Jen Kircher and Colin Hughes in studio July 6, 2017
Jen Kircher and Colin Hughes were in studio Thursday morning to talk to WPKY about the Caldwell County Farmer’s Market.
Jen and Colin took the first few minutes to talk about the permanent pavilion the Farmer’s Market wishes to build in the yard beside the Senior Citizen Center. Right now they are looking for donations from the community because the grant they are qualified for is a matching grant, therefore whatever money they receive from the state will only be a match of what they can raise. Because of this, they will be having a fundraising dinner, Hometown Harvest, on July 21st. The farm to table event will take place on the Adsmore lawn in downtown Princeton and will include food sourced from local growers and farmers. The menu includes brisket, pork tenderloin, Caesar Salad, seasonal vegetables, and homemade ice cream. Tickets are available at the UK Extension Office located on Highway 62 West in Princeton, and are $15 a piece. Tickets must be purchased by July 14th.
Jen and Colin wanted to assure those listening that the permanent pavilion would be used not just for the Farmer’s Market, but also for the town and county, saying that it could be used by the senior citizens at the center as well as being rented out for birthday parties, live music, community yard sales, church functions, city or county functions, and more. The current plan would include 25 stalls so there would be plenty of room for the current Farmer’s Market to grow. Jen and Colin were confident that if the pavilion is built, more vendors will join the market.
Colin then spoke about the Cuban and Brie sandwiches he makes every week to sale at the Farmer’s Market, which is every Thursday from 3 to 6pm. The Cuban is a slow roasted pork tenderloin sandwich, and the Brie is a slow roasted honey ham sandwich with Brie cheese on a brioche bun. Each sandwich is sold with a side of either a cookie or fruit. Because there really isn’t a place for him to grill the sandwiches at the market, pre-orders are requested, and you can place those by calling 270-365-3551 or messaging the market on Facebook through their page, Caldwell County KY Farmer’s Market, every Thursday before market time.
You can catch the full interview with Jen Kircher and Colin Hughes below, and be sure to head on out to the Farmer’s Market, every Thursday from 3 to 6pm at the Senior Citizen Center in downtown Princeton.