Dog Days of Summer

Saturday August 4, 2012
5th and High St., 7am-12noon

Bring your dog, bring your friends! It's gonna be a big time at the SKY Farmers Market this weekend with our Dog Days of Summer Bash!

As part of the celebration, there will be live music, professional massage, and a dog photo contest run by Jim Sears of Zutrav Dog Biscuits.

Plus we're serving up a great hot breakfast, all the mouth-watering summer produce including peaches, sweet corn, tomatoes, and melons, as well as pastured meat, milk, and eggs, bread and baked goods, cool art and handmade crafts, even fresh strawberries!

August is hot and sunny, but it's the beginning of the end of summer. Savor the sweet, rich, full flavor of summer produce right now at its absolute best. Fall is not so far off on the horizon and a change of seasons will be here soon enough. Enjoy the warmth and generosity of summer at the SKY Farmers Market while it lasts.

And bring your friends!

See you there!

2nd Annual Dog Days of Summer Event
This Saturday August 4, 2012

dogs at the market

Dog Days of Summer Extravaganza!

We're a dog friendly market, and this Saturday we're throwing a dog party to let our four-footed friends know just how much we appreciate them. There will be live music, massage, and a photo contest for you and your pooch.

The Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society will be on hand for the event, showing off some of their furry buddies, providing information, and collecting donations for the animal shelter. Bring an item to donate to the shelter and you'll be entered in a drawing to win one of our new sage-green organic cotton SKY Farmers Market t-shirts.

New T-Shirt

Items that are always needed at the shelter include:

  • Cat litter (clay, not scoop)
  • Bleach
  • Copy paper
  • plastic litter boxes
  • double sided food/water bowls

In addition to our doggy activities, blues funk guitarist Dave Givens will be performing live music and masseuse Juanita Rodriguez will be offering free chair massages to SKY Market customers beginning around 9am.

Juanita Rodriguez - Energy Balance
Massage Therapy and Medical Massage

I have been practicing massage therapy since 1989 when I did some training at the Cayce-Reilly School of Massotherapy in Virginia Beach. I also did some training at that time in Healing Touch Therapy, which is energy work (to balance the body energies). I then lived, studied, and practiced massage in Gloucestershire, England for five years. I have been practicing here in Bowling Green, KY for the past eight years.

I do mostly a mixture of Swedish massage (strokes) and acupressure, for pain relief. My goal is to ease pain on all the levels... physical, mental, and emotional. The training and experience that I have had in massage, aromatherapy, healing touch, cranio-sacral therapy, positional release therapy, etc., help me to accomplish this. Really, it is all about moving stuck or slow-moving blood, lymph, energies, and even memories, etc. The results can be pretty wonderful. I love what I do!

I am pleased to be associated with our wonderful farmers markets here in Bowling Green. Getting a massage is only part of the work. In order to be healthy and maintain balance, a person needs to be proactive, and take care of themselves with good, healthy food, exercise, and a loving and positive attitude.

I look forward to seeing you on the 4th with free chair massage.

Information For Dogs Visiting the Market

Good Dog

The SKY Farmers Market is a great place to get out and spend some quality time with your family, get some exercise and fresh air, and socialize with all kinds of friendly people and other dogs. Here are some tips and suggestions to help make it a fun time for everyone.

Stay Close. It's a busy place. With so many people, animals, cars, kids, food…. It's best to stay on a short leash.

Look But Don't Touch. There's all kinds of cool stuff at the market. But remember that people will be taking this stuff home to eat. Some of them might not appreciate having your nose on their food.

Be Nice. Dogs should be polite to people and other dogs at the market, but you don't have to say hi to EVERYONE. Let other dogs go about their business and be respectful of people who don't get along with dogs.

Kids Are People, Too. Treat kids of all ages with respect. It's up to you and your owner to be sure you and kids at the market get along, and you don't let them get on your nerves.

Not all dogs belong at a farmers market. Dogs that can get aggressive with other dogs or people should stay home. Signs of stress like yawning and shaking, excessive drooling, licking, and panting, or a cowering or aggressive posture mean the busy market is not the place for you. You'll be much happier out of the crowd.

With your good behavior and your owner's good sense, you're sure to have a great time at the market every week. Dog Days or not, it's always a party at the SKY Market.

Farm Profile:
Hepner Honeybee Farms


2012 has been an interesting year in the honeybee apiary. (As if there is ever an un-interesting year keeping bees!) Just like any farmer/producer enduring a variety of atypical weather patterns, beekeepers have dealt with the same bounties of production and challenges of extremes this year.

When spring began sprouting produce earlier than usual this year, honeybee behavior was no exception to the rule. Bees began to forage nectar and store honey beginning in late February. March and April were robust months for honey production as the weather patterns "clicked" just right for most of the typical spring blooms of locust, tulip poplar, clover, and a variety of wild flowers.

As quickly as the honey boom started, the honey bust was just as rapid when the extremely hot and dry weather of June began. But for beekeepers who had healthy and strong colonies coming out of winter, ready for the earlier than usual honey flow, an "above average" year of honey production is being reported by most.

Hepner Honeybee Farms is excited to have a full line of honey and beeswax products to offer the SKY market shopper for the next few weeks. We will have liquid honey in various sized jars, chunk honey, (which is honey along with pieces of honey comb in the jar) and cut-comb honey by the box.


We are especially excited this year about our expanded offering of 100% pure beeswax candles. All of our candles are hand made by us here at the farm, only with wax produced by our bees. We also have 1 oz. blocks of pure beeswax for anyone who may prefer to make their own soap, lip balm, or skin care products.

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