Covington Farmers Market
Welcome to the 2018 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 season's hours, weekly programming details, our vendors, WIC and SNAP Double Dollars, and prospective vendor information.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturdays
Our programming will be consistent each week: formal classes and activities begin at 9AM, and Children's Garden planting, weeding, and watering starts at 10AM and begins again every hour, on the hour. Check out the info below for specifics!
December 8th — 2nd Saturday Pet Adoption! Join us from 9 AM - 1 PM at our indoor location, Braxton Brewery, for our second-to-last 2018 market where we’ll have our friends from League for Animal Welfare on hand with some furry friends to adopt, your favorite vendors with holiday gifts, treats, and eats, and live music at 11 AM with Maya Lou and the Uke.
December 15th — Final 2018 Market! It’s been quite a season full of new friends, dedicated veteran vendors, programming for the entire family, greater accessibility for all members of our community, and live music from talented local artists. Come celebrate the season one last time in 2018 from 9 AM - 1 PM with our final market day at Braxton Brewery, your tried and true vendors, and live music with Chelsea Ford and the Trouble, beginning at 11 AM.
We’re excited 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 location below!
January 5th - April 6th: 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 Court Streets.
November 2nd - December 14th: TBD
Full-time Fall and Winter Vendors, 2018
Our vendors are local, committed community members, dedicated to bringing the freshest, high-quality products to market weekly. They are experts at what they do, so don't hesitate to ask them questions: markets are places of commerce and education!
Alexa Abner of Covington CSA Farm
Nancy Ogg of Shady Grove Farm
Karen Blocher of Green Grrrl Wisdom
Kelly Brown of Locust Ridge Organics
Roena Moore of Moore's Farm
Earl and Rebecca Hampton and Rachel and Jay Breeden of Hampton Ridge Farm
Julie Metz of Metz Sugar Scrubs
Kate Standfest of North South Baking, Co.
Brian Doughman and Natalie Dahm of Peace and Love Eatery
Part-time vendors, Fall and WInter, 2018
Tommy and Friends Candles
Nancy Lindemood of 2 Point Farm Alpacas
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 and SNAP 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 $8 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.
The Covington Farmers Market would not exist without the the generous financial contributions of the following:
Megan Ayers, Alexa Abner, Joe Klare and Rohan Krebiehl, RD LD, Laura Menge, Keith Lanser, and local businesses and organizations: