I came to you last week with my guide to Murray, Kentucky – however, I left out details about one of the highlights: The Murray Downtown Farmer Market!
It’s one of the best that I’ve been to in the state – and that is an accolade that I do not take lightly.
The Farmer’s Market is held downtown on Saturday mornings. It was quite rainy when I went, thus not all vendors were out; even yet, it proved to be incredibly fruitful. I can’t imagine how much I would have purchased had I been there on a sunny day!
The one thing that I love most about my job? Connecting with passionate, hardworking Kentuckians. At each booth, I talked to the owner. One had a passion for flowers and environmental sustainability. One was third-generation. One started as a passion project with their spouse. One lucked out and discovered a fantastic recipe. One wanted to restart a family tradition. How special is that? Our Commonwealth is chock-full of talented people; be sure to seek them – and other Kentucky Proud businesses – out!
Now, for the goodies!
How adorable are these eggplants?
Speaking of eggplants – have you ever seen a white one? I was so surprised – they were gorgeous!
For all of your pumpkin + gourd needs, you’ll get fixed right up at the Farmer’s Market! It’s fall, y’all – my favorite time of year!
A favorite of mine — these pickles, named “Redneck Pickles”. They are quickly depleting in quantity out of my refrigerator!
Another favorite – Earth’s Bounty Granola. Very affordably priced at $4/bag (granola is so pricey to make!), this is truly a bang for your buck. My only regret? Not buying two bags!
Earth’s Bounty also bakes amazing, from-scratch bread. Divine, y’all!
The other highlight? Barkley Hills Honey! This whipped honey has the perfect texture and consistency. It would be great on toast or any bread – however, I must confess: I’ve mostly been eating it by the spoon!
It is, simply put, legendary.
Another bargain? Goldenrods – our state flower! There’s something about them that reminds me of home. They are reminiscent of rolling fields of Kentucky farmland — the simple, gorgeous rurality that I adore.
PS: These were .25 cents a stem (four are pictured below)! A beautiful bouquet for $1. Score!
The only way to make the trip better? Going with your Granny or a loved one. Don’t forget to snap a pic!
These memories – the organic, simple, easy times – are some of my most memorable.
If you haven’t been to Murray, Kentucky – or if you haven’t been recently – what’s stopping you? Get goin’, y’all!
As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!
Y’all come back now, ya hear?
FTC: This a commissioned post; however, all opinions are my own.