Market News

The Last Market Day in August

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, August 31, 2016

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Can you believe it is the last day of August – already???  Time is going too fast – at least for me.  There is so much to do in the gardens.  They are still producing and will continue to do so for a couple more months.   But at the same time, it is time to get parts of the garden ready for winter.  We clean off old vegetables (and, of course, weeds!!!!), then we plant “cover” crops.  These are various types of seeds that will help the garden soil improve.  There are so many types one can plant, depending on your soil needs to prevent erosion, suppress weeds and some soil borne pests, and alleviate soil compaction.  And they are natural!  Then in springtime, they are tilled under.

This is the last day to register with Lynn Hoffman, the market manager, for the September 3 Bundle Give Away.   It will be given away the same day as our Sweetness of Autumn festival.  Remember the Market continues through the last Saturday in October.

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.

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Vendor Produce (Wednesday, August 31):

New Vendor (Chris Willis)  Tomatoes and peppers.

Genova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls)  Okra, green beans, walla walla and red candy onions, cucumbers, squash, baby kale, cabbage, red and white potatoes, and banana peppers.

Ghost Roast Coffee (Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach and Melissa Wolfe)  May be present.

New Vendor J&K Pollock Ranch, L.L.C.  Pork sausage, pork chops, pork loin ribs, beef roast, minute steaks, ham steaks, liver, and eggs.  If you want special cuts of meat, just ask at their booth to order.  They will have bacon again in a week or so.

Jirak Family Produce (Mark, Theresa and Family)  Watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, and sweet corn.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)  Green beans, new potatoes, Brussel sprouts, okra, sweet corn, spaghetti squash, cucumbers, peaches, tomatoes, Candy onions, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, cabbage, kohlrabi, kale, collards, bell peppers, sweet & hot banana peppers, yummy snack peppers, jalapenos, delicate squash, acorn squash, and sweet potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther & Betty Fischer)  Mountain rose potatoe, tomatoes, garlic (Music, and Spanish Roja), elephant garlic (to plant),  “Fooled You” jalapenos, and shallots, all grown chemical free.  Jams and jellies, including hot and medium Jalapeno jelly and peach-blackberry jelly, French bread, and brown eggs from pastured chickens.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager)  Pies by Pauline, jam, fruit breads, salsa, relish, and dog biscuits.

New Vendor Zoe Miner. Sweet baked breads.

Other vendors may be present.


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