2nd and Monroe
Paducah, KY 42001
Category: Specialty Shops & Markets
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paducah Farmers’ Market—Calling all local gardeners, bakers, artisans and businesses
Farmers’ Market season will begin April 21st, 2014 and run thru mid-November from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday thru Saturday. Come join us at 2nd and Monroe in downtown Paducah. Vendors will be selling many homegrown products, made right here in our region, including produce, baked goods, soap and other artisan goods. The County Extension office has deemed “local” a 300 mile radius from the location of the farmers’ market. This year we will be promotingCelebration Saturdays— a time where community artisans, gardeners, and businesses can come together to showcase and sell local products that make Paducah the best city to eat, play, and live in! Stay tuned for our Grand Opening market celebration, which will be held in late May - a day of fresh food, fun and YOU, our community Spirit.
Also, on the 1st Saturday of every month the Master Food Volunteers will be doing food demos at the Farmers' Market site using recipes that feature fresh produce and on the 3rd Saturday of every month the Master Gardeners will be giving general information and how-to’s about keeping your garden, lawn and landscapes in good condition.
Community Garden Plots
The community garden is located at 14th and Madison and hosts 40-8’x12’ plots for families to grow produce. Currently 19 of the 40 plots are reserved for the 2014 growing season (April – mid-November). Although the garden is located in the historic Fountain Ave neighborhood, you do not have to live in the community to reserve a garden plot there. The community garden gives people an opportunity to grow their own produce without the worry of lack of space in their own yard, and prepping their soil for premium growth. Parks Services maintenance crews till and prep our community garden prior to the growing season each year. The soil levels are checked and regulated if needed to make sure you have an optimum base for your plants to grown. There are rules and regulations that go along with reserving a plot including only picking from your plot, maintaining your plot throughout the season, and only growing non-invasive types of plants, among others.