Farmer's Markets Somerset KY

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Pulaski County Growers Association I
(606) 423-2939
On E Mt. Vernon Street; Rear of Food Fair's parking lot
Somerset, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-December Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Pulaski

Pulaski County Growers Association II
(606) 423-2939
Corner of E. Mt. Vernon and South Central Streets; First Methodist Church p
Somerset, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-December Saturday 7 am - 4 pm

Mountain Farmers Market
(606) 593-6584
Lee County Senior Citizens Building; At the Picnic Shelter on Route 11
Beattyville, KY
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m. Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 12:00noon
County
Lee

Somerset Farmers Market
(606) 451-8947
Somerset Mall Parking Lot; South Parking Area off US 27
Somerset, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, Saturday, 8 am - 4 pm
County
Pulaski

Boyd County Farmers Market
2420 Center Street
Catlettsburg, KY
 
Somerset Farmers Market
(606) 451-8947
Somerset Mall Parking Lot; South Parking Area off US 27
Somerset, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, Saturday, 8 am - 4 pm
County
Pulaski

Jeffersontown Farmers Market
(502) 267-1674
10434 Watterson Trail; City Pavilion
Jeffersontown, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm Saturday 7:30 am - noon
County
Jefferson

The Temple Farmers Market
(502) 423-1818
5101 US Hwy 42; Corner of US42 and Lime Kiln Lane
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Monday, 3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Bradford Square Farmers Market
4000 Fort Campbell Blvd
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Johnson County Farmers Market
(606) 789-8108
F M Stafford Avenue; 1-1/2 Blocks East of KY 321
Paintsville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-Mid September Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00p.m. - Sell Out

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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