This is it...Saturday will be the last market day of the 2012 season. It's always a bittersweet day. The fields are showing the signs of the season and growth has slowed down. The farmers are tired and looking forward to a wee bit of a break...like that ever happens! Lol They will be spending the next few months ordering seed, getting the fields ready for spring planting and even planting fall crops like garlic. But the saddest part is not seeing the smiling faces that we all have become accustomed to on Saturday morning...our customers. :) We'll miss you, but we'll be back in April!
2012 was a great year for the Bluegrass Farmers' Market! We welcomed new farmers who brought a variety of new items to the market. We now have beer cheese, lamb, goat, rabbit, homemade pet treats, grape jelly and even more baked goodies! We opened the Willow Oak satellite location and the area customers loved it! We showed our appreciation to our customers by making sure that they had market tote bags to shop with...they were a big hit! Although we were not voted number one in Kentucky for the third year in a row, we did win our class! Thank you all for your votes! It's a very nice feeling to know that our customers went out of their way to show how much they appreciate our farmers. Heck, it makes our hard work worthwhile and it really makes us wish that it was April already! It'll be here soon...we promise!
Okay, enough about our wonderful season....we have our last Saturday market to talk about! The farmers will still have all sorts of goodies available. Maybe it's time to stock up on a few things!
Here's a bit of what you'll find on Saturday...
BEAN SOUP MIX
JAMS & JELLIES
POPCORN...STILL ON THE COB!
HOME BAKED TREATS
ETC., ETC., ETC!
Do not forget, FMNP vouchers are good until October 31st! This program is a great way for families to get the benefits of fresh, homegrown goodness at farmers markets. In case you did not realize this, each year the allotments are based on the previous years usage. So if you have a voucher, please use it so that we can continue to make sure that everyone gets to enjoy our bounty. We hope the seniors took advantage of the SFMNP...the vouchers expired on October 25th.
~*~ 2012 MARKET HOURS ~*~
3450 Richmond Rd.
Saturday 9 until 2 LAST DAY FOR THE 2012 SEASON
Tuesday 3 until 6 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
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!
Come visit us Saturday...
it's our last market day of the 2012 season!
730 Millpond Rd.
Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!
Thursday 3 until 6 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
You can find us in the parking lot of the Willow Oak swimming pool off of Boston Rd. Free and convenient parking at all times!
We'd like to thank all of our customers for a great
2012 Willow Oak market season...
We hope to see you in April!
The Bluegrass Farmers' Market
is Lexington's largest
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