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Celebrate the 4th of July at the Market

Atchison Farmers Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, July 4, 2015

8 a.m. to Noon

Happy 4th of July!!! Welcome to the Farmers’ Market and our “Man vs. Grill” throwdown. Our three competitors are: Doug Anderson, Jeff Humburg, and Matt Parker.   They will be grilling their own versions of bacon, chicken wings, and vegetables. Between 9 and 11 a.m., the public will be able to sample and choose who they think is the best grilling chef. KAIR Radio will be broadcasting from the market. This is one of four events coordinate between Susan Turnbull, Downtown Coordinator, and the AFM Board.

At 10 a.m., Lynn Hoffman will announce and give away our monthly Bundle Give Away. You can also sign up at her stand for the August give away.

Lynn 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 to use at the market. This is a wonderful way to buy fresh, local produce for your family. We also have many recipe cards available from Savor the Season.

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This week’s vendors:

Birdsong Farms – Gina Black Various homemade pastas.

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, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, fresh garlic, carrots, red, white, and blue new potatoes, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, assorted herb plants – all grown chemical free.

Debbie Dooley Eggs, goat soap and lotion, angel food cake, cookies and cinnamon rolls

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Onions, lettuce, spinach, and possibly 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 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. You can get iced coffee from us. We can grind beans for you at the market so your coffee will be fresh.

Jirak Family Produce (Mark, Theresa, and kids) Corn.

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Peaches, Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Green Beans, New Potatoes, Candy Onions, Eggplant, Beets, White Turnips, Radishes, Kale, Lettuce, Cabbage, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Hot Banana Peppers, Sweet Potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Detroit red and Chioggia beets, salad turnips, mixed kale, cucumbers, green onions, Savoy, red, and regular cabbage, Yukon Gold, Colorado Rose, All Blue, and Corola new potatoes, French shallots, leeks, fresh garlic, 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

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 Tomatoes and corn.

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

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

Wide Horizon Farm – Karen Soyland Cabbage, onions, new potatoes, 4th of July baked goods, blueberry coffeecake, and yeast rolls.

Other vendors may also be present.

Here is a great recipe for the 4th of July from the honey recipes Janean Bowen demonstrated at the market last weekend!

Chipotle Honey Barbeque Sauce For ribs, pulled pork, or shredded beef.


1 c. honey

1 c. ketchup

½ c. apple cider vinegar

2Tb soy sauce

2 chipotle chilies (roasted Jalapenos in adobo sauce, canned)

2 Tb adobo sauce

2 teasp. chili powder

1 teasp. ground cumin

1 teasp. minced garlic

½ teasp. salt

Place all in a sauce pan, cook for 5-8 minutes, cool and eat! This IS spicy and makes 2 cups; half recipe works well. For less heat, use only the adobo sauce and leave out the chipotle chilies.


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