Schnitzelburg Community Farmers Market: March 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

SCFM Farmer Spotlight

SCFM Farmer Spotlight:

Please help us to welcome Pavel's Garden to the SCFM. We are in awe of the beauty of the produce in these pics. We will be looking forward to what you will bring to market this season. We thank you for joining us this year.

Pavel's Garden Story:

Pavel’s Garden is family-run and operated CSA & Market Garden. We grow a diverse range of produce spanning all four seasons. Applying an intensive crop management system helps us maximize the amount of produce we can grow on just four acres that we lease from Foxhollow Farm, in Oldham County, KY. To create a healthy growing environment without the use of conventional fertilizers, pesticides & herbicides we employ natural growing methods such as crop rotations & cover cropping. Our main source of fertility comes from compost which we make on site. We also employ bio-dynamic methods including herbal sprays & preparations as well as adopting the philosophy that the farm is a living organism, & we should treat it as such. It is our belief that this produces the healthiest food available.

Pavel is the backbone & face of the garden. He is passionate about cover cropping & soil improvement. As the manager of the garden, his tasks range from planting to harvesting, tractor cultivation & weed suppression & all the tasks in between.
His first taste of gardening was as a child in Russia at the country dacha. He was tasked with berry picking, collecting potato beetles (for pest suppression) & double digging garden beds. 
He has been a student of the land ever since & believes it is vital to never stop observing, learning & evolving.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SCFM Barnraiser Campaign

Friends we are asking you to help donate. Every donation is truly a blessing. We are a Non-Profit ran solely by volunteers. We realize we are going to need some help financially while getting started. These funds will go to getting office supplies, landscaping materials, signs, banners, SCFM tent, tables, bike rack and much more. This is the link to our Barnraiser campaign. We need your assistance in reaching our goals to make this a spectacular farmers market. PLEASE SHARE THIS POST to HELP spread the word. All contributors will be listed on our website & Facebook page. Thank you all.

There are several rewards for donating to the Schnitzelburg Community Farmers Market (SCFM): 

$10 - SCFM Sticker 
$20 - Seed Packet 
$50 - SCFM Tote bag
$75- "My Farmers Market Is The Schnitz Y'All!" T-Shirt  
$100 SCFM Personal Shopper (reserved parking space & concierge service while at the market) 
$500 - SCFM Market Chef (market only ingredient meal for 2 prepared by Chef Andrea Riegling)
$1000 - Picnic on the Farm & a lot of swag (market only ingredient picnic lunch prepared by Chef Andrea Riegling, a tour of one of the SCFM participating farms, 2 SCFM t-shirts, 2 Seed Packets, & 2 SCFM Stickers)

Click here to donate😊

SCFM Vendor Spotlight

SCFM Vendor Spotlight:

Please help me in welcoming the Bean Coffee to the SCFM. We are all excited about strolling through the SCFM with a warm cup of coffee. Billy & the rest of the Bean team are going to take care of us all. They will definitely be a highlight of our Saturday mornings.

 The Bean Story:

For over a decade, Billy Seckman’s dream has been to open a community-centered coffee shop in his own neighborhood, Germantown. He roasted over 8 million pounds of coffee as lead roaster of Java Brewing Co. & couldn’t wait for the day to bring this skill to his own backyard. As a roaster of specialty coffee, he is always looking for the sweet spot of a particular bean, such as the blueberry nuances that can be found in Ethiopian Harrar, or the bright citrus notes of Costa Rican Naranjo. His attention to detail allows for consistency & creativity, & that can be found at his local shop, Bean, nestled in the heart of Schnitzelburg on the corners of Goss and Texas Avenues.

Roasting coffee for Billy is an artisan craft that doesn’t rely on computers to set the roast profile. Instead, he uses his senses to connect to this process--man & bean connecting to create the finest cup of coffee to share and enjoy with other human beings. And you can watch him do it, right in the back room, where he roasts in-house. This do-it-yourself attitude found at Bean (where most of the decor was found, thrifted, or built) creates a welcoming atmosphere where community is cultivated. Visit Bean more than once, and they’ll probably know your name.  

