Friendly Market had its grand opening today and from my point of view, it was a resounding success. It is true that not all of the vendors are completely stocked, but that didn’t seem to faze the large crowd. Everyone I saw seemed to be having a great time.
The vendors outside in the Farmer’s Pavilion had fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as some pastries and crafts. This time of year the farmer’s markets are a wonderful source of green beans, lima beans, potatoes, tomatoes, ears of corn, and fruits. The local farmers did not disappoint. Inside, visitors seemed to be enjoying the different offerings and tastings, from flavored olive oils to a Kentucky wine. I couldn’t resist the butter infused olive oil, some coarse ground sea salt, the fresh made spinach pasta, and a freshly baked baguette.
The Kentucky Proud General Store is still looking for vendors but was welcoming those who came in to see the products they have.
Unbridled Spirits is a definite hit. While I was there talking to the owner and their wine manager about Kentucky wine , the shop was crowded with interested shoppers. Both B. J. Gallenstein and Scott Miller have done an excellent job in bringing the Kentucky wines, Bourbons, and micro-brews together in one place for Northern Kentuckians.
The Friendly Market hours are Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 8 am to 6 pm, and 10 am to 4 pm on Sundays. The seasonal hours for the Farmer’s Pavilion are Tuesday to Friday 1:30 to 4:30 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm. Both are closed on Mondays.
It’s just off I-75, next to the Mt. Zion Kroger. I strongly recommend it. I know I’ll be back often.This entry was posted in Wine News by admin