Market News

A Beautiful Autumn Day at the Market

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh,Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, October 12, 2013

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Hasn’t this been a great week?  Spring and Fall can be absolutely beautiful in Atchison.   We’ve been harvesting late produce and getting the garden ready for its winter rest.

The 2013 season will “officially” end on Saturday, October 19.   However, if our vendors still have produce, they will continue to come to the market.  More information will come closer to the 19th.

In preparation for the upcoming 2014 season, which will be our 16th year, we would like you to complete the short survey that follows will be sent to you in a separate e-newsletter.  There will also be copies available at vendor stalls.  We value your comments and suggestions.

Vendor Produce (Saturday, October 12):

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Organically grown produce and plants.

Elias Honey (Chuck Elias)

He will be at the Mother Earth News Fair, but Long View Farm will have his honey products today.

Emilie Koehn – The Pie Lady

Fruit pies, bread, sweet rolls, and cookies.

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Green beans, new potatoes, sweet onions, okra, tomatoes, squash, kale, pumpkins, turnips, cucumbers, carrots, and pears.

Jirak Farm (Mark Jirak and Family)

Squash (butternut, acorn, and spaghetti), tomatoes,  zucchini, and watermelon.

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Bell peppers, banana peppers, sweet potatoes, new potatoes, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, apples, zucchini, cucumbers, kohlrabi, cabbage, green beans, candy onions, delicata squash, acorn and carnival squash, butternut and spaghetti squash, jalapenos, yummy snack peppers, ghost peppers, kale, pumpkins, ornamental gourds, Indian corn, specialty pumpkins, carrots, and brussel sprouts.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)

Brown eggs, chestnuts, cucumbers, jams (apple butter, jalapeno jelly, peach, pear honey, and peach-orange marmalade), leeks, potatoes (Corola, Colorado Rose, and Purple Mountain), tomatoes, zucchini, French bread, and raisin cinnamon bread.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

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.

Autumn is the time for a lot of root vegetables.  Here is a delicious recipe using turnips.

Amish Turnips


Servings: 5

2 cups cooked turnips
2/3 cup breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon oleo or 1 tablespoon margarine
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 egg
salt and pepper


Cook turnips until tender.

Drain, mash and then add 1/2 cup bread crumbs, saving rest for top.
Add egg, sugar, milk, salt and pepper to taste.

Mix together; pour into greased baking dish.

Dot with butter and rest of crumbs.

Bake 45 minutes at 375 degrees.

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