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A Very Busy Day at the Market

Atchison Farmers Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, June 20, 2015

8 a.m. to Noon

The Atchison Farmers’ Market has so much going this weekend!  The first event is a big one:  Tresa Carter and Helen Schnoes, from Douglas County, will be here at the opening of the market to launch Market Match.  This program will enable the Atchison Market to double the tokens we give to a SNAP recipient, when they swipe their card to buy produce.  They can match the amount they receive up to $25 each market day.  We are very excited about this program and how it can help people get more, fresh, local produce.

Shawn Snoddy, of the Atchison Art Association, will have a program for children from 9 a.m. until noon.  They will be doing Marbled Milk Painting.

Then, our very own Janean Bowen will be preparing kohlrabi using both sweet and savory recipes.  You know, this is that strange looking round vegetable with leaves sprouting out of the sides!  Kohlrabi is very delicious and grown by several of our vendors.

Three of our regular vendors will not be at Market this Saturday: Birdsong Farm, Long View Farm, and Providence Hill Farms.  But you will have the opportunity to see them and buy produce from them at their own farms.  They are on the Farm and Garden Tour, which runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday.  You can get tickets at the Chamber of Commerce or Gateway to Kansas.

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.

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This week’s vendors:

Birdsong Farms – Gina Black See them on the Farm and Garden Tour

Cedar Lane Farm – Carrie Kesse & Kirk Russell   Salad turnips, Swiss chard, snow peas, snap peas, kale, garlic scape, 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, cookies, and angel food cakes.

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 See them on the Farm and Garden Tour

L&R Farms – Monie Frakes Beets, Swiss chard, peas, Spring Blend lettuce, Green leaf lettuce, green onions, radishes, kohlrabi, kale, broccoli, white turnips, collards, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, new potatoes, candy onions, cabbage, fresh basil, 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 See them on the Farm and Garden Tour

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

Wide Horizon Farm – Karen Soyland Cabbage, broccoli, red onions, flowers, Baked goods – apple crisp, blueberry crisp, pineapple upside down cake, yeast rolls

Other vendors may also be present

Janean Bowen will be showing how to use kohlrabi in a number of salads. Here is another recipe using a lot of vegetables available from our vendors.

Kohlrabi Slaw


Makes 8 servings

2 cups chopped cabbage

4 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and grated

2 stalks celery, sliced thinly

2 carrots, sliced thinly

2 Tb. minced fresh onion

1/3 c. white sugar

½ teasp. salt

1/8 teasp. ground black pepper

1/8 teasp. celery seed

½ c. mayonnaise

4 ½ teasp. apple cider vinegar


  1. Toss the cabbage, kohlrabi, celery, carrot, and onion together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the sugar, salt, pepper, celery seed, mayonnaise, and vinegar together in a separate bowl until smooth; pour over the cabbage mixture and stir to coat evenly. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour before serving.

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