NA Confidential trusts that Louisville's ranking food and dining writer, Robin Garr, doesn't mind our reprinting his comments below, which appeared this morning on the Louisville Restaurant Forum.
Bardstown Road produce market gearing up for the season
"The Saturday ritual returns! We had heard that the Bardstown Road produce market (near Speed) had been sparsely attended for the past couple of weeks with only one or two vendors, but it's so pretty out this morning, we decided to drive over, and were delighted to find it going strong with most of the usual sales booths there. Lots of really pretty spring produce, potted garden plants and herbs, and the usual free-range chix, natural meats, free-range eggs, etc.
"It wasn't very crowded this morning - I think a lot of people don't realize it's back yet - but it was fun to enjoy this sign of spring, and if you're in the mood for produce, it'll probably run for a couple more hours. Later in the summer, it's best to get there close to 8 before popular items like fresh eggs sell out, but I'm guessing that most of the vendors will be there until after noon today."
Here's the NAC plug: Robin's main web site, Louisville Hot Bytes, and the offshoot Louisville Restaurant Forum both are required viewing for local foodies who seek the latest restaurant, dining and food-related information. There's simply no better sources in the metro Louisville area.
Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Confidential will be roadtripping to Bloomington next Saturday, thereby avoiding the tasteless cacaphony otherwise known as Thunder Over Louisville, and a prime objective is the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market (here another story link from a different source).
Local volunteers are hard at work in an effort to transform and reinvigorate New Albany's downtown farmers' market following several unfortunately moribund years. By observing first-hand the successful formulas for farmers' markets in places like Bloomington and Bardstown Road, we're better able to visualize the future shape of New Albany's, and plan accordingly.