Atchison Farmers’ Market
Fresh, Friendly, Local
Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, August 6, 2014
2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Hasn’t the summer been amazing! We’ve had some hot days, but not terribly hot. And we are still getting rain when the grass is usually brown. The rain has helped our gardens continue to produce wonderful vegetables and, now, fruit – watermelon and cantaloupes. Get fresh produce today to tide you over until the Saturday market.
Reminder: the Market is now able to accept credit, debit and SNAP cards. Just go to the Market Manager, Lyn Hoffman, (or Betty Fischer in her absence) and she can process your card. In exchange for a particular amount, she will give you tokens that can be used at any of the vendors.
Save the day for a different market experience, Tomato Festival : on Saturday, August 16, the Atchison Farmers’ Market will be on the Mall between 5th and 6th streets at our regular time. Susan Turnbull, Downtown Events Coordinator, is arranging volunteers to help you carry heavier bags of produce to your car. There will be salsa contests, bobbing for tomatoes, entertainment, and more.
Register for the September bundle give-away with the Betty Fischer, in Lyn’s absence.
If you know of any musicians, children’s or adult groups who would like to come to the market, let us know.
See you Saturday.
Vendor Produce (Wednesday, July 30):
Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)
Okra, sweet corn, kale, sweet onions, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and carrots.
Jirak Farm (Mark and Teresa Jirak and Children)
Sweet corn, cantaloupe, cucumbers, squash, and zucchini.
L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)
Green beans, tomatoes, sweet candy onions, kale, zucchini, new potatoes, patty pan squash, sweet corn, peaches, eggplant, Italian eggplant, cucumbers, burpless cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, bell peppers, sweet and hot banana peppers, yummy snack peppers, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, okra, and yellow squash.
Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)
Yukon gold, Colorado rose, and Purple Mountain potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, garlic, Elephant garlic, shallots, zucchini, jam and jelly, brown eggs, whole wheat bread, and French bread.
Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)
Will return on August 9.
Other vendors may be present also.
See you today and on Saturday.