Happy National Farmers’ Market Week

Local Farmers markets KY






National Farmers’ Market Week is Here

I absolutely love a farmers’ market!  What’s better than purchasing local products and supporting your farmers?  Knowing where my food is coming from gives me such peace of mind, too.  Our farmers work their tails off providing food for our communities and we as consumers need to step up and support their hard work by purchasing from them.  Remember the “meat supply shortage” a month or so ago?  Well, our local farmers never stopped working hard for our communities.  See this article for more information.  We just need to be informed on where to find them!  Check out the list I compiled from KY Proud to find your local farmers’ market:

Anderson County

  • Anderson County Farmers’ Market, Located The Old Depot, 3 miles North of Walmart
    1505 US Hwy 127
    Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
    (JUly 11, 2020 – October 31, 2020)
    Saturdays: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bourbon County

  • Indoor Market located at the corner of High Street & 8th Street
    720 High Street
    Paris, KY 40361
    (January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)
    Mondays: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tuesdays: 11:00 Am – 6:00 PM
    Wednesdays: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Thursdays: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Fridays: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • OUTDOOR Market located at the corner of High Street & 8th Street
    720 High Street
    Paris, KY 40361
    (March 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)
    Saturdays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • OUTDOOR Market located at the corner of High Street & 8th Street
    720 High Street
    Paris, KY 40361
    (May 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020)
    Mondays: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Wednesdays: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fayette County

  • Bluegrass Farmers’ Market, Loacted in the Liquor Barn Parking Lot
    1837 Plaudit Place
    Lexington, KY 40509
    (April 25, 2020 – October 10, 2020)
    Tuesdays: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Saturdays: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Chevy Chase Farmers’ Market, Located at the Apostles Angelican Church parking lot
    200 Colony Blvd
    Lexington, KY 40502
    (April 22, 2020 – October 31, 2020)
    Wednesdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Located at Cheapside Park @5/3 Pavilion
    215 West Main Street
    Lexington, KY 40507
    (December 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
    Saturdays: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Located at Rupp Arena parking lot on Maxwell Street
    Maxwell Street
    Lexington, KY 40507
    (April 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020)
    Saturdays: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Located on Southland Drive
    398 Southland Drive
    Lexington, KY 40503
    (April 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020)
    Sundays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • The Hill/Rupp: Located in the gravel parking lot at the corner of Maxwell and Broadway
    399 South Broadway
    Lexington, KY 40508
    (May 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020)
    Tuesdays: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Thursdays: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Located at the Gardenside Shopping Center near the bus stop
    1801 Alexandria Dr
    Lexington, KY 40504
    (June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020)
    Wednesdays: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Located at Health Department on Newton Pike
    650 Newton Pike
    Lexington, KY 40508
    (TBD – TBD)
    Wednesdays: TBD
  • The Summit at Fritz Farm near Honeywood Restaurant (only meets June 18 & 25, July 19 & 23, August 14)
    110 Summit at Fritz Farm
    Lexington, KY 40517
    (June 2020 – August 2020)
    Thursdays: TBD

Franklin County

  • Located at River View Park Market Pavilion
    404 Wilkerson Blvd
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (April 18, 2020 – December 12, 2020)
    Saturdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Located at River View Park Market Pavilion
    404 Wilkinson Blvd
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (May 5, 2020 – September 29, 2020)
    Tuesdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Thursdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Located at CHR Department for Public Health
    275 East Main Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (TBD – TBD)
    Wednesdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Stamping Ground Farmers’ Market, Located in Stamping Ground City Park- Buffalo Square
    3270 Main Street
    Stamping Ground, KY 40379
    (June 5, 2020 – October 3, 2020)
    Fridays: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Scott County

  • Located at the Georgetown City Parking Lot at the corner of North Broadway and Washington Street
    North Broadway
    Georgetown, KY 40324
    (May 9, 2020 – September 5, 2020)
    Saturdays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Shelby County

  • Located on the Shelby County Fairgrounds at Coot’s Barn
    1531 Midland Trail
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (May 9, 2020 – Mid October 2020)
    Saturdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Simpsonville Farmers’ Market, Located at the Wiche Pavilion
    106 Old Veechdale Rd
    Simpsonville, KY 40067
    (May 16, 2020 – October 17, 2020)
    Saturdays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Woodford County

