Our Saturday Farmer’s Market

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***NOTICE FOR 2017***

Due to a significant change in our mission this year, we are still working on a new Farmer’s Market Schedule. We will likely not be open every Saturday, but rather one Saturday per month, and may open on Friday nights. Please stay tuned and keep checking back for updates.

On June 14, 2014 we opened our Saturday Farmer’s Market At Steepleview Farm and in conjunction with the market, we opened “The Upper Texas Smokehouse” Bistro where we cooked what many said was the “best” pulled pork they have ever eaten. It turned out to be a wonderful success right from the start. You have to come visit. We will open only on specified Saturdays in 2017 so sign up for our newsletter and be sure to check our “news and updates” category above for expanded hours and specials and for the latest up to the minute news.

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IMG_5881It’s hard to believe that we are entering our third successful season of the Saturday Farmer’s Market at Steepleview Farm.  What began as a dream is now a successful reality every Saturday all summer long.

Our research taught us that most successful markets were located in upscale areas with plenty of customers nearby who all wanted the experiences of the marketplace, the ambiance and of course a source of good healthy farm to table food.  A built in customer base made all the difference in the world and attracted tons of vendors.

We also found though that even in upscale areas where a customer base was present, some markets were a dud because they did not attract good quality vendors, in large numbers.  What a dilemma, vendors want to go where the customers are but customers don’t want to go where there are few good vendors.

So we came up with another idea.  First, we built an incredibly beautiful market in an area with stunning views, high visibility, heavy traffic flow and added a permanent structure to notify customers that we are here to stay.

Second, we put in a Kentucky Proud store offering quaint and high quality food, crafts, art and hand made Kentucky Proud goods.

Third, we put a lot of time and effort into developing an onsite Farmer’s Market food service, with a menu that people say offers uncommonly good food, at an affordable price, in a place you’d never expect to get it.

And then we topped it all off with very friendly, transparent, open customer service that makes people feel like they are on a vacation.

And what has this accomplished?  Every Saturday we have over 100 customers coming by our market, looking for produce, looking for good food, looking to establish a relationship with their farmer.

But, alas, we know we can get better.  The customers are coming, the place is beautiful, the food is great, our reputation is spreading, our advertising is everywhere, and now we are ready for more vendors, the key to making this the “go to” spot for farm to table food all summer long.

We look forward to our third season, and we invite you to come visit, come shop, come eat and of course for our fellow Kentucky Proud members, to come set up with us and meet our customers with your own brand of wholesome goodness, friendly service and come grow with us!

We look forward to serving you.

Opening DayIt won’t be long now and our Saturday Farmer’s Market will be opening for the season.

We plan to have live plants for sale by Mother’s Day weekend, to sell some spring onions, lettuce, radishes and other early goodies like honey and eggs until we open in full swing right after Memorial Day.

And when we open in full swing, look for our expanded menu at the “Upper Texas Smokehouse” which this year will include wood fired artisan pizzas!

So we are getting ready, we are getting set and soon it will be GO TIME!

We look so forward to seeing you at the market this year.

And don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with all of the specials, events and happenings here at Steepleview Farm.

IMG_5875-SMILEAfter an incredible first season at our farmer’s market we have closed now for the winter.  We do hope to offer Christmas Trees, with the usual niceties to go along with that such as hot chocolate, warm cider, cookies and such, but it’s getting to be time to close for the year.

Our produce has been bountiful and is now all gobbled up.  Our smokehouse was rolling and our chopped pork was a hit.  But now we turn our attention to the need to winterize the market, put all of our picking baskets and trays away, move the few remaining items of merchandise to a heated environment and say “so long” until next Spring.

Hope to see you for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season this year (notices more likely than not on our Facebook page) and then keep in touch, give us a review and look forward the the newly planted crops of 2015.

Thank every one of you for a great season at The Saturday Farmer’s Market at Steepleview Farm!

market from road 640We are getting a lot of visitors from all over the region. Look for us on the road and be sure to come visit!

Produce Is Now Available

July 6, 2014

This past weekend we picked and sold our first harvest of the season.  Crisp and sweet Blue Lake Beans sold quickly.  Our “Mucho Nacho” Jalapeno peppers are available in abundance.  We have hundreds of the “Boston Pickling” variety of cucumbers in the perfect size for your pickling needs and we have hundreds of sweet fresh […]

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Coming Soon, Our Brand New Farmer’s Market!

March 2, 2014

We’ve traveled the nation looking for the best ideas in a Farmer’s Market and with the help of our design team we plan to open ours to you this Spring! Stay tuned for more details.  And by all means, check us out on Facebook!

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