Crop Up: Lexington Farmers Markets


Downtown - Saturdays at Cheapside Park

Every Saturday of the year Kentucky farmers and producers converge on the anchor market of the Lexington Farmers Markets in the heart of downtown. Convenient to downtown attractions such as the Historic Lexington Courthouse, and with plenty of free and discounted parking options, this market location serves as a weekend staple to bustling Main Street.

Traditionally the downtown market is most busy during April through October when you can expect to find over 50 vendors in June, July and August, representing over 30 Kentucky counties. 

Hours are seasonal: 7am to 2pm April through October and 8am to 1pm November through March.

Maxwell & Broadway - Tuesdays & Thursdays

This is your mid-week landing spot for fresh, local fruits, vegetables and a myriad of other Kentucky Proud products. Running May through November, it the perfect place to stop by to or from the office, Central Bank Thursday Night Live and all things downtown or southside.

Hours of operation are 7am to 4pm, though may end earlier than 4pm in the fall months.

Southland - Sundays at 378-390 Southland Drive

This festive market occurs every Sunday April through October. Flanked by a variety of shopping and dining options it's a great option for visiting friends and neighbors in the popular Southland corridor of Lexington.

Hours of operation are 10am to 2pm.

The Summit - Wednesdays near Honeywood

Returning this summer, the Summit is the newest Farmers Market. This market gives shoppers the opportunity to pick up local food as part of a fun night out. There are scores of upscale shops and numerous restaurants to inspire you to try some new dishes with your market purchases.

Market hours are 4pm to 7pm May 8 through September 12.

Pop-ups - Various Locations

Lexington Farmers Market also offers one-time or short series pop-up markets. At these markets, vendors range from five to 15.

G2-Greater Gardenside, a nonprofit organization which works to re-energize the Alexandria/Lane Allen Corridor and promote a sense of community, is utilizing the pop-up program and plans to host weekly pop-ups at 1729 Alexandria Drive beginning in June. Visit for more information.

Lexington Farmers Market also partners with the Lexington Health Department to host pop-up markets to reach more people at risk of food insecurity.

Business and organizations can sponsor and host pop-up markets. Find out more at