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Summer Festival at the Market!

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, August 6, 2016

8 a.m. to 12 noon

It is the first Saturday in August and time for our Tomato-Corn Festival.  Susan Turnbull and Janean Bowen will have some great recipes (and tasting opportunities) using local tomatoes and corn.  And the Salsa Contest will take place during the morning.  Bring your homemade salsa – mild, medium, or unusual ingredient(s) – by 9 a.m. and the market customers will sample and choose their favorite in each category.  The winners will be announced and receive prizes later in the morning.

Last minute change to our festivities.  Due to several musicians being out of town, the Atchison Jazz Express will not perform at the Market this Saturday.  But, we have asked for a raincheck and hope they will be kind enough to set one up for us.

We have a winner for our August Bundle Give-Away:  Pam Goodman.  She will receive the bags of produce and other items donated by our vendors at 10 a.m.

It is the start of a new registration period for Bundle-Give-Away – for September.  Come to the Long View booth today as Lynn Hoffman will not be at the Market this weekend.

We can swipe your SNAP card for double buying power (at the Long View booth this weekend).  We also accept Atchison Farmers’ Market gift cards and Chamber of Commerce gift cards.  Qualified vendors accept Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupon.  As of Tuesday, there were still five KSFMNP booklets still available at the Atchison Salvation Army.  Check with the Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging if they have any.

Visit us on and

Vendor Produce (Saturday, August 6):

Apothic Fox Café (Sierra Fox) Café Offerings: Espresso Drinks (Hot & Iced), Tea & chai tea (hot & iced), Smoothies (fresh fruit), Italian Cream Sodas. Food Menu: Rosemary Chicken Cream Sauce  Served over rice & with a parmesan parsley roll, Crawfish Etouffee   Served over rice & with rosemary biscuit, Rustic Country Pate w/ green peppercorns & pistachios, Served with French bread (from market) , tomato wedges (market fresh), house made wine mustard, &  raspberry Chambord jam,& fresh tomato slices.  Popsicles (all made with fresh fruit): Jalapeno Peach, Strawberries & Cream, Raspberry Basil, Apricot &salted caramel, Creamy Pumpkin Pie.   Gelato (served in waffle cone or cup): Lemon Buttermilk topped with raspberry Chambord jam (waffle cone edged with chocolate  & freezedried raspberry pieces) ~Crema (classic vanilla), ~Blueberry Butter cookie.  Pastries –macaroons, chocolate croissant, crispy cinnamon pecan chocolate palmiers, lemon poppyseed muffins with orange butter glaze, carrot cake with buttercream cream cheese frosting, Frasier raspberry (chiffon cake), strawberry pistachio tart, giant cherry almond meringue.  Canned goods Raspberry Chambord jam, champagne vinaigrette,  sweet toasted sesame vinaigrette, sundried tomato thyme compound butter, lavender honey compound butter, wine mustard, and mushroom compound butter.

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  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)  Sweet corn, green beans, red candy and walla walla onions, kale, carrots, cabbage, banana peppers, new potatoes, cucumbers, and squash.

Ghost Roast Coffee (Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach and Melissa Wolfe)  Guatemalan, Rwandan, Ethiopian, and Sumatran coffees, whole bean or freshly ground, decaf Sumatran coffee (water processed), fresh cups of coffee available, including cold Sumatran coffee.

New Vendor J&K Pollock Ranch, L.L.C.  Bacon, pork sausage, pork chops, pork loin ribs, beef roast, minute steaks, ham steaks.  Special price on two pound packages of hamburger ($4.50/lb.),  and eggs.  If you want special cuts of meat, just ask at their booth to order.

Jirak Family Produce (Mark, Theresa and Family)  Green beans, sweet corn, cantaloupe, squash cucumbers, tomatoes, and locally grown peaches.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)  Green beans, new potatoes. Brussel sprouts, okra, 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) Blackberries, Asian beans (yard long), cabbage (red and green), Japanese eggplants, new potatoes (Mountain Rose and Yukon Gold), cherry and regular tomatoes, fresh cut herbs, shallots,  onions, garlic, elephant garlic, zucchini, green beans 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 and strawberry-blackberry jam.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager) Will return next Saturday

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow) Will return next Saturday.

McLenon Produce (Rob and Pat McLenon)  Gone for the rest of the season.

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

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)  Cheese biscuits, Chocolate chip zucchini cake; freshly squeezed lemonade; “crostoli” Italian pastry; ginger molasses cookies; cold cane sugar root beer bottled sodas

Wide Horizon Farm (Karen Soyland)  Will return next Saturday.

Other vendors may be present.

Recipe of the Week

In keeping with our Tomato-Corn Festival, here is an easy recipe using locally grown tomatoes, corn and local honey.  Sorry, the avocadoes and limes are not however!

Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing:

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 ears of fresh sweet corn

Remove husks from corn and grill over medium heat for 10 minutes. The corn should have some brown spots and be tender and not mushy. Cut the corn off the cob then scrape the cob with the back of your knife to get the juices. Set aside and let cool. Slice the tomatoes in half. Dice the avocado.

Honey Lime Dressing:

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Add all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.


Combine the sliced tomatoes, avocado, and grilled corn and honey lime dressing and mix gently so everything is evenly coated. Be careful not to mash the avocados. Let the salad sit for 10-15 minutes to let flavors mingle. Enjoy.



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