Market News

Corn, Peaches, Meat and So Much More at the Saturday Market

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, July 1, 2017

8 a.m. – noon

The crop everyone has been waiting for – corn – may be at the Market Saturday. Mark Jirak will check Friday if it is ready. Mother Nature doesn’t give us exact dates in advance, but we can hope.

There will be peaches again. Come early as they sell out quickly! Lots of other vegetables – Japanese eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, green beans and more.

We will also have our July 1st Bundle Giveaway at 10 am. Carla Wolfe is the winner!

Note: Support our effort to get a canopy/roof for our Farmers’ Market. There is a sign-up sheet at the Market Manager’s stall. Just give your zip code and any supporting comment you would like to make.

You can swipe your credit, debit or SNAP card with the Market Manager, Debbie Genova (green and white striped tent). We participate in the Double Up Food Program and the Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Buy your Farmers’ Market gift cards ($10) from Debbie and we accept Chamber of Commerce gift certificates.

You can support your Farmers’ Market by buying a Plant a Carrot sign to put in your yard and/or “I love my Farmers Market” bumper sticker.  buying a “Carrot” for your yard ($2) or an “I Love My Farmers’ Market” bumper sticker ($1). Money goes to support the efforts of the market.

Save the Date:  “Tortilla Grande Festival” at the Saturday, July 8, Market!!!

Follow us on atchisonfarmers.market and the Atchison Farmer’s Market Facebook.

Vendor Produce (Saturday, July 1):

Cedar Lane Farm  (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell and Gus)  Cucumbers, garlic,, new potatoes, eggs, cherry tomatoes, herb plants.

DT Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)  Broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, zucchini, beets, potatoes

Elias Honey (Chuck Elias)  Local honey and honey sticks

Debbie Dooley  Goat milk soap and lotion, homemade angel food cake, brownies, zucchini bread, and eggs

Genova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls) Sugar snap peas, green beans, kale, Candy onions, potatoes, squash, carrots, and beets.

Ghost Roast (Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach and Melissa Wolfe) Fresh roasted coffee, coffee beans (can be ground at the market), Guatemalan, Rwandan, Ethiopian, Sumatran, and decaf.  Samples and a fresh cup.

Interbrook Ridge Farm (Juan Jorge)  Baked corn chips, beets, broccoli, cilantro, gourmet chocolate chip cookies, fresh cut flower bouquets, new potatoes, and traditional flour tortillas.

Jirak Family Produce (Theresa, Mark and Family)  Corn (if Mother Nature agrees).

J & K Pollock Ranch LLC (Jonathan Pollock) Beef and Pork: No antibiotics and no added hormones in this!  Eggs:  Non GMO, free range.  Non GMO grains: wheat , Rye , Corn  all milled fresh for the best flours and corn meal.  Special grill bundles   Beef Patties buy 3 pounds or more $5.20/lb  save $0.30/lb,  Pork chops buy 3 pounds or more  $3.50/lb  save $0.25/lb

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes) Peaches, Japanese eggplant, yellow squash, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, new potatoes, cabbage, English cucumbers, beets, green onions, daikon radishes, baby kale, collards, Swiss chard, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes. Taking orders for canning beets and canning tomatoes sold by 1/2 bushel lots; call 816-390-7453 on Mondays or Thursdays for delivery to market.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) English cucumbers, French green beans, baby carrots, potatoes (Purple Majesty, Mountain Rose, Yukon) beets (Detroit red, chioggia), kohlrabi, fresh garlic and Elephant garlic, Dutch and French shallots, onions, bok choi, English shelling peas, turnips, curly endive, scallions, Swiss chard, red and green cabbage, yellow and green salad zucchini,  larger green zucchini for frying or making bread, brown eggs, organic French bread, jams and jellies, fresh cut herbs (mint, sage and parsley), and fresh cut prairie flowers

Lynn’s Tasty Treats  (Lynn Hoffman and Pauline Schuele) Salsa, hot dog and hamburger relish, jams, jellies fruit breads and dog biscuits, Pauli’s pies and rolls.

