Farmers' Market

About the Paducah Homegrown Farmers' Market

Location:  North Second and Monroe Streets in historic downtown Paducah

Hours:  Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (full market days).  There are a limited number of vendors during the week, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

2018 Season:  Opening set for April 21 with a grand opening celebration on May 5.  Season runs through October 27 with the Homegrown Holiday Market on December 8.

Products:  Variety of local, homegrown products-- including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, and dairy products, artisan and baked goods, and good eats from local lunch vendors.

Our Mission:  Paducah's Farmers' Market is a public service to support local agriculture, artisans, and businesses to improve the quality of life in this region.  Our vendors work to bring the community produce, fresh meats, baked and artisan goods, and fresh flowers just to name a few.  We are a true community market.  We strive for homegrown, home-produced and support local business.

Contact:  Special Events Coordinator Molly Tomasallo Johnson at 270-444-8508

Visit the Paducah Homegrown Facebook page.

In the following video, Special Events Coordinator Molly Tomasallo Johnson provides an overview of the Paducah Homegrown Farmers' Market.  

Paducah View (episode 36) - Farmers' Market

Vendor Registration for Farmers' Market Network of Paducah (FMNP)

New vendors and returning vendors must register with the Paducah Parks office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive in Paducah.  

To be considered for a booth, Paducah Parks and Recreation is inviting new vendors for the 2018 Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market to attend one of the two mandatory vendor information meetings on Monday, March 19 or Tuesday, March 20 at 5:30 in the conference room of the Parks & Recreation facility located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive.  At this meeting, information will be provided about the application process, hours of operation, and fees in addition to guidelines from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  If a potential vendor cannot make it to this meeting, contact the Special Events Coordinator to discuss products, guidelines, and the application process.  

Returning vendors and those who participated in the Holiday Market do not need to attend this meeting.  Applications for returning Farmers' Market vendors will be mailed in mid-February.  The applications along with a $75 fee are due Friday, March 16.

Important 2018 Dates and Celebration Saturdays

Alpaca farm

March 19-20  

New Vendor Mandatory Information Meetings--Choose one of the two meeting dates. (Note:  Returning vendors and those who participated in the Holiday Market do not need to attend.)

April 21 and April 28

Soft opening for Market.  Vendors setting up.

May 5 

Grand opening celebration

Celebration Saturday Events

Once a month, May through September, you don't want to miss the markets' Celebration Saturdays.  These themed days highlight market vendors and their goods, along with many activities such as childrens' craft tables, acoustic music, balloon animals, face painting, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, plant and farm education, as well as local businesses that may wish to host a booth to spotlight their local products or services.

  • May 5 - Grand Opening Celebration
  • June 9 - Farmer Appreciation Day
  • July 21 - Super Food Saturday
  • August 25 - Hot August Blues
  • September 15 - Fiber Arts Festival (a partnership with Yeiser Art Center)
  • September 29 - BBQ Farmers' Market (Broadway street location)

Farmers' Market Celebration Saturday, July 21, 2018

October 27 

Last Market Day for 2018 season

December 8

Paducah Homegrown Holiday Farmers' Market in the Paducah Middle School Gymnasium from 9 until 1