Friday, May 29, 2009

Market Opens THIS SATURDAY 8-12

The Bounty of the Barrens Market will open on Saturday, May 30 at 8am behind BB&T on W. Main Street in downtown Glasgow. Several local vendors will be there selling meat, produce, and crafts.  Eric Albany will be providing great live music and Wade England will be filming an episode of "Come on into My Kitchen" at the market.  So come on out and join your friends and neighbors for a morning of local products and talent at the 2009 Bounty of the Barrens Market (8am-12pm).  

Monday, May 11, 2009

We need volunteers to help at the BOTB Market

The opening day for the Bounty of the Barrens Market (May 30) is nearing. We are working diligently to get all the organizational tasks completed. The farmers are doing their best (despite our recent rain torrents) to get their crops moving forward.

We now need to ask for volunteers from the Sustainable Glasgow membership and the community at large to help us on market days.

We don't expect anyone to volunteer for every Saturday (although your offer would be accepted) but we would love to have you volunteer for at least a few Saturday mornings this summer. We most need help with setup and takedown of the market (canopies, tables, traffic cones, etc.) but help during the market hours will also be needed and welcomed. A market manager from Sustainable Glasgow will be directing volunteer activities. The market will open at 8:00 AM and close at noon. That will mean that we need to set up at around 7 AM (possibly a little earlier for some) and, of course, start taking down at noon. We will have live music and active cooking, so it will be a nice place to be if you stay through the market morning.

The creation and management of this market is a truly volunteer, community, grassroots effort. Our goal is to create a marketplace for our local and regional food producers, a place for our citizens to buy the freshest, healthiest and best local foods, and a place for us to connect and enhance our bonds of community and to have a little fun.

The greatest place for conversation, family and friends is at a dining table - and we want this to be a big community table.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, you have several ways to respond. You may contact us at 270-361-2888, at, or come to the site of the future market behind BB&T Bank on West Main Street at 1:00 PM on this Saturday, May 16 where we will be meeting for a market rehearsal.

I hope to see you at the market.

Vendor Meeting Saturday, May 16 @ 1pm

We will have another vendor meeting this Saturday, May 16 at 1pm at the market site (behind BB&T on W. Main St. in Glasgow) to discuss the specifics of the opening day of the market and answer any questions you have.  If you cannot attend this meeting, we will also be posting the information shared at the meeting on the blog.  E-mail with any questions.  

Thursday, May 7, 2009

UPDATE on Home Based Processing Certification

GOOD NEWS!  I just spoke with the KY Department for Public Health regarding the Home Based Processor certificate and they gave me these simple instructions:
If you are interested in selling baked goods or canned goods at the market, call the Department for Public Health at (502) 564-7181.  They will send you a packet in the mail to fill out and return and then they will, in turn, mail you a certificate for home processing.  NO CLASS REQUIRED.  If you are interested in sampling, please still attend the class on Tuesday, May 12 at the Ag Extension office.

I apologize for the confusion.  Again, call if you have any questions. 270.361.2888


If you are planning to attend the class on Tuesday, May 12 at the ag extension office I regret to inform you that this is NOT the Home-Based Processing workshop that I understood that it was.  It is actually a GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and Sampling Workshop.  This is still an important class as it will give you the opportunity to become certified to provide samples at the farmers' market but it will NOT give you the certification necessary to sell baked and canned goods at the market.  I understand that this workshop (the Home- Based Processing class) is only provided a few times every year and the only remaining workshop of 2009 is May 14th in Kenton County.  If you are still interested in attending this class to become certified to sell canned and baked goods at the 2009 BOTBMarket, click here for more information.  I apologize for this miscommunication.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 270.361.2888.