Market News

Last Wednesday Market of the Season

Atchison Farmers Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter for Wednesday, October 28, 2015

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This is our last Wednesday market of the 2015 season! Still lots of late summer and autumn produce available. Come to get your middle of the week fresh produce and then come again on Saturday – the final market of the season – to get more.

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.

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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, kohlrabi, cantaloupe, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, canning tomatoes by pre-order, sweet potatoes, 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.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) All Blue potatoes, pie/soup pumpkins, green beans, hot and sweet peppers, including sweet red pimento peppers, cherry tomatoes, brown eggs from pastured hens, French and whole wheat breads using organic flour, jams and jellies (new: aronia berry), fresh cut flowers, and ornamental gourds – all grown chemical free.

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

Other vendors may also be present.


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