Locally Grown Produce Lexington KY

Locally grown produce can be found at farmer’s markets and other retailers that support the local economy. Local produce includes local fruit, local vegetables, local herbs, and is often also organic produce. Read on to learn more and to find local businesses in Lexington, KY that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Bluegrass Farmers Market
(859) 865-2805
3450 Richmond Road; Parking Lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs
Lexington, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm Saturday 9 am - 2 pm
County
Fayette

Lexington Farmers Market I
(859) 608-2655
Corner of South Broadway and Maxwell
Lexington, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - Sell Out
County
Fayette

The Lexington Farmers' Market
Lexington, KY
 
Woodford County Farmers Market I
(859) 753-8276
275 Beasley Drive; Falling Springs Recreation Center
Versailles, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Monday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Woodford

Woodford County Farmers Market II
(859) 753-8276
Green Street; Behind the Versailles Presbyterian Church
Versailles, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Woodford

Lexington Farmers Market III
(859) 608-2655
Southland Drive near Slone's Grocery
Lexington, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 13-November Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lexington Farmers Market II
(859) 608-2655
Vine Street; Between S. Limestone and S. Mill Streets
Lexington, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 12-November Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - Sell Out
County
Fayette

Scott County Farmers Market I
(502) 863-0989
Corner of Champion Way and Cherry Blossom
Georgetown, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Wednesday 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jessamine County Farmers Market I
(859) 887-2797
111 Hoover Dr; Jessamine Co Senior Citizen's Center
Nicholasville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Wednesday 10 am - 12:30 pm
County
Jessamine

Jessamine County Farmers Market III
(859) 887-2797
Nicholasville United Methodist Church; 303 W. Maple
Nicholasville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Saturday 8 am - 12:30 pm
County
Jessamine

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

I don’t remember who it was, but when I was little I was told that watermelon was about 90% water, which to me meant virtually useless and probably tasteless. Missed a lot of opportunities as a kid. Now I know better and I’m excited to share some outstanding facts about the summertime melon – and a rockin’ recipe.

 

Promotes Heart Health:
A little visit to our friends at whfoods.org and we learn that watermelon is rich in many heart-healthy nutrients. It is a concentrated and bioavailable source of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that is thought to be even more active than other well-known carotenoids, such as its cousin, beta-carotene. Body levels of lycopene have been found to be inversely associated with both cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disesase (such as stroke).

Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a very good source of vitamin A (from beta-carotene), both shown in a number of scientific studies to reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also a good source of magnesium and potassium, two minerals known for helping to balance blood pressure, as well as a very good source of vitamin B6, which helps to keep artery-damaging homocysteine in check.

Powerful Antioxidant:
Watermelon is loaded with antioxidants that help the body rid itself of free radicals that might otherwise do damage. The high i...

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