Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wizard of Oz at the Market

Performing at the Market this Saturday will be cast members from the local stage production of the Wizard of Oz. They will feature some of the songs from this weekend's show at the Plaza Theater. They will also perform some favorite tunes from past local theater productions including Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Children of Eden, and Cinderella. Those of you who have seen those shows know what a treat this will be.

Buckhead Cafe will be cooking and offering prepared foods at the market.

Our vendors are flush with local summer fruits and vegetables, meats, farm eggs, cheeses, baked goods and flowers. Fresh squeezed lemonade is a summer favorite available at one of the vendors' tents.

If you have never visited the Bounty of the Barrens Farmers' Market, this Saturday is a great time to give it a try. If you have visited the market, you know that this Saturday should not be missed.

Come visit with your friends, enjoy the entertainment, have a bite to eat, buy some fresh local goods from the vendors and share a great summer Saturday morning here in downtown Glasgow, Kentucky.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Keith Vincent's New CD

I have had several people contact me about purchasing Keith Vincent's new CD "Long Dry Spell" can do so on his website at Thanks again to Mr. V and all of his fans for coming out to the Bounty of the Barrens Market last Saturday!

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 25 Market Happenings

If you have not yet been to the Bounty of the Barrens Market, or if you are a regular customer, tomorrow's market is going to be a great one to attend. We have lots and lots of local produce in right now and have a special musical guest, Mr. Keith Vincent. Mr. Vincent was the band director at Glasgow High School during the nineties and continues his career in music today. Sorrento will be at the market preparing lots of yummy dishes for you to sample as well. See you all tomorrow from 8-12 behind BB&T in Glasgow!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

100 Mile Potluck this Saturday!

The Barren County Extension District Board, Barren County Extension Council will be hosting the area's first 100 Mile Potluck on Saturday, July 18, after the BOTBM from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Barren County Extension Office Auditorium at 1463 West Main Street in Glasgow.

Similar events are scheduled around the state as well discussed in this article from today's Courier Journal, but this is our local event and Sustainable Glasgow encourages everyone to put together a a potluck dish to feed 8-10 people, made with locally grown or produced foods from within one hundred miles of Glasgow. The easy way to do this will be to attend our Bounty of the Barrens Market on Saturday morning and find some excellent ingredients to turn into a dish by Saturday afternoon! We know you can do it!

For more information about this event, please contact the Barren County Extension Office at 270-651-3818.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Look Who Wants to be Local Now!

I just ran across this article by Stacy Mitchell, author of a really fantastic book, Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses . Not only is the book great, but this article is very timely as Sustainable Glasgow fights to identify true local businesses and direct more business their way. I hope you enjoy the article and that it helps you stay on the look out for real local businesses as opposed to those that just happen to have an outlet in the area.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lauren Talks SG and BOTBM on WBKO

In case you missed it, Lauren was recently on WBKO Midday Live to discuss Sustainable Glasgow and Bounty of the Barrens Market. Click on this link to see it.

Friday, July 3, 2009

WCLU Radio - A True LOCAL Radio Station

When I moved to Glasgow in 1991, I was a dedicated Public Radio listener. In moves from Nashville to Bowling Green to Lexington I developed a routine of listening to the local NPR station in the mornings and on commutes. My mother in law, Zara Alexander, told me early on that I simply must listen to WCLU Radio to know what is going on in and around Glasgow and Barren County. I resisted at first, considering myself a sophisticated listener and not yet fully engaged in the community. When I finally did succumb and tuned in to WCLU, I realized that she was right and my morning routine for the last 18 years has included Henry Royse and WCLU.

We sometimes get complacent and comfortable with our local assets and don't appreciate them until they are gone. A great local asset for Glasgow and Barren County is WCLU Radio. Henry Royse and his crew focus on local news and activities and help to create a real sense of COMMUNITY. If something is going on in "The Barrens" it will be reported on WCLU. Public Service Announcements, obituaries, local, county and state government news, school news and announcements,local features, and local history are all part of the fare along with some eclectic music choices. When you listen to WCLU, you get a sense of the place where you live and a connection to those who share that place.

In his seminal book "Deep Economy" Bill McKibben wrote a chapter about the benfits and charms of local radio versus canned radio produced distantly. Here in Glasgow, at WCLU, we are blessed to have just what McKibben was writing about - a local radio station that thrives on and with the community it serves. Local radio is a great example of successful local entrepreneurship.

WCLU has been a great supporter of the Bounty of the Barrens Farmers' Market. Every Friday just after 7:30AM they offer a spot for a live interview (simultaneously shown on EPB cable channel 6) with our musical performer(s) of the week. At the market we are presenting local/regional musicians a stage to demonstrate their talents and support our local farmers. Henry is offering them a platform to discuss their performance and how music fits into and impacts their lives. It is great local radio - be sure to tune in. Henry's interviews with our musicians are always fun and engaging.

I appreciate how WCLU local radio enhances the quality of my life as a citizen of Glasgow/Barren County. It is part of our "bounty" here in the Barrens, not to be taken for granted. Kudos to Henry Royse and his crew.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Join us at the market on July 4th!!

Just wanted to let you all know that the Bounty of the Barrens Market WILL be open this Saturday, July 4th! Summer is really getting into full swing now and that means more LOCAL PRODUCE at the market. As always, there will be a great selection of local meats as well- perfect for your 4th of July cookout! So, be sure to make a stop by the BOTBM Saturday morning and get all of the necessities for your local celebrations. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!