Atchison Farmers’ Market
Fresh, Friendly, Local
Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, August 10, 2016
2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week with us. Did you know:
Great information from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition:
“Between 2007 and 2012, America lost more than 95,000 small and medium sized farms. Thankfully, supporting farmers’ markets and sound food and agriculture methods can reverse this trend:
Farmers’ Markets are Growing. Today there are 8,500 farmers’ markets in the U.S. That’s a 180% growth since 2006.
Farmers’ Markets Help Farmers Start Businesses and Stay in Business
18% of farmers selling at farmer’s markets are under 35.
43% have farmed for less than 10 years. Also, small-market farm operations that sell at farmers’ markets have nearly a 10% greater chance of staying in business than those selling through traditional channels.
Farmers’ Markets Stimulate Local Economies
Growers selling locally create 13 new jobs per $1 million in revenue earned (vs. 3 from those that do not).
Double your SNAP benefits ($1 to $25 per market day.) Get your swiped amount in wooden coins for regular purchases and a matching amount in silver coins to use on local, fresh fruit and vegetables!
Remember that you can use your credit, debit or SNAP (vision) card at the Market Manager’s stand. She will give you tokens to use as cash at the vendor stands. We have Atchison Farmers’ Market gift cards in the amount of $10 that you can give as gifts and use at the Market. We also accept Chamber of Commerce gift cards and Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons. There are may still be some coupon packs available for those who qualify at the Salvation Army or the Area Agency on Aging.
Vendor Produce (Wednesday, August 10):
Genova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls) Okra, sweet corn, green beans, walla walla and red candy onions, cucumbers, squash, baby kale, cabbage, red and white potatoes, and banana peppers.
New Vendor J&K Pollock Ranch, L.L.C. Bacon, pork sausage, pork chops, pork loin ribs, beef roast, minute steaks, ham steaks and liver. 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) 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 & Betty Fischer) Asian pears, blackberries, Asian “yard” long red and green beans, green beans, new potatoes (Yukon gold and Mountain Rose), tomatoes, spaghetti squash, garlic (Music and German Red), elephant garlic, onions, “Fooled You” jalapenos and sweet Hungarian peppers. shallots, and zucchini all grown chemical free, Blackberry jelly and Strawberry-blackberry jam, and other homemade pure fruit jams, French bread, and brown eggs from pastured chickens.
Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager) Pies by Pauline, jam, fruit breads, salsa, relish, and dog biscuits.
The Pie Lady (Emilie Koehn) Pies, bread and cinnamon rolls.
New Vendor Two Hungry Lads Cheese biscuits, soft pretzels, ginger molasses cookies, chocolate cookies, freshly squeezed lemonade, and cane sugar root beer..
Other vendors may be present.