These Two Farmer’s Markets are Winning during Quarantine
It’s spring and Louisville loves farmer’s markets. Can you still shop a farmer’s market when social distancing restrictions are in place?
Yes! There are farmer’s markets that are catering to everyone’s needs even during a global pandemic.
Are farmer’s markets still open now? If you are looking for great variety, these two great markets provide many options from local farmers and artisans. When you are looking for produce, baked good, or meat, these are definitely fantastic options for you. Be sure to check updates on their social media accounts so you don’t miss vendor posts and specials.
This market has drive thru! Open Tuesdays 4-6PM & Saturdays 2-4PM. Check their Facebook page each week and they have an order form for you to pre-order your items (it’s also on their website). You submit the form to their website or via text the day prior to the market. You are good to go for Saturday. Payment? Be read to pay with a card when you get there and they will deliver your items to your car. You don’t get out! But, you still support local farmer’s with your purchase. WINNING at keeping farmer’s markets open!
Things they have had on their menu (too many to truly list): Homemade pizza dough, jellies and jams, many varieties of vegetables, fruit butters, many cuts of steak and pork, pretzel buns, Bundt cakes, homemade salsa, artisan soaps, Elderberry syrup, cupcakes and other desserts.
This market has made adaptations for social distancing. Here’s how it works. They have a list of vendors on their website. The ones in bold take pre-orders for the upcoming Saturday market. You order directly from the vendor and pre-pay. At the farmer’s market from 10am – 1pm, drive in from Douglass Blvd and stop top open your trunk. Put a sign in your window indicating which vendor(s) you ordered from and your name. The vendors will bring the orders to you.
Things vendors offer: Pork, baked goods, produce, flowers, eggs, and more.
Yes, there are farmer’s markets still open but there are also great local groceries stores you should check out also!