Farmers market set to open Saturday
Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for the Boyle County Farmers Market to commence.
The market will open on Saturday, May 1, at Constitution Square from 9 a.m. to noon. Even though tomatoes and corn aren’t in season yet, there will still be plenty of farmers selling a variety of produce, meats, and baked goods.
Market Director Jeff Jewel said there are more vendors signed up to sell at the market this season than last year. More artisans will also be selling their creations.
“We have live music lined up for every week. We have many more vendors and more special events like storytelling, fun activities for kids, and theme days to name just a few additions to this year’s market,” Jewel said.
On the first day of the market, local musician Shane White will be on stage and the Boyle County Humane Society will have special guests, he added.
Jewel said people will be asked to continue wearing a face mask and social distance, just like they did last year. “Officially the same protocols as last year are still in place. We follow the KDA Farmers Market guidelines.” However, he added, “I expect these safety protocols may change during the season.”
The Boyle County Fiscal Court and Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce of the market’s primary sponsors this season. “We also receive substantial support from local donors, Centre College, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Community Farms Alliance, and the UK Extension Office,” Jewel said.
Even though people are still registering to sell at the market, the most current list of vendors who plan on selling their products at the BCFM this season include:
• Quince Arnold — Danville: variety of produce
• Vegetable Man Produce — Kirk Jones, Lancaster: variety of produce
• Snicky snacks — Hannah Jenkins, Danville: pies, cookies, cake pops, cupcakes
• Sunwatch Homestead — Tyler Greene, Lancaster: beef, lamb, pork, poultry, eggs
• Rising Sons Beef — Jordan Settles, Springfield: cuts of beef
• Walnut Springs Farm — Ben Miles, Parksville: vegetables, poultry, eggs
• Hollow Oak Farm — Johnathon & Katie Regester, Harrodsburg: mums, asters, pumpkins and gourds
• Sandusky’s Orchard — Darin Pratt, Liberty: variety of apples, pears, grapes, and vegetables
• Farmhouse Favorites — Linda Gray, Harrodsburg: baked goods, vegetables, eggs, honey
Overing Originals, doing business as Southridge Custom — Stephanie Overing, Danville: custom and personalized items using laser cutter and wood shop
• Peterson Family Farm — Donald Peterson, Loretto: vegetables, fruits, baked goods
• Coulter Family Farms — Brandon Coulter, Springfield: cuts of beef
• Creekside Creations — Jamie and Chris Hubbard, Danville: hand-carved walking sticks and other items, eggs
• Today’s Harvest — Tim Joyce, Harrodsburg: oyster mushrooms
• Dry Sack Coffee — Aaron Ranson, Danville: artisan coffee roaster
• Stolen Rock Studios — Catherine Thomsen, Danville: back yard produce, eggs, vegetables, herbs, breads and cookies
• Larland Beef — Laura Richard, Lancaster: black Angus beef and seasonal vegetables
• Jane Barleycorn, doing business as Crepes & Grapes — Mary Robin Spoonamore, Danville: food cart with savory and sweet crepes
• Appalachian Artistry — Mike and Debi Rogers, Danville: hand-carved wooden kitchen items, hand-painted purses, bags and other items
• Full Quiver Productions — Brian and Paige Burkhead, Lancaster: organic, low and no till vegetables in season
• Lazy Eight Stock Farm — Carla Baumann, Paint Lick: CSA membership, variety of organically grown vegetables
• Tallulah Farm — Dielectric Prater, Lancaster: vegetables, herbs, bread, cookies and bagels
• Poorhouse Sorghum — Jimmy Elliott, Gravel Switch: homegrown sorghum, sorghum-sweetened barbecue sauce and apple butter
• Cedar Ridge Cattle — John Ethington, Danville: red Angus beef
• Fleur — Margo and Russ Goodwin, Danville: cut flowers, garlic, herb and vegetable transplants
• Barn 28 — James Minteer, Danville: variety of tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, herbs and squash, cut flowers
• Natural Creation — Vontella and Jeff Peak, Lancaster: handmade soap, lotion, body cream, lip balm and scented wax melts
• Arts Commission — Mimi Becker, Danville: artists’ corner for various artists
• Nancy Lindsay — Nancy Lindsay, Danville: sewn shopping bags, casserole holders, bowl and pot holders, quilts
• Bloomers — Elspeth Cobb, Danville: cut flower bouquets, wreaths, flower crafts, unique veggies, squash and herbs
• 543 Studio — Dionna Baker, Danville: pottery, succulent pots, garden stakes and sculptures, wall pockets, etc.
• OilyO — Sarah Wolfe, Danville: essential oils, handmade heat packs and eye pillows
• CBD etc. — Brandy Franklin, Danville: microgreens
• Mulberry Meadows — Terence Spradlin, Harrodsburg: CSA drop off, vegetables, fruits, melons
• Close to Nature — Jessica Fibbe, Danville: eggs, plants, cut flowers, herbal care products, herbal tea, dried herbs
• Palisades Point Pasture Pork — Shelley and Sam Larrabee, Lancaster: cuts of pork, sausage, produce, baked goods, spice mixes, bourbon barrel
stave chunks for smoking meat
• Boone Creek Creamery — Jonathan Thompson, Lexington: handmade artisan cheese and butter, variety of flavors
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