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It’s Kids’ Day at the Market!!!

Atchison Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, June 28, 2014

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Kids’ Day at the Market

It’s Kids’ Day at the Market! Beginning at 9 a.m., we will have baby animals to pet courtesy of Dan and Trina Earl, a Buttermilk the Cow (aka. Julie Bowen) looking for Ferdinand the Bull and reading stories, and each child will learn how to plant a sunflower seed and get to take the tiny pot home to care for it and watch it grow. The Humane Society will also be at the market with a couple of animals to adopt. The Atchison Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee and Sue Stringer of Kansas ByWays and Agritourism donated the sunflower seeds.

Our vendors are having more and more of mid-summer vegetable varieties: squash, green beans, tomatoes, and more. We are hoping to have sweet corn available sometime next week. Watch the newsletter for more information.

Don’t forget to register with our market manager, Lyn Hoffman, for the July 5th bundle give-away.

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Vendor Produce (Saturday, June 28):

Cedar Lane Farm(Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Organically grown produce and bedding plants.

Back next week with fresh crops and Jones Cattle beef.

Country Girl Veggies ( Courtney and Debbie Blohm)

Potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, beets, broccoli, fresh cilantro, dill, and basil.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)

Cabbage, broccoli, and potatoes.

Elias Honey (Chuck Elias)

Honey in 2, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, and 80 ounce sizes and honey straws in 10 flavors.

Emilie Koehn – The Pie Lady

Breads, rolls, and pies.

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Kale, red candy sweet onions, green onions, new potatoes, green beans.

Gilbert Gasper – The Tortilla Man

A variety of fresh tortillas.

Ghost Roast Coffee (Brad Pietzyk)

Locally roasted Guatemalan and Rwandan coffee beans.

Haven Cupcakes (Haven Fry)

Margarita and Rocky Road cupcakes, and mini quiches.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Green beans, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cabbage, kale, green onions, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, beets, Candy onions, new potatoes, Swiss chard, zucchini, fresh herbs, yellow squash, patty pan squash, and turnips.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)

Shallots, Yukon Gold new potatoes, a variety of onions and summer squash, broccoli, Swiss chard, fresh cut dill, jams from homegrown fruit, brown eggs, fresh flowers, and French bread baked with organic unbleached flour.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow)

Several varieties of flowers, lettuce, and herbs,

McLenon Produce (Rob and Pat McLenon)

Cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, pecans, and black walnuts.

Providence Farm (Christy Harris)

Fresh bread baked with locally grown organic wheat and goat milk soap and lotion

Other vendors may be present also.

Recipe of the Week: Here is a recipe using zucchini in anticipation of new crop sweet corn: Fresh Corn and Zucchini Saute

Ingredients for 4 servings

¼ cup butter

½ small white onion, finely diced

3 small zucchini, diced

3 ears corn husks and silk removed

sea salt to taste

freshly ground black pepper to taste


Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Cook and stir onion in the melted butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Cut kernels from the ears of corn. Add zucchini and corn; cook and stir until zucchini is tender, about 8 minutes. Season with sea salt and pepper.

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