Friday, July 8, 2011

On the Road to a New Market

On the evening of July 6th, Growers at the Americana, along with the Growers at the 7th Street and Southside Gardens sponsored by Kentucky Office of Refugees met to discuss the new Bluegrass Global Growers Market, a market to provide healthy and affordable local food, grown right here in the southside of Louisville.

(our logo design was provided by the enormously talented Parke Lewis Custis Dewees)

We had planned to start the market this coming Saturday, the 9th of July, but because of the late plantings due to the rains of May, Growers could not commit until the following week, Saturday the 16th of July. 

If our plants are favorable, we'll be selling lettuces, cut flowers, corn, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

Agriculture Extension agents from Jefferson County, University of Kentucky, and Kentucky State University gave workshops on Farmers Market display strategies, pricing strategies, and the use of EBT and food stamps.

With any luck, we'll have a thriving market grand opening next week.

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