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Belknap Farmers Market opens Thursday

Runs ever Thursday through Oct. 13

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 18, 2016) — The Belknap Farmers Market will return to 3rd Street and Brandeis Avenue from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, featuring 14 diverse vendors selling everything from cookies and honey to tea and soap. The Farmers Market will run each Thursday through Oct. 13.

The market will feature five new vendors this year, including DelectaBites (cookies, cakes, ice cream), Good Family Farm (fresh produce), Purl’s Pecans (pecan fudge), Crigger Farms (a beekeeping farm that sells honey, apple butter, peanut butter, honey bourbon balls and more), and Paradise Tea (several types of tea).

Returning vendors include:

  • Emily & Travis Ross’s New Farm (formerly Em & T’s Louisville Farm, selling CSA pork shares and pork cuts)
  • UofL’s Get Healthy Now (providing activity-based demonstrations and information)
  • Granny’s Delights (vegetables, canned pickles, salsa, jams, jellies and homemade bread loaves)
  • Green Farm (fresh vegetables and fruit, stuffed pancakes, miso noodles and more)
  • Lowe Creek Farm (apple turnovers, ginger cookies, apple butter, dried apples, frozen blueberries, baby carrots, chocolate granola and more)
  • Pop’s Kettle Corn (kettle corn, caramel corn, lemon shakeups, iced tea)
  • Swallow Rail Farm (eggs, lamb, whole and half chicken)
  • Use Good Scents (deodorants, lotion, body butter, detergent, hand soap and more, all made with organic oils and butters)

UofL’s Health Promotion Wellbeing Central will also be on hand with its RAH-Mobile, transporting produce around campus and providing recipes for the Farmers Market newsletter.

Additionally this year, the Louisville Water Company will provide pure tap water and door prizes will be handed out.

On Sept. 8 and Oct. 6, Chef Mat Shalenko, a formally-trained chef and certified health coach, will provide cooking demonstrations and samples.

The Gray Street Farmers Market also opens Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market, which caters to the HSC campus and surrounding neighborhoods, features 11 vendors, including some who are available at both markets.