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Apple and Winter Squash Season at the Market

Atchison Farmers Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, September 12, 2015,

8a.m. – Noon

Last week was so much fun at the “Sweetness of Fall – Apple Fest”. Thanks to Susan Turnbull, Janean Bowen, and our junior chef, Clare Harris.

The “apple fest” will continue with vendors bringing apples, apple dumplings, apple crisp, and apple butter. 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.

We will also have Gary “Elvis” Meyer to entertain everyone at the Market.

Save the date: Atchison Farmers’ Market will be at the Taste of Atchison, this coming Thursday, September 17, on the Mall.


Continue 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:

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) Gone this weekend, but back next Saturday.

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) Sweet corn, cauliflower, cantaloupe, broccoli, radishes, peaches, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, green beans, eggplant, beets, kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, sweet and hot banana peppers, jalapenos, cucumbers, sweet potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Parsnips, pie pumpkins, spaghetti squash. winter squash, green beans, red and green asian “yard-long” beans, zucchini, Yukon Gold, Corola, and All Blue new potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, pasture raised brown eggs, French and Whole Wheat bread made with organic flour, pure organic fruit jam (jalapeno and apple butter), and cut flowers – all grown chemical free.

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

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

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

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

Wide Horizon Farm – Karen Soyland  Apples, apple dumplings, apple crisp, and tomatoes.

Other vendors may also be present.


We are getting toward the end of the “second” corn season this summer. Here is an easy recipe that can be multiplied for more people.

Avocado-Corn Salsa


Makes: 2 servings, Active Time: 10 minutes, Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup cooked corn kernels
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime juice, to taste
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Combine avocado, corn, tomato and cilantro in a small bowl. Add lime juice and salt to taste.

From: Eating Well


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