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Labor Day at the Atchison Farmers’ Market

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, August 31, 2013

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Labor Day weekend!  Celebrate with fresh, local produce for your festivities.

This Saturday, we will have music!  R2D will return to entertain us.

Chuck Elias, the “honey man,” will return to the market this Saturday with new summer honey.  Check out the recipe at the end of this newsletter that contains honey.

Don’t forget to register for the September 7th Market Bundle Give Away with Lynn Hoffman, the market manager.

Musicians are welcome to play and sign at the Market.  Just call me so I can advertise for you (913 709 5050).

Vendor Produce (Saturday, August 17):

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Organically grown produce and plants.

Chic Gypsy Café (Sierra Fox)

Will return September 7th.

Cupcake Haven (Haven Fry)

Will return September 7th.

DT Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)

Corn, peppers, and tomatoes.

Elias Honey (Chuck Elias)

New summer honey, honey sticks.

Emilie Koehn – The Pie Lady

Fruit pies, bread, sweet rolls, and cookies.

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Green beans, new potatoes, sweet onions, beets, carrots, okra, and cucumbers.

Jirak Farm (Mark Jirak and Family)

Cantaloupe, bell peppers, sweet corn, cucumbers, green beans, squash, tomatoes, and watermelon.

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Sweet candy onions, green beans, new potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn, zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan squash, okra, cucumbers, sweet banana peppers, hot banana peppers, eggplant, and peaches, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, carrots, brussel sprouts, cantaloupe, and watermelon.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)

Beets,  brown eggs, garlic (Music and Elephant), onions (cippolini, copra, and candy apple red), jams (gourmet five fruit, peach, and rhubarb vanilla), leeks, potatoes (Purple Mountain, Corola, Colorado Rose, and Yukon), hot peppers, large and cherry tomatoes, Asian calabash, zucchini, and zinnias.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow)

A variety of fresh produce.

The Tortilla Man (Gilbert Gasper)

Fresh homemade tortillas.

Providence Farm (Christy Harris)

Artisan breads made with locally grown organic wheat, brown eggs, goat milk soap and lotion, and snow cones.

Willenskraft (Rick Vanderweide and Cindy Timmons)

Garlic pesto varieties.

Here is a simple, but elegant summer dessert from Southern Living

Sweet-‘n’-Salty Honey Cheese Spread

Transform a simple log of goat cheese into an impressive party appetizer by rolling the log of cheese in sunflower seeds and drizzling with honey.  Serve with fresh berries and crackers.

Yield: Makes 10 appetizer servings; Prep Time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 (10.5-oz.) goat cheese log
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 pt. fresh raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries $
  • Garnish: fresh mint leaves
  • Assorted crackers


  1. 1. Press or roll goat cheese log in sunflower seeds, thoroughly covering cheese, including ends. Arrange cheese on a serving platter with any remaining sunflower seeds. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with berries. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately with assorted crackers.

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