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SCFM Farmer Spotlight

Please help us to welcome Full Heart Farm to the SCFM. We are looking forward to Beth's culinary creativity. I am including a pic in the spotlight of her apple roses. We are looking forward to wonderful breads, jams, jellies and much more.

At Full Heart Farm we strive to provide the community with the freshest, healthy granola available.  Our farm grows a variety of herbs such as lemongrass, stevia, horehound, blue tuscan rosemary, lemon balm, basil, parsley, cilantro and nasturtium which provide flavor as well as herbal healing benefits.  The addition of the herb blend allows us to use less sugar and provide a product full of flavor. We add ground flax seed to some flavors to provide omega-3 fatty acids.

We also grow a small garden and use zucchini, tomatoes, spinach, carrots and squashes in our bread recipes.   Our garden methods use sustainable nourishment methods where we add nutrients back into the soil with compost.  We don’t use chemicals or sprays on our garden. 

At Full Heart Farm we aim to build a community of farmers/vendors who support each other and promote each other’s talents, all working together to provide our community with the best products available.

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SCFM Farmer Spotlight

SCFM Farmer Spotlight:

Please join us in welcoming Farmer Joe to the SCFM. Joe is raising healthy animals to provide meat at our market. He is another innovative farmer trying to raise quality & standards in his area of farming. We are looking forward to his wide variety of meats.

After graduating from UK & being in the workforce for 5 years, I felt as though I wasn’t in the right place to make a positive impact in the world. I took over the family farm in 2013 & began changing it from a traditional hay and cattle format to a more diversified operation. I added laying chickens, broilers, turkeys, sheep, & pigs. We began to rotate & graze the animals. We have seen a huge difference in production of the farm. Now we raise grass fed/finished beef, pastured eggs, broilers, ducks, & turkeys all on certified organic pastures. The poultry is fed a supplemental non-GMO grain in addition to the pastures. I also work with neighboring farms for our grass fed/finished lamb and pastured pork. I absolutely love working on the farm and being able to raise healthy food for people to enjoy! I have been in markets in Danville and Lexington the past couple years and I am excited to join the SCFM.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SCFM Farmer Spotlight

SCFM Farmer Spotlight:
Please join us in welcoming Pure Pollen Flowers to the SCFM. What a spectacular opportunity to purchase fresh locally grown flowers at the SCFM to fill your home or to give as gifts. There is no disputing that the beauty of flowers is magical.
Pure Pollen Flowers Story:
After four years in the floral shop industry, Christy O'Connell decided to start Pure Pollen Flowers, a full service, freelance floral business offering organic, locally grown and native flora. She initially began growing at Les Snyder’s Family Farm to learn the ropes, and continues her journey at Foxhollow Farm. Pure Pollen Flowers does weddings, events and local deliveries, along with three farmers markets (Schnitzelburg Community Farmers Market, St. Matthews Beargrass Christian Farmers Market and the Phoenix Hill Farmers Market at Fresh Start Growers Supply). Stay tuned in with Christy for information on parties in the flowers field, CSA sign ups and holidays. For more information visit or email Make sure to follow Pure Pollen on Instagram @purepollenflowers

