Farmers’ markets in full operation in Lexington
June 15, 2012 by Mark
Residents and visitors in the Lexington area looking for fresh fruit and vegetables have a vast array of choices through the various local farmers’ markets now in full operation. Most of the markets open in early spring and go through the end of October, so there is no better time than June and the summer months to make your visit.
One of the largest options is the Bluegrass Farmers Market, providing products all of which are grown in Lexington with nothing being imported. The market is located outdoors, on Richmond Road, in a large parking lot. Freshly picked products are available every day, including fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Other popular items include eggs, honey, jams, and jellies.
The Lexington Farmers’ Market is one of the longest running markets, opening in April and running in full operation through November, as well as on a limited basis for the rest of the year. This market was established in 1975 and has been in held in various areas of Lexington over the years, with a move to the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in 2010. Cooking and gardening demonstrations take place frequently in a designated area, as well as educational and special events within the pavilion.
Both markets are offering a wide Saturday time frame for customers to make their visits this year, with Bluegrass operating 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and Lexington running 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.
With so many professional farm owners participating in the various Lexington open markets throughout the year, local printers are called upon to provide printing services such as poster printing, banners and signage. The markets attract thousands of local residents as well as visitors from surrounding counties.