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The Market at the End of June

Atchison Farmers Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, June 27, 2015

8 a.m. to Noon

We have celebrated the First Day of Summer – the longest day of sunshine in the year – summer has come!

In addition to our regular produce vendors, we have three events at the market today: Lois Reid and Jim Dixon will play folk music for us; Janean Bowen will be showing some special recipes using honey from our own “honey man,” Chuck Elias; and Christina Lee will be doing a fundraiser for Heather Simpson, who has acute leukemia. For a free will donation, you can have regular or blueberry pancakes, orange juice, and coffee.

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, Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons and coupons from the Atchison Community Health Clinic. And, of course, you may purchase Atchison Farmers’ Market gift certificates to give as gifts to your family and friends.

If you are a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipient, we invite you to double your buying power each market day with “Market Match.” For every $1 (up to $25 per market day) you swipe on your card, you will receive $2 worth of tokens. A wonderful way to buy fresh, local produce for your family.

We also have many recipe cards available from Savor the Season.

People have been asking about the 4th of July. The Farmers’ Market will be OPEN for your holiday needs!

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This week’s vendors:

Birdsong Farms – Gina Black She will be back next week.

Black Betty Org (Tiffany Bouldin) Foccacia, wild blackberry vinaigrette, asst. sweet drop biscuits/scones, and perhaps some cookies or banana nut bread.

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell) Summer squash, zucchini, cucumber, kale, Swiss chard, salad turnips, garlic scape, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, assorted herb plants – all grown chemical free.

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

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Onions, beets, turnips, cabbage, potatoes, and zucchini.

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

Genova Farms Produce (Debbie and Mark Genova and children) Green onions, kale, new potatoes, squash, and red and white sweet onions.

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

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Tomatoes, green beans, grape tomatoes, beets, Swiss chard, peas, rhubarb, green onions, radishes, spinach, kale, collards, Spring blend lettuce, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, white turnips, collards, sweet potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Detroit red and Chioggia beets, salad turnips, mixed kale, pak choi, green onions, Savoy and regular cabbage, Yukon Gold and All Blue potatoes, French shallots, Swiss chard, pasture raised brown eggs, French and Whole Wheat bread made with organic flour, and cut flowers – all grown chemical free.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager), Salsas, relishes, jams, jellies, fruit butters, fruit breads and dog biscuits

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

Mallow Farm – Barbara Bramble & Jim Mallow Will return July 4th weekend.

McLenon Produce – Rob and Pat McLenon Tomatoes.

The Pie Lady – Emily Koehn Will return July 4th weekend.

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 July 4th weekend.

Other vendors may also be present.

Honey! You have all heard about the demise of many bees. Without honey bees, most of our vegetable and fruits would not be pollinized.  We have local vendors who are trying to keep the bees healthy.

Honey is nature’s energy booster. The benefits of honey go beyond its great taste. A great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies, honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes. Its natural sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy. It is known that honey has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar.

Here is a recipe that uses honey and can be kept on hand for use in salads, on baked goods, and as a snack.

Honeyed Pecans

Yield: 1 cup; hands on time, 10 minutes, total time: 55 minutes



1/4 cup honey

1 cup pecan halves

Parchment paper

Cooking spray

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Pinch of ground red pepper


Preheat oven to 325°. Microwave honey in a bowl at HIGH 20 seconds. Stir in pecan halves. Coat a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan with cooking spray; spread pecans in a single layer on pan. Combine sugar, salt, and a pinch of ground red pepper; sprinkle over pecans. Bake 15 minutes or until toasted, stirring after 8 minutes. Cool completely; break into pieces.

From Southern Living


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