Mallow Farm, LLC (Jim Mallow and Barbara Bramblett)  Herb Plants:  Basil, Parsley, Catnip, Mint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Chives.  Flower Plants:   Shasta Daisies, Painted Daisies,  Stocks, Dianthus, Mexican Sunflower, Lavender. Lanceleaf Coreopsis.  For the Butterflies: Tropical & Perennial Milkweed (host plants), and native flowers (nectar plants).  Produce:  Zucchini, Yellow squash, and snow peas.  Cut flowers:  Snapdragons.

St Andre Orchard (John Rziha Family)  Peaches.

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

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

Two Hungry Lads (Luca and Rosa Zia)  Cheese biscuits; ginger molasses cookies; homemade fresh thick spaghetti; homemade fresh penne rigate.  Pasta available in traditional (plain) or sun-dried tomato varieties.  We encourage you to preorder pasta by sending an email to  twohungrylads@hotmail.com to ensure we have enough on-hand.  Pasta sold in half pound or pound increments.

Other vendors may be present.

Recipe with ingredients from our Market

Peaches can be used in a variety of ways – not just desserts!  Here is a recipe that uses several ingredients available from our vendors.  I’ve marked this with an asterisk (*).

Green Salad with Peaches, Feta & Mint Vinaigrette (by Joyce Goldstein from Eating Well Magazine).  This healthy side salad recipe follows one of the essential formulas for great salads: tossing bitter greens with sweet fruit, crunchy toasted nuts and salty cheese. Melons are a good alternative to the stone fruit later in the summer, or try dried apricots during the winter months.

Ingredients:

Mint Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint*
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey*
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Salad

  • 12 cups bitter greens, such as arugula, mizuna and/or watercress, tough ends trimmed*
  • ½ cup packed slivered mint*
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 ripe peaches, sliced*
  • ⅓ cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
  • ¾ cup crumbled feta or goat cheese (about 3 ounces)

Preparation (Active: 30 min.)

  1. To prepare vinaigrette: Combine chopped mint and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let steep for about 10 minutes. Strain into a large bowl, pressing on the leaves to extract all the liquid. (You should have about 3 tablespoons liquid after straining.) Add oil, vinegar, honey and ½ teaspoon salt; whisk until well combined.
  2. To prepare salad: Add greens and slivered mint to the bowl with the vinaigrette and sprinkle with salt. Add peaches and almonds; gently toss to combine. Serve the salad topped with feta (or goat cheese).

 

Market News

Apricots, Peaches and Japanese Eggplant at Wednesday Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday will be the last market in June and your last chance to register for the July 1 Bundle Give Away. Did you know that you could win a bundle of goodies? On the first Saturday of the month, each vendor contributes one item – bread, tortillas, vegetables, etc. – to the Bundle Give Away – usually a $50 to $75 value. Register at the Market Manager’s table.

New items this week: locally grown, fresh apricots, peaches and Japanese eggplant and so much more at the June 28th market. Come see us for your mid-week produce!

The Vegetable Petting Zoo will also be back!

The Market Manager, Debbie Genova, (green and white striped tent) can swipe your credit, debit or SNAP cards. We participate in the Double Up Food Program and the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Buy your Farmers Market gift cards ($10) from Debbie and we accept Chamber of Commerce gift certificates.

You can support your Farmers’ Market by buying a Plant a Carrot sign to put in your yard and/or “I love my Farmers Market” bumper sticker.

Visit us on http://www.atchisonfarmers.market. and www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

Vendor Produce (Wednesday, June 28):

Cold Springs Acres (Wayne and Marla Olson)  Locally grown apricots, and beets and turnips.

Genova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls) Green beans, sugar snap peas, kale, candy onions, squash, potatoes, carrots, and beets.

J & J’s Eggs (Jaemon & Jeven Smith)  Eggs

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes) Peaches, Japanese eggplant, yellow squash, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, new potatoes, cabbage, English cucumbers, beets, green onions, daikon radishes, baby kale, collards, Swiss chard, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes. Taking orders for canning beets and canning tomatoes sold by 1/2 bushel lots; call 816-390-7453 on Mondays or Thursdays for delivery to market.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Dutch and French shallots, potatoes (Purple Majesty, Yukon Gold, Mountain Rose), beets (Detroit red, chioggia), carrots, fresh garlic and Elephant garlic, green beans, Texas Sweet onions, bok choi, English shelling peas, arugula, red and green cabbage, zucchini,  brown eggs, jams and jellies, English lavender wands, fresh cut herbs (dill weed, mint, sage and parsley), and fresh cut prairie flowers

Lynn’s Tasty Treats  (Lynn Hoffman and Pauline Schuele) Salsa, hot dog and hamburger relish, jams, jellies fruit breads and dog biscuits, pies and rolls.