  • Saturday Market
    525 Versailles Road, Lexington Road Plaza
    Versailles, KY 40383
    (May 2, 2020 – October 24, 2020)
    Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday Market
    525 Versailles Road, Lexington Road Plaza
    Versailles, KY 40383
    (June 3, 2020 – October 28, 2020)
    Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Located at Darlin’ Jeans Parking Lot
    204 N Gratz St
    Midway, KY 40347
    (6/1/2020 – 10/26/2020)
    Mondays: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Located at the Millville Community Center
    6715 McCracken Pike
    Millville, KY 40601
    (April 19, 2020 – October 2020)
    Sundays: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • KY Heartwood Music Festival located at the Millville Community Center
    6715 McCracken Pike
    Millville, KY 40601
    (July 25, 2020 – July 25, 2020)
    Saturdays: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Hillbilly Daze Festival located at the Millville Community Center
    6715 McCracken Pike
    Millville, KY 40601
    (September 12, 2020 – September 12, 2020)
    Saturdays: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Don’t see your county?  Shoot me a text/email and I can help get you the information you need 502.320.7750 cassidy.nexthome@gmail.com!

Franklin County June Housing Statistics

home sales in Franklin County Kentucky

It is still a seller’s market in our neck of the woods in Franklin County.  Prices are inflated and even homes that were sitting on the market long are selling now due to the limited inventory and options for buyers.  If you were thinking about selling…now is the time!  Check out my page for sellers here for more resources on getting started or just shoot me a call/text at 502.320.7750.

The Surprising Effect of Homeownership You Won’t See on HGTV

home pet

I saw this article and thought it should be shared!  So many people watch HGTV and think “hey, that’s not heard-I can do it!”

Reality TV can be glamorous; yet despite the name, doesn’t usually reflect real life.  Here’s how your life will actually (positively) change after buying a home. 

LOANS: Pre-Approval v. Pre-Qualification: What, How & When?

Getting a house loan

Let’s face it, it isn’t all that common that people can pay cash for a house.  This means they must get a loan, and that requires several factors.  Most people will jump into house hunting without knowing what to do or what to expect.  Let me start from the beginning with a couple definitions…

THE WHAT A lot of people get mixed up on whether they are pre-qualified for a loan or pre-approved, and maybe some people didn’t even know there was a difference.  Pre-qualification is the initial step you may take when first contacting a lender.  They will ask you questions and you will respond with your answers, simple.  This can even be done over the phone.  The lender’s response is what you will likely qualify for if you were to fully apply for a loan.  Pre-approval on the other hand is more in-depth digging.  In this process, the lender will require proof of what you have said by asking for several different documents.  Once the lender has everything he/she needs, then they will be able to fully approve you for your loan.

THE HOW Ready to figure out what type of loan you qualify for?  Let me take it back a step and let you know that the first step in the Home Buying Process is to find a REALTOR® to work in your best interests (if you’d like my Home Buying Process document, let me know-I am happy to share resources).  Once you’ve found yourself a real estate agent you’re comfortable with, ask them about lenders and for recommendations.  Usually agents will have several in their wheelhouse and can steer you in the right direction.  You’ll want to contact not one or two, but at least three different lenders to see who can get you the best loan terms-not every company/bank is the same.  You also want to find someone who you know will communicate well with you.  You pick your lender and then the process begins!  The lender and your real estate agent should guide you along the way.

THE WHEN Before you begin looking for a home, you’ll want to speak with lenders and find one who best suits you-as I stated above.  The key word in the previous sentence was “before“.  You do not want to jump into your home search without knowing what you qualify for.  You can assume you will be at a certain price range and be looking at things way over your real capability.  Once you move down to homes more in your price range, you may never be satisfied with what you see because you now have unrealistic expectations.  Another reason you should go to a lender before looking for homes, is so you are ready to jump on a house whenever you need to.  Usually people like to see a letter of pre-qualification or approval submitted with an offer (and sometimes they require it).  This shows the seller you are ready and have taken the necessary steps to go through with the transaction.  If you see a home you love and you don’t have a letter when some other buyer does…you may lose the house.

Hopefully this information has been beneficial and you can now relay it to your friends and family to help them out in the home buying process.  Let me know if you’re ready to take that step yourself, contact me by call or text at 502.320.7750 or by email at Cassidy.NextHome@gmail.com 🙂