LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/19/13) – You can find fresh produce at any local supermarket. But, where else can you find produce, along with the farmer who grew it?
At the Lexington Farmer's Market, you can find fresh fruit and vegetables that come straight from the ground to your home. Farmers set up booths with their produce and sell them for reasonable prices. The market sets up shop in different areas in Lexington throughout the week:
•Sunday, Southland Dr., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 27.
•Tuesday and Thursday, S. Broadway and Maxwell, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. until November 26.
•Saturday, Cheapside Park, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. until November 30.
The Smith family has been selling their produce at the farmer's market for 43 years. Mr. Smith, who does a great deal of the farming, said there's a large variety of produce at the market, but some fruits and vegetables depend on the weather while they are growing.
“We try to provide the freshest and best fruits and vegetables that are available at that time,” said Smith. “Weather is everything. You never know what weather you're going to get, you just anticipate. Farming is a gamble anyway.”
No matter what the weather, you're bound to find your favorite produce at one of the farmer's market locations. Listed below are some examples of fruits and vegetables you can find and their approximate prices, depending on the vendor:
•Eggplant, $1 a pound.
•Sweet peppers, $2 a basket.
•Tomatoes, $2 a pound.
•Cucumbers, $3 a quart.
•New White Potatoes, $3 a quart.
•Sweet Freestone Peaches, $1.79 a pound.
•Yellow Squash, $1.79 a pound.
•Sweet Vidalia Onions, $1.79 a pound.
•Large Cucumbers, $1 for two.
•Red Bell Peppers, $1 each.
•Green Bell Peppers, $1 for two.
•Super Queen White Sweet Corn, $1 for three.
Other products you can buy at the farmer's market include honey and honey products, soap and body care products and local wines. For more information about the Lexington Farmer's Market, visit www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com.
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