St. Andre Orchard (John Rziha and Family)  Peaches, locally grown.

Other vendors may be present.

 

Market News

Special Newsletter – We need your comments

Special Newsletter

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

                                     

We need your help as a Farmers’ Market customer!  Please respond by Thursday, June 29, or email me directly (longviewfarm3@gmail.com).

Farmers’ Market board members just met with Trey Cocking, Atchison City Manager, and Clinton McNemee, Deputy Public Works Director.  The City is applying for a STAR BOND, one project of which would enable the City to build a permanent covering for the Farmers’ Market area.  This would allow farmer/vendors and you, our customers, to be out of the hot sun and rain.  It could also be used for other community events – art shows, car shows, flea markets, and much more.

Mr. Cocking needs information to present to the Department of Commerce.  Would you help us by providing the following:

  • What is your zip code? __________

 

  • How often do you come to the market? Wednesdays ______  Saturdays _______

 

  • Any other comments related to the Farmers’ Market.

 

The Atchison Farmers’ Market is always trying to improve our service to the community and provide a connection between our farm and city families.  We appreciate your assistance.

Market News

Tastes of Summer at the Market

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, June 24, 2017

8 a.m. – noon

 

With the first day of summer this week, our vendor/farmers are bringing more produce to market. Spring vegetables are mostly gone (but may come again as a fall garden grows in September and October. But, we have the wonderful tastes of summer: fresh peaches, tomatoes, zucchini, green beans and new potatoes. Plus you can get fresh tortillas, breads, jams, jellies and coffees at the market. For nourishment of the soul, there are also beautiful flowers to buy!

The Market Manager, Debbie Genova, (green and white striped tent) can swipe your credit, debit or SNAP cards. We participate in the Double Up Food Program and the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Buy your Farmers Market gift cards ($10) from Debbie and we accept Chamber of Commerce gift certificates.

You can support your Farmers’ Market by buying a Plant a Carrot sign to put in your yard and/or “I love my Farmers Market” bumper sticker.  buying a “Carrot” for your yard ($2) or an “I Love My Farmers’ Market” bumper sticker ($1). Money goes to support the efforts of the market.

Follow us on atchisonfarmers.market and the Atchison Farmer’s Market Facebook.

Vendor Produce (Saturday, June 24):

Cedar Lane Farm  (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell and Gus)  Cucumbers, garlic scapes, new potatoes, eggs, herb plants.

Cold Springs Acres (Wayne and Marla Olson)  Raspberries, turnips beets, onions.

DT Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)  Broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, zucchini, beets, potatoes

Elias Honey (Chuck Elias)  Local honey and honey sticks

Debbie Dooley  Goat milk soap and lotion, homemade angel food cake, homemade pasta, homemade pound cake, sugar free cookies, and eggs

Genova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls) Sugar snap peas green beans, red and green Candy onions, new potatoes, squash, carrots, cucumbers, beets and cut flowers.

Ghost Roast (Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach and Melissa Wolfe) Fresh roasted coffee, coffee beans (can be ground at the market), Guatemalan, Rwandan, Ethiopian, Sumatran, and decaf.  Samples and a fresh cup.

Interbrook Ridge Farm (Juan Jorge) Cilantro, baked corn chips, traditional flour tortillas, gourmet chocolate chip cookies, and fresh cut flower bouquets.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes) Peaches, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, sugar snap peas, new potatoes, cabbage, English cucumbers, beets, green onions, daikon radishes, baby kale, collards, Swiss chard, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes. Taking orders for canning beets and canning tomatoes sold by 1/2 bushel lots; call 816-390-7453 on Mondays or Thursdays for delivery to market.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Potatoes (Blue, Yukon, Norland Red, beets (Detroit red, chioggia, Italian), fresh garlic and Elephant garlic, onions, bok choi, shelling peas, daikon radishes, turnips, arugula, curly endive, scallions, Swiss chard, red and green cabbage, zucchini,  brown eggs, organic French bread, jams and jellies, English lavender wands, fresh cut herbs (dill weed, mint, sage and parsley), and fresh cut prairie flowers

Lynn’s Tasty Treats  (Lynn Hoffman and Pauline Schuele) Salsa, hot dog and hamburger relish, jams, jellies fruit breads and dog biscuits, pies and rolls.

