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Apple Festival at the Market this Saturday

Atchison Farmers Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8a.m. – Noon

Do you like apples and apple pie? You need to come to the Market this Saturday. We are having our “Sweetness of Fall – Apple Festival”. Susan Turnbull and Janean Bowen will help you make apple hand pies to take home and bake. Enter your favorite apple recipe (before 9 a.m.) and the public will determine a winner. The prize will be given out at 11 a.m. Kids can bob for apples – it will be warm so it will be fun! And, Clare Harris, a junior chef, will show how to make a delicious apple salad from the magazine Chow Chow. So much going on!

The P.E.O. will be back today to raise money for local scholarships for women. Visit their table to get lottery tickets for a tote filled with spa items.

And, our September Market Bundle Give-Away will take place at 10 a.m.

Of course, there will be lots of local, freshly harvested mid and late summer vegetables. Cantaloupe, peppers and all types of squash, summer and winter, can be found as well as your favorite baked goods and coffees products.

Begin registering for the October Bundle Give-Away today. It will take place on Saturday, October 3. Lynn Hoffman, our market manager, has registration forms.

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.

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

( to arrange a date.

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This week’s vendors:

Black Betty Org (Tiffany Bouldin) Gone for the year. She sends her thanks to all her customers.

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) Green beans, okra, cucumbers, kale, squash, onions and tomatoes.

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, Yukon Gold, Corola, and All Blue new potatoes, 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 Gone for the season. See you next season with more beautiful flowers and plants.

McLenon Produce – Rob and Pat McLenon Sweet corn, cantaloupe, and winter squash.

The Pie Lady – Emily Koehn Gone this Saturday.

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

Wide Horizon Farm – Karen Soyland  Gone this week.

Other vendors may also be present.


There are so many ways to prepare apples – cooked with red cabbage, salads, and, of course, desserts. Here is an easy salad for any time of the year.

Apple and Sunflower Seed Salad

This sour apple salad is both nutritious and delicious – it contains fruit, vegetables and seeds. You can use any type of dressing and lettuce in this recipe and it only takes 15 minutes to prepare”


2 green apples, washed, cored and cubed

½ c. sunflower seeds

1 head romain lettuce, rinsed, dried, and chopped

2 dill pickles, diced

2 tomatoes, diced

½ cup ranch style salad dressing

In a large bowl, mix together the apples, sunflower seeds, lettuce, pickles and tomato. Pour dressing on top, toss and enjoy!



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