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Thinking about the Pleasures of Fall at the Market

Atchison Farmers Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter for Wednesday, October 14, 2015

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

It is time to start thinking about “putting gardens to bed for the winter” while still harvesting the late crops for you to enjoy. Believe it or not, vendor/farmers are also thinking about their 2016 gardens – what went well this year, what did customers like, what should be planted next Spring!

Lynn Hoffman, our market manager, can 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 $10 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.

Note: SNAP card users – please see Lynn Hoffman to complete a survey about your experience using Market Match (2x value per swipe). If you have used your card on this program this summer it is really important that you answer the anonymous survey. Thanks.

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. We still have October 31 open for entertainment.

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This Wednesday’s vendors:

Genova Farms Produce (Debbie and Mark Genova and children) Green beans, okra, kale, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, carrots, lettuce and pears.

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) Apples, cantaloupe, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, canning tomatoes by pre-order, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, radishes, beets, bell peppers, banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, yummy snack peppers, ghost peppers, eggplant, cucumbers (regular, burpless, pickling), squash (zucchini, yellow, delicata, acorn, butternut, spaghetti), pumpkins, gourds, turnips & Indian corn.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager) New fruit butters: apple, peach, and pumplin, salsas, relishes, jams, jellies, fruit breads and dog biscuits.

Other vendors may also be present.


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