farmers' market

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The “Double Dollars” program offered through several farmers’ markets across Kentucky is growing. Word of the expansion came during Tuesday’s celebration of Kentucky Farmers Market Week in Frankfort.

Martin Area Farmers Market / Facebook

City Officials in Martin, Tennessee are holding a grand opening this Saturday for the city’s new farmers’ market facility.

Farmer’s markets may see a delay in produce this season due to an extraordinarily cold winter. Meredith Hall, Agriculture Agent for Crittenden County, says planting is two weeks behind schedule and cold weather crops like lettuce, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, may be late to market. 

Murray's Downtown Saturday Market on the court square opens for the season May 17, featuring dozens of vendors selling locally grown vegetables, meats, bread, hand-made soaps, crafts and more. Erin Carrico, Autumn Denton and Mark Welch join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good for a preview of what's to come to this year's market.

Mayfield City Officials are seeking grant funding to buy land for a new farmers’ market.  Mayor Teresa Cantrell said currently the town's market has no permanent home and sets up on the downtown square on Saturday mornings and a borrowed church parking lot on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. 

“We thought that was something communities needed, especially small rural communities like Mayfield," said Cantrell. "We need our farmers’ market and they needed a home to conduct their activities. It needs to be a visible place where they can get drive-by traffic and have regular hours.”

Paducah Downtown Farmers’ Market Gets a Bit Smaller

Apr 10, 2013

Paducah Downtown Farmers’ Market patrons can expect fewer vendors this summer.

Paducah Renaissance Alliance Executive Director Lisa Thompson told city commissioners Tuesday only 10 to 15 farmers have registered for booths due to a liability insurance requirement for vendors. The market attracted more than 20 vendors in previous years.

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is now available at Paducah’s Downtown Farmers’ Market. Administered and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services Agency, as well as the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the program offers low-income senior citizens in McCracken County check booklets that can be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs at certified farmers’ markets. The Paducah Sun says seniors meeting the age and income requirements may receive one booklet of seven checks redeemable for a total of $28.