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Baby Animals at the Market this Saturday

Atchison Farmers Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, June 13, 2015

8 a.m. to Noon

We have a fun day at the Market planned for you and your little ones! Trina Earl, who is one of our regular vendors, will be at the market with her son, Hunter, this Saturday. They will bring baby animals for a petting zoo: a mini pony, baby pigs, rabbits, a goat, and sheep. They will be at the event area under the 5th Street viaduct.

We also welcome the Atchison Aviator 4-H club, who will have a bake sale. Come support these young folks who are working on their 4-H projects.

We encourage you to attend the Juneteenth celebration this weekend. It is a very important occasion for our entire Atchison community. More information is available on their webpage: This is just one of many events going on in Atchison this weekend.

Special: Watch for a press release in the GLOBE this Saturday. The Atchison Farmers’ Market will launch a special program to allow more customers to benefit from our fresh, local produce. It is called Market Match. The launch will take place next Saturday, June 20, at the Market. More will be announced next week!

Lynn Hoffman, our market manager, has registration forms for the July Bundle Give Away. She can also assist you if you need to use your credit, debit, or SNAP card at the market. We also accept Chamber of Commerce gift cards and Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons. And, of course, you may purchase Atchison Farmers’ Market gift certificates to give as gifts to your family and friends.  This would be a great Father’s Day gift for next weekend.

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This week’s vendors:

Birdsong Farms – Gina Black Handmade pastas cut and flavored

Cedar Lane Farm – Carrie Kesse & Kirk Russell Salad turnips, Swiss chard, snow peas, snap peas, kale, garlic scapes, kohlrabi, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, tomato, pepper, and herb bedding plants – all grown chemical free.

Debbie Dooley Eggs, goat milk soap and lotion, cinnamon rolls, angel food cakes, and blueberry muffins.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Onions, lettuce, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, eggs and peas.

Elias Honey – Chuck Elias  2, 8, 16, 24, 32, and 80 ounce containers of local honey and flavored honey straws

Genova Farms Produce – Debbie Genova Kale, radishes, green onions, sugar snap peas, lettuce, and new potatoes.

Ghost Roast – Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe Coffee beans and ground coffee. Light roast Guatemalan, Medium roast Ethiopian, and Dark roast Rwandan. Samples of Guatemalen coffee will be available. We can grind beans for you at the market so your coffee will be fresh.

Long View Farm – Gunther and Betty Fischer Arugula, beets, salad turnips, garlic chives (herb), bok choi, green onions (scallions), three varieties of kale and mixed kale, Swiss chard, garlic scape, broccoli, French and whole wheat breads made with organic flour, rhubarb, pastured brown chicken eggs, cut flowers, and homemade jams, including organic strawberry-rhubarb jam – produce grown chemical free.

L&R Farms – Monie Frakes Rhubarb, beets, Swiss chard, peas, Spring Blend lettuce, Green leaf lettuce, spinach, green onions, radishes, cauliflower, kohlrabi, kale, broccoli, white turnips, collards, and sweet potatoes

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager) Salsas, relishes, jams, jellies, fruit butters, fruit breads, and dog bisquits.

Mallow Farm – Barbara Bramble & Jim Mallow  Herb planters, cherry tomato hanging baskets, herb plants (many varieties), tomato and pepper bedding plants, some flower and vegetable plants.

McLenon Produce – Rob and Pat McLenon Back when more produce is ready

The Pie Lady – Emily Koehn Pies, breads, and cinnamon rolls

Providence Hill Farm – Christy Harris Artisan breads made with locally grown organic wheat, brown eggs, goat milk soap and lotion.

The Tortilla Man – Gilbert Gasper Regular and whole wheat homemade tortillas

Wide Horizon Farm – Karen Soyland Will return to the market next Saturday.

Other vendors may also be present.

Many of our vendors have Swiss chard available. Known for being one of the most nutritious vegetables in the world, Swiss chard has numerous health benefits. Positively impacting blood sugar, working as an antioxidant, and supporting bone health, what’s not to love about this delicious green? Here is an easy recipe reminiscent of traditional lettuce salads.

Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Swiss Chard

Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)


2 slices applewood-smoked bacon


2 teaspoons cider vinegar

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

6 cups chopped Swiss chard


Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bacon to pan; cook until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Remove pan from heat. Add vinegar and freshly ground black pepper to pan, stirring with a whisk. Pour vinegar mixture over Swiss chard; toss.


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