Saturday’s market day was hot and dusty. The morning began a little slow but traffic picked up well after a bit.
Thanks to everyone who came by for a visit.
We are getting great reviews on our first cookbook, “FARM FRESH RECIPES from the Boyle County Farmers’ Market.” The collection of our favorite recipes, using fresh fruits, vegetables and meats offered at our market throughout the season, is a keeper.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, see any of our vendors.
The cookbooks retail for $10.75. If you would like for us to send one to you or ship one to a friend, add $2.50 for shipping.
For more information, e-mail Donna Bush at email@example.com. Please reference “Cookbook Sale” in the subject line.
Watch this column for an upcoming announcement regarding our Customer Appreciation Day.
This week’s featured vendor: Windhover Farm
Owners: Larry Swartz and Genia McKee
Beef, lamb and goat, born and raised on our farm in Garrard County. Our animals are rotationally grazed and always on pasture.
We do not use growth hormones, antibiotics or steroids. We have steaks, roasts, stew cubes, ground and chops.
We also sell and deliver whole and half sides to your freezer, and will custom make packages to fit your needs.
Here are some of the goodies available at our market this week:
Veggies and fruit:asparagus; blueberries; broccoli; cucumbers; green beans; onions; peaches (South Carolina); pea (snap and shell); radishes; tomatoes (heirloom); yellow squash; zucchini
Meats: beef; chicken; lamb; pork
Other: Fresh eggs
Baked goods: sourdough breads and rolls; Amish Friendship Breads; granola; cakes
Canned goods: jams and jellies
Plants: flowers; herbs; vegetables
The Boyle County Farmers Market is located at the Boyle County Fairgrounds in Danville. The market manager is Gary Taylor of Knobview Farms (859) 332-2539. Hours for the market are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Application for the 2011 Boyle County Farmers’ Market membership is now closed.