Covington Farmers Market
Welcome to the 2019 Season!
As a Kentucky Proud Market, we're excited to welcome everyone back this year to a bigger, more diverse, and accessible market for all. Below is information on our upcoming season's hours, weekly programming details, our vendors, WIC and SNAP Double Dollars, and prospective vendor information.
We’re proud to announce that the Covington Farmers Market will be year-round in 2019! We’ll continue our regular hours of 9 AM - 1 PM, and be located both indoors during the cooler months, and outdoors once the weather warms a bit. Check out our locations below!
January 5th - April 27th: The Roebling Room at Smoke Justis, 302 Court St., Covington, KY, 41011
May 4th - October 26th: We’ll be in our dedicated 3rd St. location, between Scott and Greenup Streets.
November 2nd - December 14th: TBD
Our programming will be consistent each week: formal classes and activities begin at 9AM, and Children's Garden planting, weeding, and watering starts at 9 AM and meets every hour, on the hour. Check out the info below for specifics!
May 4th - October 26th, Saturdays, 9 AM - 1 PM
Our “peak season” market is out doors on 3rd Street, between Scott and Greenup Streets, in the beautiful Roebling Point District.
Enjoy fresh meat and eggs, soaps and natural body products, sugar scrubs, fresh bread and baked goods, cold-pressed juices, unique spice blends and rubs, seasonal produce, prepared foods like soup, hummus, salads and Buddha bowls, plant starts, flowers, farm crafts, and more from our vendors: Covington CSA Farm, The Frying Pig Seasoning Company, Green Grrrl Wisdom, Hampton Ridge Farm, Metz Sugar Scrubs, North South Baking Company, Locust Ridge Organics, Rooted Juicery, Springcreek Farm, Pepperfish, Shady Grove Farm, Hilltop Farm, Baker Hunt Art and Culture Center, Moore’s Farm Flowers, Moore’s Farm Produce, Maridee’s Pies and Desserts, Catalpa Acres Farm, Rose and Mary Bakery, and Mud Lane Blooms, and Straight Up Salsa.
July 6th: Music with Beans and Cornbread begins at 11 AM, and join our guests Second Sight Spritis and Wooden Cask Brewery for Farm to Bar.
July 13th: Music with Moonshine & Wine begins at 11 AM, join Brenda Zechmeister of Covington Yoga for FREE yoga practice, and say hi to our furry friends from League for Animal Welfare.
July 20th: Music with Jay Schulte begins at 11 AM, and discover KY Artisans with guest artists.
July 25th: Join our pop-up maket party in the evening at Linden Grove Cemetery and Arboretum from 5 PM - 8 PM with some of your favorite vendors, live music, and drinks!
July 27th: Music with Elia Burkhart begins at 11 AM, and learn about the butterfly lifecyle, and why these pollinators are so important with our Children’s City Pollinator Program!
WIC & SNAP Double Dollars
As a result of a grant from Community Farm Alliance, Covington Farmers Market is excited to offer Kentucky Double Dollars for WIC, SNAP, and SFMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program) participants. Stop by the Covington Farmers Market booth (green tent!) to learn more, swipe your card or show your coupons, and get matching value tokens/vouchers!
The federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) have been instrumental in providing low-income food access to the freshest food; and in creating a base line of support for farmers markets to build on.
In many rural Kentucky communities 25% of the population participate in these programs, representing a significant market impact.
A study by Moody’s Economy showed that an increase of SNAP/Food Stamp benefits by $1 creates a “ripple effect through the economy,” resulting in $1.73 in economic stimulus. In fact, the study showed that expanding these programs is the most effective ways to prime the economy’s pump (CFA, 2015).
WIC -- Matching vouchers of up to $6 per market day to be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables, and fresh-cut herbs.
SNAP Fruits and Vegetables -- Matching tokens of up to $12 to be spent day of market on Kentucky-grown fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut herbs, and plant starts.
SNAP Meat, Eggs and Dairy -- Matching token of up to $8 to be spent day of market on Kentucky-grown meat, eggs, and dairy.
SFMNP Fruits, Vegetables, Honey, and Herbs — Matching tokens of up to $6 to be spent day of market on Kentucky-grown produce, honey, and herbs.
The Covington Farmers Market would not exist without the the generous financial contributions of the following:
Megan Ayers, Alexa Abner, Barry and Lynda Menkhaus, and Laura Menke
And support from local businesses and state organizations: