Market News

Amelia Weekend at the Market

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, July 16, 2016

Temporary location, 7th & Kansas, across from the Post Office

8 a.m. to 12 noon

The 20th annual Amelia Earhart Festival is this weekend (if you haven’t already noticed).  It is a tremendous event!  So many friends and family members will be coming into town to go to the Lakefest, the activities downtown, and the fireworks (world class!!!).  Prepare for them by getting your fresh, locally grown produce from our market.  Support your local farmers and bakers.

We will have a lot of vendors again at the Market – vegetables, pies, breads, desserts, fruits, jams, etc. etc.  Lots to choose from and lots to enjoy.  Ask your farmer/vendor about their farm, how they grow or raise their products, and if they have any favorite recipes.  (They will also ask you how you use their products!)

You can register for the August Bundle-Give-Away at Lynn Hoffman’s stand.

We will also have our “soft” launch of the new Double-Up program (formerly Market Match) for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) users.  The program provides a dollar for dollar match to help low-income families but healthy, locally produced food.  SNAP users can swipe their card at our Market Manager’s stand and receive the amount swiped  in wooden tokens that can be used like SNAP purchases anywhere.  The “Double-Up” portion – equal to the amount swiped will be given in silver colored tokens to be used only for fresh vegetables and fruit.  For example, if the SNAP card is swiped for $25 (the maximum per market day), the user will get $50 total in tokens (1/2 wooden and 1/2 silver).  Look for signs at each vendor’s stall indicating what kind of tokens they can accept.

This is a great program, both for customers and for the local vendors.  If you have any questions, ask Lynn Hoffman, Janean Bowen, or Betty Fischer.  The official launch of the program will be at the Saturday, July 23, Market.

We also accept Atchison Farmers’ Market gift cards and Chamber of Commerce gift cards.  Qualified vendors accept Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupon.  Some KSFMNP booklets are still available at the Atchison Salvation Army and Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging.

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Vendor Produce (Saturday, July 16):

Apothic Fox Café (Sierra Fox) Café Offerings: espresso drinks, smoothies, tea, Italian cream soda, gelato.  Gourmet Pastries:  tiramisu, apricot tarte, carrot cake, lemon poppyseed bread with orange butter glaze, chocolate coffee bourbon cake w/raspberry truffle filling & vanilla bean rum buttercream, cheesecake w/shortbread crust, and fresh glazed berries on top and macaroons.  Savory Pastries: spinach artichoke galette w/cornmeal pepper crust and tomato herb galette with parmesan crust.  Take Home & Enjoy: Fresh Pressed Juice (16oz bottles), compound butters, poppyseed bread loafs, salad vinaigrettes, dips, jams/chutney

Black Betty (Tiffany Bouldin)  Organic scones, muffins and foccacia bread.

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)  New potatoes, onions, garlic, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and summer squash all grown chemical free, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, and herb plants

Debbie Dooley  Eggs, See her booth on the Mall this weekend.  She will return next Saturday.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)  Locally grown vegetables and eggs.

Elias Honey (Chuck Elias)  Honey  Sizes in ounces: 2,8,12,16, 24, 32, 80 and a variety of flavored honey straws.

Genova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls)  Locally grown vegetables.

Ghost Roast Coffee (Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach and Melissa Wolfe)  See their booth on the Mall this weekend.  They will return next Wednesday and Saturday.

New Vendor J&K Pollock Ranch, L.L.C.  Hamburger, steaks, ham steaks, and roasts, bread and eggs.  If you want special cuts of meat, just ask at their booth to order them.

Jirak Family Produce (Mark, Theresa and Family)  Sweet corn, zucchini, golden zucchini, and yellow squash.  Locally grown blackberries, nectarines,  and “donut” peaches.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)  Sweet corn, cucumbers, peaches, tomatoes, Candy onions, new potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, cabbage, kohlrabi, kale, collards, bell peppers, sweet & hot banana peppers, yummy snack peppers, jalapenos, and sweet potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) New potatoes (Purple Majesty, Mountain Rose, and Yukon Gold), cherry tomatoes, baby kale, baby beets, baby carrots, fresh cut herbs (seeded dill, basil, mints), leeks, shallots, scallions, onions, garlic, elephant garlic, zucchini all grown chemical free, mixed prairie flower bouquets, brown eggs (pastured chickens), organic French and whole wheat breads, and jellies and jams, including blackberry jelly.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager) Jam, and pies by Pauline, sweet quick breads, and dog treats.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow) Squash, zucchini, cucumbers, hot and sweet peppers, garlic, Shasta daisy plants, wide variety of herb plants, and Several varieties of Milkweed plants to provide food and habitat for the Monarch butterflies. All products naturally grown and chemical free. Also, cut flower bouquets. Come see us at the Model A Ford!

McLenon Produce (Rob and Pat McLenon)  Tomatoes.

The Pie Lady (Emilie Koehn)  Pies, bread and cinnamon rolls

New Vendor Sarah’s Comfort Food (Sarah Gerving)  Back next weekend.

The Tortilla Man (Gilbert Gasper) Regular, whole wheat, and spicy flour tortillas.  (He makes balloon animals for children.)

New Vendor Two Hungry Lads (Luca Zia and Augustine Blosser)  Cold freshly-squeezed lemonade, ginger molasses cookies, our signature Italian crostoli pastry, and a new item: cinnamon zucchini muffins. Our July special: ice cold old-fashioned orange bottled soda with pure cane sugar is half-price! Root beer and creme sodas will also be sold.

Wide Horizon Farm (Karen Soyland)  On vacation.  Back next weekend.

Other vendors may be present.

Recipe of the Week

Remember all of the delicious foods grilled last week by Clark Pregont and Dan Bowen, which included grilled peaches.  This is recipe for grilled peaches by Bobbie Flay.  Enjoy!

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

Total time:  15 minutes; Prep time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 5 minutes


1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 teasp. cinnamon sugar

2 Tbs. granulated sugar

Pinch of salt

4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted

Canola oil

Mint leaves for garnish


In a small bowl, add the butter and stir until smooth.  Add the cinnamon sugar, granulated sugar and salt and mix until combined.

Heat grill to high.  Brush peaches with oil and grill until golden brown and just cooked through.  Top each with a few teaspoons of the butter and garnish with mint leaves.


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