Sometimes they have on neon vests so they can be easily seen. Most times they are carrying walkie-talkies (or even standing on a box) so they can stay aware of how many spaces are available. About 20 volunteers rotate throughout the market season to greet the market patrons and help them find the ‘perfect’ parking spot each week. This dedicated, friendly group of people are affectionately referred to as CPAs – Certified Parking Attendants. Next time you see them, flash a smile or give an appreciative wave.
Check out the The Voice-Tribune article by Bennett Duckworth about the “the freshest source of delectable eats” at St. Matthews Farmers Market. Besides quoting Penny Peavler, member of the Market Committee and editor of the Market Newsletter, the article spotlights several of the market’s vendors.
Check out the Courier-Journal article by Jere Downs about local farmers markets, with a special focus on St. Matthews Farmers Market. Besides quoting Dale Mercker, chair of the St Matthews Farmers Market Committee, and Market Manager, Stephen Yates, the article highlights several of the market’s vendors and patrons.
We’ll be raffling off 3 ‘almost new’ bicycles at the market, on Saturday, August 10. These bikes are really beautiful. Tickets will cost $5 each. When we have sold 100 tickets we’ll close the raffle.
All the money will go to buy bicycle parts like tubes, tires, brakes, etc. for the Pedal Power Project – a very worthwhile project which rehabs used bikes which are given to refugee families.
Please click here to see the recent article in the Neighborhood section of the Courier-Journal about the Pedal Power Project. Bob Callander, the founder of the St. Matthews Farmers Market, is the chairman of the Pedal Power Project.
On Saturday, August 10, you’ll have a chance to savor the flavor of a variety of heirloom tomatoes from 10:00 am until the tomatoes are gone.
Be sure to stop and taste the different varieties, then vote for your favorite. There is no charge. All of the heirlooms are donated by the farmers and vendors at the market.Reprinted from the August 10, 2013 issue of News from the St. Matthews Farmers’ Market
In an era when trust, goodwill, and a cooperative spirit are not always part of a business model, the St. Matthews Farmers Market wants to recognize those founding farmers and vendors who put their faith in its existence and continue to demonstrate those qualities.
When the idea of the market was planted 7 years ago, it was clear that having good vendors would be crucial to its success. Since the market was untested, vendors were taking a chance by signing up to participate. Fortunately, this group did and they are still part of the market. Without them, and the others who have joined since then, Saturday mornings in St. Matthews would be a bit duller!
Hats off to:
Black Cat Pottery – Louisville
Ear’s What’s Poppin’ – Louisville
Full Heart Farm – Prospect
Gallrein Farms – Shelbyville
Garey Farms – Paris
Graf’s Produce and Plants – Memphis, IN
Gypsy Ridge Farm – Campbellsburg, IN
Harmony Fields Farm – Shelbyville
Highland Moor Nursery – Midway
Holy Branch Gourds – Bethlehem
Innisfail Farm – Louisville
Jackson Produce – Borden, IN
Organic Acres – Odon, IN
Rattlesnake Hill Farm – Bloomfield
Sunergos Coffee – Louisville
Sunshine Farms – LaGrange
Triple J Farm – Georgetown
Wildflour Bakehouse – LouisvilleReprinted from the June 29, 2013 issue of News from the St. Matthews Farmers’ Market