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It’s Farmers’ Market Month in Kansas

Atchison Farmers Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, August 8, 2015

August is the official Kansas Farmers’ Market Month. Thank you for being our customers! Tell your friends about the fresh, local produce you buy from your friendly area farmers.

Dixon and Reid, musicians who have been entertaining us at the market for years now, will be here today playing and singing folk music. Lois Reid is expecting her first grandchild this week. So if she doesn’t show up, Jim Dixon has promised that he will still be here.

If you know of any musicians, or groups (i.e. 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or fundraisers for chairity) who might like to come to our market, have them call Betty Fischer at 913 709 5050 to arrange a date.

Don’t forget to sign up with Janean Bowen (Lynn Hoffman, our market manager, is on vacation), for the September Bundle Give Away, which will take place on Saturday, September 5.

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/food stamp) 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. (Example: swipe your card for $10 and get $20 of tokens to spend 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:

Black Betty Org (Tiffany Bouldin) Organic, homemade goods.

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell) Summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, carrots, new potatoes, flower bouquets, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, assorted herb plants – all grown chemical free.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Potatoes, cucumbers, onions, beets, turnips, green beans, bell peppers, banana peppers., sweet corn, tomatoes 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) Sweet corn, green beans, sweet onions, kale, new potatoes, yellow and zucchini squash, cucumbers, and green onions.

Ghost Roast – Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe Decaf coffee. Coffee beans and ground coffee. Sumatran coffee from Indonesia. Light roast Guatemalan, Medium roast Ethiopian, and Dark roast Rwandan. Iced coffee will be available as well as samples of some coffee. We can grind beans for you at the market so your coffee will be fresh.


L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Sweet corn, peaches, Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Green Beans, New Potatoes, Candy Onions, Eggplant, Beets, Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Sweet and Hot Banana Peppers, Jalapenos, Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Zucchini, yellow squash, 8-ball squash, cucumbers, cabbage, Yukon Gold, Mountain Rose, Corola, and All Blue new potatoes, cherry tomatoes, onions, leeks, elephant garlic, bulb fennel, mixed kale, pasture raised brown eggs, French and Whole Wheat bread made with organic flour, pure organic fruit jam, and cut flowers – all grown chemical free.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager) On vacation.

Mallow Farm – Barbara Bramblett & Jim Mallow Sweet and hot peppers, garlic, herbs, lavender, and cut flowers.

McLenon Produce – Rob and Pat McLenon Tomatoes, cantaloupe, and peppers.

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

Providence Hill Farm (Christy Harris) Artisan bread, goat milk soap, lotion and other handcrafted bath and body products.

The Tortilla Man – Gilbert Gasper Regular and whole wheat homemade tortillas, and other specialty tortillas.

Wide Horizon Farm – Karen Soyland  Baked goods and garden produce.

Other vendors may also be present.


Mid- to late summer means an abundance of zucchini. Here is a very easy recipe to enjoy now or freeze to have in the winter.

Easy Zucchini Soup


½ c (one stick) butter

2 lbs zucchini, cut into chunks

2 cups chicken bouillon

1 tsp salt (if bouillon was not salted)

1 tsp curry powder


  1. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Add zucchini, chicken broth, salt, and curry powder to the pot, cook until the zucchini is soft, about 15 minutes.
  2. Pour soup into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid in place, pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.

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