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Farmers market offers food and fresh air

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

By Raegan Franklin


The Douglass Loop Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Douglass Boulevard Christian Church, about a half mile from campus, at 2005 Douglass Blvd.

“Going to the farmers market is honestly one of my favorite ways to decompress after a long week of school. It’s just nice to get some fresh air and give my brain a little break from the week I had,” Bellarmine junior Gionna Combs said.

Bellarmine sophomore Chloe Freilinger said: “I go to the Douglass Loop Farmers Market for most of my goods. I just feel like the goods I’m getting there are natural and better for me.”

Market manager Cindy Lamb said the market has become a “destination.” It attracts people “who enjoy food from the native farmers and chefs of four countries and people who love music or rosemary mint addicts like myself,” she said.

The Douglass Loop Farmers Market offers fresh foods from local vendors including items such as meats, cheeses, eggs, vegetables and baked goods. Lamb said the market offers “all kinds of honey, soaps, beeswax candles, pottery, house plants and landscaping plants.” She said the market will also offer more gift items and art as the holiday season approaches.

Market vendor Denise Beam with Sugar Beam Cookies said: “Our big thing is samples. We like to bring people in, have them try our cookies and decide if they would like to purchase some.”

The Douglass Loop Farmers Market is registered with Kentucky Proud- The Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The market does not require facial coverings, but hand sanitizer and facial masks are provided at the entrance. The market will close for the winter on Dec. 10 and re-open in April.

Vendors set up tents to sell goods at the Douglass Loop Farmers Market while patrons relax in the grass.


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