Farmer's Markets Louisville KY

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Beechmont Open Air Market
(502) 367-2652
4574 S. Third St.; Beechmont Baptist Church
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday 8 am - 12 noon

9th Street Farmers Market
(502) 778-4523
Roy Wilkinson Boulevard (9th & Chestnut Street); YMCA-Quinn Chapel Church P
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

18th Street Farmers' Market
(502) 778-1672
1811 Standard Ave.; Outside the historic Saint George's Catholic School
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Wed - Sat 10 am - 7 pm
County
Jefferson

St. Matthews Farmers Market
(502) 222-9504
330 N. Hubbard Lane; Massie Avenue
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September/October Monday & Thursday, 2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Bardstown Road Farmers Market
(502) 220-0947
1722 Bardstown Road; Parking Lot of the Bardstown Presbyterian Church
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Thursday 4 pm - 6:30 pm

Rainbow Blossom Farmers' Market
(502) 896-0189
3738 Lexington Road; across from Vogue Shopping Center near Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday 12 noon - 4 pm
County
Jefferson

Phoenix Hill Farmers Market
(502) 583-7133
829 E. Market St; parking lot of "The Felice" complex
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Tuesday 3 pm - 6:30 pm
County
Jefferson

Heart of St. Matthews Farmers' Market
(502) 456-2800
4100 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday 8 am - noon
County
Jefferson

Victory Park Farmers' Market
(502) 775-4041
Victory Park; 22nd and Kentucky St.
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday 12 noon - 4 pm
County
Jefferson

Old Louisville Farm Works Market
(502) 500-1459
1143 South Third St.; Parking lot of the Walnut St. Baptist Church
Lousiville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm
County
Jefferson

Tips for Growing the Perfect Tomato

Last weekend, I bought something at the farmers’ market that got me so excited I went way over budget and didn’t even wait until I got home to dig into my purchase. What got me so amped up amid crowds of pushy people before I’d even finished my morning coffee? The advent of tomato season, of course.

Farmers’ market tomatoes are a different breed—figuratively and often literally—than the hard, packaged ones in the grocery stores’ year-round produce section. They’re multicolored, they range in size from that of a Ping-Pong ball to that of a grapefruit, and the taste (oh, the taste!) is fruity, sweet, and silky all at the same time. My ode to fresh tomatoes would be one of undying love if it weren’t for the price: my breathless purchase set me back ten bucks. This got me thinking: could I grow my own tomatoes and feed my craving for the fruit while saving money—and cultivate my own green thumb at the same time?

To find out what it really takes to grow a good tomato, I consulted Penny Granberg, a grower who, according to local opinion, consistently grows the farmers’ markets’ juiciest, most flavorful tomatoes.

Should Any Home Gardener Give It a Try?
Turns out, tomatoes are one of the top crops in home gardens, since they’re easy to grow , compared with other fruits and veggies. And don’t think that tomato growing is just for Californians or Floridians—tomatoes are cold-tolerant to a certain extent. To help out gardeners nationwide with just this dilemma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the plant hardiness zone map , which divides North America into eleven zones, ranked by how cold they are (zone one being the coldest). If you look up a plant, like a certain type of tomato, it will tell you whether that plant will survive in your region. For example, one type of tomato might be cold-tolerant to zone seven, so if you live in zones seven through eleven, that’s a type that’s worth a try.

There are two basic types of tomatoes from which to choose: determinant varieties, which stop growing new vines when flowering begins (leading to a large, single crop), or indeterminate varieties, which continue to add new growth throughout the season (usually from midsummer until the first frost).

Plan for Planting
Feeling ambitious enough to start from seed? “Plant them in April,” recommends Granberg, whose Rose Lane Farm in California grows about 1,800 tomato plants each year. “Otherwise, a late frost will ruin them.” Granberg says it’s best to start from seed, but if you lack the timing or patience (or green thumb, like I do), she says, buying a young plant from a reputable nursery is also a fine way to get started, especially for first-timers.

Granberg recommends planting in April because it’s crucial to wait until any possibility of frost has passed. Check with your local garden store to find out an ideal planting time for your area.

Room to Grow
We associate tomatoes with summer because they’re warm-weather produce, which ...

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