SCFM Farmer Spotlight

SCFM Farmer's Spotlight:
We would like to welcome Katie O's Garden joining us this season at the SCFM. We are very excited about the lovely blackberries & all the other delicious produce they will be bringing to the SCFM. It's another fascinating story that brings Katie to farming. We applaud both of you in your efforts & dedication to sustainable practices. We applaud you for being booth Kentucky Proud & Rooted in Shelby.
Katie O's Garden Story:
Katie O developed her love of gardening by helping her dad in the 1960's with an expansive garden for their large family that included many varieties of berries. She is a retired Hospital Professional that enjoys promoting health through farming. Her husband Mark has a horticulture background & they both volunteer on various local councils and committees in Shelby County to help promote farming and health.
Katie O's Garden is a small family farm located in scenic Shelby County that offers many varieties of fresh vegetables and fruit since 2008, especially heirlooms. Mark and I strive to provide our community with nutritious and local produce that is visually appealing. We use sustainable practices such as crop rotation, growing many different types of vegetables, planting cover crops and not utilizing chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. Our produce includes, but definitely not limited to, asparagus, beautiful lettuces, peas, blackberries, summer/fall squash, cucumbers, eggplant, sweet/hot peppers, colorful heirloom tomatoes, assorted potatoes, okra, varied greens, melons and green beans. We also offer cool weather crops in the winter months & make jams & breads from our produce.
We are Kentucky Proud, Rooted In Shelby & look forward to seeing everyone at the Schnitzerburg Community Farmers Market!

SCFM Vendor Spotlight

SCFM Vendor Spotlight:
We would like to welcome Yoga Schnitzelburg to the SCFM. Izzy will be holding a standing yoga class every Saturday at 12 pm. It's $5 to participate. We are excited to have Izzy to help us relax, invigorate & center ourselves. Check out her fitness rockstar credentials included below.
Yoga Schnitzelburg's Story:
Elizabeth “Izzy” Nalley Thompson is Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with over 1000 hours of yoga instruction, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Public Health, minored in Wellness Coaching and Peace, Justice and Conflict Management from UofL.

Izzy is trained in Hatha and Vinyasa with an emphasis in Buddhist philosophy, meditation and corrective alignment; currently working an completing an additonal 300 training tantric yoga.
Other trainings and certifications: Koru Mindfulness Meditation Certificate, National Academy of Sports Medicine, EXOS Fitness Specialist & Performance Specialist, Pilates, Zumba, Cycling, Silver Sneakers, BodyShred and more.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SCFM Farmer Spotlight

SCFM Farmer Spotlight:

We would like to welcome Field Day Family Farm to the SCFM. We feel greatly appreciative of Ivor & his crew for expanding to include our market. Ivor has also given his time freely to advise us during the formation of the SCFM. We are full of gratitude for all of his help. We look forward to all the inspiring produce he will bring to the SCFM.

Field Day Farm's Story:
Ivor Chodkowski’s tenant operation, Field Day Family Farm, will be turning twenty one years old in 2017. Ivor produces vegetables, row crops, chickens, sometimes turkeys, and sometimes hogs on 30 acres of land.

Graduates from Ivor’s apprenticeship are more than twenty with several graduates having gone on to start their own farming operations, one having gone on to be an agricultural extension specialist in the peace corps in Bolivia, and many others now placed in additional jobs related to agriculture in the community.

Among other distinctions, in 2002, Ivor received a key to the City of Louisville for his food access work.  In 2003, he visited the World Social Forum and the Rural World Assembly in Porto Allegre, Brazil, as a delegate from the United States. He served, in 2005, as the President of Community Farm Alliance, a true grassroots organization committed to helping farmers and other area citizens help themselves.  In 2006, Ivor became a founding board member of the Food Literacy Project, which has made Ivor’s farm an educational opportunity for area children and youth.
In the spring of 2011, along with three partners and many small investors from the local community, Ivor opened a local foods restaurant in NuLu on East Market Street in Louisville.  The award winning restaurant is called Harvest.

Please help us to welcome Field Day Farm by visiting their website.

Monday, March 13, 2017

SCFM Vendor Spotlight

SCFM Vendor Spotlight:
We are proud to announce that Steel City Pops will be joining us at the SCFM. We are looking forward to enjoying sweet treats at the market. We are positive everyone will be taking some home to savor throughout the week.
Steel City Pops story:
Steel City Pops began in 2012 when Jim and Amy Watkins started the business in Homewood, Alabama. Since then, we have expanded to over 20 shops in four states. We are committed to serving our community, & that is why we source local ingredients whenever possible to make our gourmet, all-natural popsicles. We are located at 1021 Bardstown Road here in Louisville, & we look forward to opening up in St. Matthews & Lexington this spring.

