The Richmond Register

September 3, 2013

County farmer’s markets continue outside through October, Berea’s then to move indoors

Time to grow cool season veggies

By Crystal Wylie
Register News Writer

BEREA — The Berea Farmer’s Market is open every Tuesday 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and every Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the front lawn of St. Joseph Hospital, 305 Estill Street.

The market features more than 20 regulars, but may sometimes include up to 40 vendors, said  Therese Hildebrand, market manager.

While many vendors sell locally grown fruits and vegetables, the market offers a wide range of products, such as: baked goods, granola, flowers, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, baskets, art, natural soaps and body lotions.

The Berea Farmer’s market will continue to operate at its outdoor location through October, Hildebrand said. However, an indoor venue is yet to be determined and will be announced on the website (bereafarmersmarket.org) or at the market before the move.

The Berea Farmer’s Market also is looking for a new market manager to start in October when Hildebrand leaves for her new home in Florida, she said. Visit the website for details.

Madison County Farmer’s Market

The Madison County Farmer’s Market will continue through early-October at its two locations.

On Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, the market is open in the Lowe’s parking lot off the Eastern Bypass.

On Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market is open on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus but the location has been moved from the parking lot between Dupree and Palmer residence halls to the area in front of the Keen Johnson Building (near the Daniel Boone statue).

Time to grow cool season veggies

By Amanda Sears

Extension Agent

Just because it’s fall, you don’t have to stop growing vegetables. A small poly hoop house, coldframe, hotbed or other structure can easily be built or purchased.

Inside these structures you can successfully grow and harvest most of the cool season vegetables, including radishes, lettuce, carrots, beets, turnips, spinach, onions, kale, parsley, and cabbage. Your harvest then can continue late into the winter.

Row covers can also be used to extend the season on vegetables that may otherwise succumb to a killing frost, such as tomatoes, peppers or cucumbers. Plant covers trap heat and protect the crop from cold night time temperatures.

For more details on gardening in autumn, call the Madison County Extension Office at 623-4072, or check out www2.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/id/id128/id128.pdf.