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Herb’n Renewal Update!

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated our blog but that has a bunch to do with the fact that we are soooooo busy in real life! Drew is still the “GrillMan” at Caros restaurant during the week and I am now the Herb’n Renewal human on the farm! EEK! Yes, I have learned, after a few mishaps, how to blend our seasonings! Have to admit that some customers purchased our Good’n Garlicky in a “not so grinded” state but they seemed to love it all them same. Lol Drew just rolled his eyes and I’m sure screamed under his breath because of my mistake, but it all worked out just fine in the end. 🙂

Okay, now about what’s going on at Herb’n Renewal. As most of you know, we were members of the Lexington Farmers’ Market for many years and we loved it for most them. But there comes a time when you have to decide if something that you love doing is a “job” or fun. We decided it was a job and that’s not a good thing. When something that you love doing becomes a chore it is time for a change. We were not happy for the past few years with the “goings on” at the market and we made the decision to leave. It was hard…we miss our friends. But we had our reasons for leaving and it has turned out to be a great decision on our part. 🙂

Herb’n Renewal is now a proud member of the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market and I couldn’t be happier! I say “I” because Drew stays home on Saturday to take care of the mowing, weeding, general chores that he thinks I can’t handle, etc. In other words, you will only see Karin at the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market unless Drew gets talked into being a guest chef and hands out his wonderful samples! Which, by the way, he did at our Customer Appreciation Day a few weeks ago.

The Bluegrass Farmers’ Market is a dream come true for me. I’m having fun while trying to earn a living. My fellow farmers are the very best around. We have one fellow who makes sure that he finds something to do even after he packs his truck up after a long day of sales. Know why? He wants to make sure that all of the gals that sell at the market get their vans and trucks started before they leave! He’s a sneaky guy and he thinks we don’t know what he is doing…we do and we appreciate it. It’s the camaraderie that is always present at this market, something that had left the other market.

So, Herb’n Renewal is alive and doing very well at Lexington’s only 100% homegrown/produced farmers market. One that is really full of farmers and producers. Genuine, honest, “I grew, baked, produced, canned it” folks! We started to miss that and it’s so nice to find a home where we really feel like farmers rule!!!!

Now that you know what has happened to Herb’n Renewal, come visit us at the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market. We’re set up each Saturday from 9 until 2 (unless it is pouring down rain) at 3450 Richmond Rd. It’s right next to the Glenn Auto Mall, just outside Man ‘O War Blvd. I promise, parking is so very convenient, it’s easy to maneuver wheelchairs and strollers and we still bring dog biscuits to the market so dogs are always welcome!

Check out the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market blog at http://www.localharvest.org/blog/29529/

We’d love to have you visit us at our new home!

Herb’n Renewal is happy once again at a farmers market!!!

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