Please help us to welcome Steel City Pops by liking their page.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Application Information For Farmers & Vendors

Our Applications, Waivers and Mission Statements went out last night for the 2017 Schnitzelburg Community Farmers Market. If you have not received an email or want to be included please send an email to:  

Subject: Membership @ SCFM

We will get the time sensitive information right to you. Thank you all for your participation. Our SCFM opening date is set for April 15. We will not be open Derby Day! We look forward to seeing every one. Please help us spread the word in the community. We want a diverse group of farmers and vendors.

Friday, March 10, 2017

SCFM Vendor Spotlight

I believe we are all excited to have Kimberly Curran LMT joining us at the SCFM. She is a massage therapist located right here in Schnitzelburg.  Kimberly cares about your health & well being. She advocates for taking the time to take preventative measures, maintaining & healing what might be ailing you through therapeutic massage. You can invigorate your morning or relax after wandering the SCFM with a massage. She also has another interesting inspirational start to her business.

Massage....Healing Hands for Everyone story:

Kimberly Curran opened her massage practice at 842 Mulberry St. in March of 2015. Shortly before leaving JCPS as a middle school teacher of 20 years,  she had a dream one night of massaging the faces & hands of "challenging" students. Though not believing that it was a realistic option, it did plant the seed for her to research massage therapy and later enter this new career of helping people in a different way.  Two years later, she says that it was "a wonderful fit" for her.

She has been a resident of Schnitzelburg since 2009 & couldn't imagine living anywhere else. The diversity of people & having everything needed withing walking distance is important to her because of the personal connection between neighbors & businesses.

Kimberly believes that therapeutic massage is healthcare, not a luxury, & should be attainable by more people so she offers one hour sessions on a sliding scale.  Personalized treatments of 30-150 minute are offered.  She would love to be a part of your healthcare routine.

Kimberly Curran -LMT
MASSAGE...Healing for Everyone

SCFM Farmer Spotlight

We are excited to have Talking Trees Gardens at the SCFM. Greg Zimmerer is a very innovative farmer. His story is very interesting and we are thankful to have him join us.

Talking Trees Garden story:

After becoming interested in homesteading in 2011 I discovered permaculture as a sustainable system of growing food while also improving habitat for wildlife and beneficial insects. I became certified as a permaculture system designer in 2013 and began designing systems that provide benefits for humans, wildlife and the environment.  I am currently a senior at UofL in the geosciences department with an emphasis on environmental analysis. This is the first season for Talking Trees Gardens. It is an urban farm that grows in backyards in Louisville. I utilize wasted lawn space to produce healthy fresh and very local vegetables. I use beyond organic methods for growing and never use any chemicals on my farm. I am excited to join the Schnitzelburg farmers market and look forward to providing fresh local produce to the community

SCFM Vendor Spotlight

Aunt Susan's Sourdough will be at the SCFM. We look forward to your fresh baked breads & much more. We are privileged to have you joining us.

Aunt Susan's Sourdough Story:

Susan Gasper’s recipes, many passed down from her own parents, are more than just a family tradition. Enjoyed by her 25+ nieces and nephews, family & friends, Aunt Susan’s savory sourdough bread, seasonal pastries & holiday treats are beloved for their texture, flavor and quality - achieved only through handmade preparation in small batches.
Through her daughter, Bridget's newfound love of baking, Susan’s recipes are now coming to life on store shelves, in restaurants & on your family’s table.
Bridget McCauley is the owner & baker. After working in the bourbon industry for 15 years & learning the key elements of brand building on successful brands like Maker’s Mark and Four Roses Bourbons, she has decided to apply those learning's to her family’s treasure trove of recipes to share with Kentucky.