Market News

Celebrate the Last Saturday in August

Atchison Farmers Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8a.m. – Noon

Wow! Last Saturday was super!!! We not only had the Atchison Jazz Express, but we had a “Cash Mob” from the Young Atchison Making a Difference. We hope the members of group liked the Market and will continue to come to the Market.

Lots of local, freshly harvested mid and late summer vegetables. Cantaloupe, peppers and all types of squash can be found as well as your favorite baked goods and coffees products.   Jirak Family will be back this week with sweet corn.

If you know of any musicians, or groups (i.e. 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or fundraisers for charity) who might like to come to our market, have them call Betty Fischer at 913 709 5050  (longviewfarm3@gmail.com) to arrange a date.

Don’t forget to sign up with Lynn Hoffman, our market manager, 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, sweet and hot peppers, flower bouquets, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, assorted herb plants – all grown chemical free.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Potatoes, cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, 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.

Jirak Family Produce (Mark, Theresa, and kids) Sweet corn.

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

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Green beans, red and green asian “yard-long” beans, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, Yukon Gold, Corola, and All Blue new potatoes, regular and cherry tomatoes, shallots, sweet and hot peppers, 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) Salsas, relishes, jams, jellies, fruit butters, fruit breads and dog biscuits.

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 Gone this Saturday and next Saturday.

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

Wide Horizon Farm – Karen Soyland  Baked goods, tomatoes, and melons.

Other vendors may also be present.

Recipe

Watermelon-Mint Cooler

  • Serves 4, Hands-On Time 10 min, Total Time 10 min

Ingredients

  1. 4cups seedless watermelon chunks (about 1 pound
  2. 1/2cup fresh mint

Directions

  1. In a blender, puree the watermelon and lemonade; strain if desired.
  2. Stir in the mint and serve over ice.
  3. Optional: For an instant cocktail: Stir in 1/2 cup vodka or tequila before serving.

 

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