeds for baby bok choy and pak choy varieties. I know that we love using them at home so why not grow them ourselves and then sell them at the market. With two ounces worth of luck we'll have enough for Drew to even use them to cook with at the market. Wish us luck in our growing endeavor cause that means you get to enjoy tasty samples! :)
Remember to mark your calendars so that you can be sure to join us on opening day of Lexington's only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market...the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!
3450 Richmond Rd. in the parking lot of
Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet
9 until 2
Free and Easy Parking!!!
Hope to see you there!