Can’t make it to the Covington Farmers Market on Saturday mornings? Now you can go on Tuesday evenings.
Hoping to bolster access to locally grown produce and specialty prepared food ranging from salad greens to farm-fresh eggs and Kentucky wine to locally harvested honey, the Farmers Market is expanding to a second day each week at a second location.
Beginning this Tuesday, local farmers and vendors will be selling their goods from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday through Nov. 16 at the corner of M.L. King Jr. Boulevard/12th Street and Holman Avenue in Westside.
The market will also continue to be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at Court Street and Park Place in the Roebling Point district.
Farmers Market Manager Alexa Abner said organizers saw the added site as a way to expand accessibility while further supporting local food growers and producers, as well as direct-marketing small businesses.
“If work, family time, sleep schedule, or a busy social life have your Saturday mornings spoken for, we hear you,” Abner said. “The Market visited several neighborhoods during a 2019 trial of one-time weeknight pop-ups. Accessibility is a priority, which includes options for transportation to and from the Market.”
She noted that both the Westside and Roebling Point locations fall on the TANK 5 bus line, and said the new location is especially convenient to walk or bike to for residents living around and south of M.L. King Boulevard.
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