Farmer's Market Frankfort KY

Local resource for farmer’s market in Frankfort. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to local produce and organic food, as well as advice and content on healthy eating.

Franklin County Farmers Market
(502) 695-9035
404 Wilkinson Blvd.; Kentucky Riverview Park Farmers Market Pavilion
Frankfort, KY
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 7:00a.m. - Sell Out
County
Franklin

Woodford County Farmers Market II
(859) 753-8276
Green Street; Behind the Versailles Presbyterian Church
Versailles, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Woodford

Anderson County Farmers Market
(502) 859-3202
US 127 Bypass North; Across from Technical College
Lawrenceburg, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Monday-Friday, 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.; Sunday, 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Scott County Farmers Market I
(502) 863-0989
Corner of Champion Way and Cherry Blossom
Georgetown, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Wednesday 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Shelby County Farmers Market I
(502) 633-7868
Shelby County Fairgrounds; Coots Barn on US 60 West
Shelbyville, KY
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
County
Shelby

Franklin County Farmers Market
404 Wilkinson Blvd
Frankfort, KY
 
Woodford County Farmers Market I
(859) 753-8276
275 Beasley Drive; Falling Springs Recreation Center
Versailles, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Monday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Woodford

Woodford County Farmers Market III
(859) 753-8276
Woodford County Courthouse
Versailles, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Woodford

Scott County Farmers Market II
(502) 863-0989
Main Street; Courthouse Square
Georgetown, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Friday 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

Owen County Farmers' Market
(502) 484-5236
100 Thomas St.; Courthouse square
Owenton, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Friday, 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
County
Owen

Agriculture Shock

The simple act of planting a seed and watching it grow has degraded
into bizarre synthetic agriculture based on chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
More disturbing still are the so-called genetically modified “Frankenfoods” that
further distance fruits and vegetables from nature. But most distressing of all,
chemical agriculture’s crops may contain significantly less nutrition than you think.

By Eric Schneider

November 2007

 When thinking of agriculture, it’s easy to imagine the scene of a farmer in a sunlit field or Johnny Appleseed planting a future orchard. However romantic, these notions touch on the inherent simplicity of farming, which—at its most basic—involves people working with nature to produce food beyond their immediate needs. What doesn’t come to mind are planes dropping clouds of chemicals on an expanse of crops or scientists working to modify plant genes. But, increasingly, these are common aspects of modern agriculture.

 Natural farming methods served the world well for thousands of years. But while the Industrial Revolution brought about exponential innovation and vastly greater yields, in the last half of the 20th century even these strides seemed insufficient in the face of surging population and an insatiable desire for productivity above all else. This quest for ever-higher yields initially focused on deterring crop-eating animals and insects, ultimately leading to many decidedly non-organic tactics.

The elder statesmen of unnatural agricultural practices, chemical pesticides came into prominence during the 1940s. Though pesticides were generally quite effective in exterminating harmful insects, it was discovered that they also left behind compounds that poisoned the environment. This issue was publicly exposed in writer/biologist Rachel Carson’s renowned 1962 book, Silent Spring, which led to the widespread banning of the synthetic DDT and essentially jump-started the environmental movement. But pesticide use has continued (and even increased) since that time, resulting in depletion of nutrients in the soil—which, in turn, means less nutrients in crops—as well as chemical residues that remain in produce. While the Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) sets limits on pesticides, the trace amounts allowed in many foods can still be linked directly to illnesses such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. In a 2005 report published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a disturbing 73% of fresh fruit and vegetables tested showed detectable pesticide residues.

Frankenfood Future?
    Concern about pesticides not only brought about increased environmental awareness, it prompted a shift towards organic food, particularly in recent years. Generally overlapping with this period, however, has been the rise of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the result of scientists altering the structure of plants to obtain a specific immunity or trait rather than ach...

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