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Welcome to the SKY Farmers Market!

Your best source for farm fresh, seasonal, locally grown food in Bowling Green, KY.

Local Food Tastes Better

100% Locally Grown 100% of the Time

The SKY Farmers Market brings you an incredible variety of the best produce, milk, meats, eggs, cheese, jams, baked goods, bedding plants, flowers, hot breakfast, coffee, arts and crafts, dog biscuits and more! All of it exclusively from local farmers and artisans, and all in a fun, social atmosphere with your friends and neighbors.

Your Local Farmers, Your Local Community

SKY Farmers Market is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization serving the community of Bowling Green and the region's farmers. We strive to provide the freshest local farm products, best horticultural items and most interesting crafts in the region. The SKY Farmers Market is Bowling Green's only inspected "producer-only" market. That means we have taken great care to assure that you are always buying quality produce directly from the farmer who grew it.

Of course, that also means we don't have watermelons in May, but when we do have them in late June or July, you're buying fresh, local Kentucky melons straight from the grower. Buying local supports local farmers and the local economy and assures that you're getting the freshest, best-tasting and most nutritious foods.

Get Involved - Become a SKY Market Partner

Become a partner of SKY Farmers Market today and join the local food revolution!  We are reaching out to the community to create awareness of the benefits of buying and eating local. With hands-on demonstrations, special events, and community outreach, we want to be involved in educating young and old alike on why it's so special to live a healthy and sustainable life.

The SKY Market is creating new opportunities for community sponsors and volunteers to get involved. Contact Us to become a SKY Community Partner today!

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Directions to the SKY Market

215 US 31-W Bypass

The SKY Farmers Market is located on the 31-W Bypass at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. We're just past Kroger, opposite the water plant and adjacent to the Medical Center - WKU Health Science Complex and School of Nursing.

 

 

Joining the SKY Farmers Market

Information for farmers and artists interested in joining our market

The Southern Kentucky Regional Farmers Market

The SKY Farmers Market started in the summer of 2003 as a collaboration between farmers, business people, and other concerned people. We all wanted a place where local farmers could gather to market their products and Bowling Green's citizens could gather to buy fresh, local produce.

We quickly decided that this market would be different by allowing only items grown or produced by the members to be sold. For our customers, it means that there is never a question where the produce is grown and the produce is always local and fresh - not "trucked in." For the farmers, it means that there is never any competition with produce grown out-of-state or out-of-country.

We also wanted this market to be a place for social gatherings; a place where friends gather on Saturday mornings to visit over their weekly shopping.

It has been successful beyond our wildest dreams. The SKY Farmers Market defined a new era in Bowling Green's local food movement, providing a top-quality producer-only market backed up by on-farm inspections. The SKY Farmers Market has been connecting local farmers and consumers in Bowling Green for more than 10 years.

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Would you like to join our market?

If so, take a look at our member documents. We start inspecting all members in early to mid March in preparation for our mid-April Opening Day. When you decide to join, please remember your farm/business must be inspected before you sell at the market, so give us enough time to arrange that. Two or more weeks would be helpful. We'll call you to arrange a time for the inspection of your farm/business.

Please read carefully through the market guidelines and, if applicable, the HB 391 regulations before filling out your application.

Also, if you intend to do sampling of your product(s), you will need to attend a session on the state's sampling rules. Your county extension office can help you with locations where it will be held. Learn more about sampling from the new UK agricultural extension guide, Best Practices for Sampling at Farmers Markets.

We are governed by a board of directors that has a farmer majority and most staff work is done by volunteers. If you are interested in joining the market or if you have any questions, please contact us.

The SKY Farmers Market

Your best source for farm fresh, seasonal, locally grown food in Bowling Green, KY.

Local Food Tastes Better

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Produce Availability

Because we know eating seasonally is important to our customers and EVERYONE wants to know just when they can expect that first vine-ripened tomato, we offer you the chart below. It is specific to outdoor production in Southern Kentucky. Farmers with high tunnels or greenhouses could have items both earlier and/or later.

Produce Availability Chart

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Phone Joe O'Daniel at 270-782-3932.



Indoor Holiday Market

November - December
Saturdays 8am-1pm

315 Beech Bend Rd.
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