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Gray Street Farmers Market Opens for 11th Season - May 16

GSFM Open Rain or Shine

For its 11th season, the Gray Street Farmers Market (GSFM) is bringing local, healthy food to downtown Louisville. With opening day on Thursday, May 16, GSFM programming makes fresh produce more accessible and supports farm families, local artisans, and hometown entrepreneurs. 

Longstanding weekly vendors Jackson's Produce, Granny’s Delights, Lowe Creek Farm, and Full Heart Farm will return with a variety of fruits and vegetables, breads, jams, canned goods, granola and honey.

New to the market this year include: Berserkerbrew Coffee, Gangsta Dog (dog food and treats), Pure Pollen Flowers, and The Society of Badass Bakers. Customers will also be able to purchase meat from Foxhollow Farm as well as support the Food Literacy Project’s Youth Community Agriculture Program (YCAP) starting in mid-June.

Five rotating guest vendors – Bonnet Bandits, Glass Talisman, Karen Wyssbrod Ceramics, Kentucky Made & More, and Sandy’s Styles -- will sell an eclectic mix of stoneware pottery, jewelry, clothing, and personal care products.

GSFM patrons can also grab lunch while visiting the market. Chew On This will join returning vendors All Thai’d Up, Boss Hogs BBQ, Don Tamal, Naked Hummus, Pollo, Red Top Gourmet Dogs, and Sweet N Savory. Georgia’s Sweet Potato Pie Co., Legendary Kettle Corn & Lemonade, and Steel City Pops will be back selling locally-made, ready-to-eat treats.

The GSFM continues its partnership with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s Nutrition Educational Program by co-sponsoring several sampling events throughout the summer, and Family Health Centers will be onsite to discuss their many services.

In addition, we will have live cooking demonstrations by UofL Dining Services. Ellen Trahan, Aramark’s Sustainability Coordinator, said, “Each of our chefs will be creating a unique recipe using seasonal products, and will share cooking tips, skills, and recipe suggestions. Visitors to the market can chat with them, learn from them, and be inspired to craft a masterpiece in their own kitchen.”

The GSFM will continue to double the spending power of those who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The GSFM will match up to $20 per week per SNAP recipient that can be used at many of the GSFM vendors to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

UofL Day at GSFM – Aug. 1

The Gray Street Farmers Market (GSFM) presents UofL Day at GSFM on Thursday, August 1. This will be an opportunity for the UofL School of Public Health & Information Sciences (SPHIS) to showcase our wonderful vendors as well as highlight our Dollar for Dollar Program (D4D), which allows SNAP participants to double their spending power, up to $20, every week at the market.

GSFM invites the Louisville community to wear red. Attendees can listen to music, enjoy a sample from an Aramark-sponsored cooking demonstration, and get lunch from one of our many lunch vendors. In addition, GSFM will host a silent auction/raffle in which all proceeds will benefit the D4D program.  

It’s sure to be a #GreatDayOnGray…won’t you join us?

The Gray Street Farmers’ Market began in 2009 as an outreach program of the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences and partnership with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness. The market is open 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 31 on the 400 block of E. Gray St., between S. Preston and S. Jackson streets.Throughout the season, the GSFM will offer exclusive giveaways on Facebook and Twitter. Use #ThursdaysOnGray or #GreatDayOnGray.

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