Mallow Farm, LLC (Jim Mallow and Barbara Bramblett)  Herb plants: basil, parsley, catnip, mint, rosemary, sage, thyme, and chives.  Flower plants: Shasta daisies, painted daisies, stocks, dianthus, Mexican sunflower, lavender, lanceleaf coreopsis  For butterflies:  butterfly bush perennial shrub, tropical and perennial milkweed, And: zucchini, yellow squash, and (if Mother Nature cooperates) cherry tomatoes.

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

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

Two Hungry Lads (Luca and Rosa Zia)  Homemade spaghetti: sun dried tomato and traditional; cheese biscuits; and ginger molasses cookies.   Cold pure cane sugar bottled root beer and creme sodas will also be available.

Other vendors may be present.

Recipe with ingredients from our Market

One of the omni-present vegetables of summer:  zucchini.  It has a mild flavor and is easy to prepare as a vegetable or, even, dessert.  If you grill, think about this recipe.

GRILLED LEMON GARLIC ZUCCHINI

YIELD: 4 SERVINGS, PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES

COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES, TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES

Amazingly crisp-tender zucchini grilled with a lemon butter garlic sauce – a side dish that will go well with anything!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, garlic, Italian seasoning and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Brush zucchini slices with butter mixture.
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Add zucchini in a single layer and grill until charred on both sides and just beginning to soften, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

 

                                               

Market News

Green Beans and New Potatoes at the Market

Green Beans & New Potatoes this Wednesdays

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The first day of summer and we have fresh green beans, and new potatoes.  You can follow that with fresh peaches for dessert.  But there is a lot more at the Wednesday market (beginning at 2:30 and ending at 5:30 p.m.).

Swipe your credit, debit or SNAP card at Debbie Genova’s, the Market Manager’s tent, (green and white striped).  We participate in the Double Up Food Program and the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.  We also accept Chamber of Commerce gift certificates.  Register for the July Bundle Give Away.

Do you want to be part of the Market?  Support our Atchison Farmers’ Market by buying a “Carrot” for your yard ($2) or an “I Love My Farmers’ Market” bumper sticker ($1).  Money goes to support the efforts of the market.

Visit us on http://www.atchisonfarmers.market. and www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

Vendor Produce (Wednesday, June 21):

D & D Goodies (Darla Veltrop and Debra Ferguson) Green beans, zucchini, onions, potatoes, pies, breads, cakes, cinnamon rolls, and jams and jellies.

Genova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls) Green onions, radishes, lettuce, salad mix, baby kale, and marigold plants

J & J’s Eggs (Jaemon & Jeven Smith)  Eggs

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes) Peaches, green beans, zucchini, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, sugar snap peas, new potatoes, cabbage, English cucumbers, beets, turnips, green onions, daikon radishes, green leaf lettuce, baby kale, collards, Swiss chard, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes. Taking orders for canning beets and canning tomatoes sold by 1/2 bushel lots; call 816-390-7453 on Mondays or Thursdays for delivery to market.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Green beans, arugula, baby bok choi, green and red cabbage, zucchini, shelling peas, onions, Chioggia beets and Detroit red beets, turnips, brown eggs, organic bread, jams and jellies, fresh dill weed and mint, and English lavender wands

Lynn’s Tasty Treats (Lynn Hoffman) Salsa, jams, fruit breads and dog biscuits.

Two Hungry Lads (Luca and Rosa Zia)  Come and pick up some fresh spaghetti for dinner!  Offering both spinach and traditional spaghetti in half-pound increments.  Also selling our famous cheddar cheese biscuits and ginger molasses cookies.  Cold drinks will also be available.

Other vendors may be present.