Farmers Market Archival History

In collaboration with the Lexington Farmers Market, undergraduate students in the UK College of Arts and Science have created an ongoing public memory project that documents the beginnings and evolutions of the Lexington Farmers Market. This project records oral histories of vendors and market supporters who have been associated with the Farmers Market since its beginning in 1972.  

The oral history and archive project is a conducted as a "pop up" writing center, with tables and chairs housing portable recorders and scanners. On dedicated community writing days at the Farmers Market, interviewees can stop by these tables to share stories, memories, and even old photographs they have from years past. You can hear these interviews below. 

Our first community writing day was held on February 11, 2012 at the indoor winter Farmers Market. 

Oral histories and archival artifacts will be featured at the Digital Distillery, as well as in the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at UK. 



Farmers Market Archival History Blogs

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  During summer 2012, several UK football players had the opportunity to visit the Lexington Farmers Market for the first time. Each student recorded his impressions of the market, combining words...
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On Saturday, February 11th, students from Jeff Rice's A&S 100 class joined me at the indoor winter Lexington Farmers Market. We set up two tables, two digital audio recorders, and one scanner....

Farmers Market Archival History Podcasts

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