Atchison Farmers’ Market
Fresh, Friendly, Local
Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, August 26, 2017
8 a.m. – noon
Where has the summer gone? But your Farmers’ Market will continue (Saturdays and Wednesdays) until October 28! Come this Saturday to visit with and buy from your favorite farmer/baker/vendors.
And – kids – a heads up – the “Zucchini 500 Festival”, will take place on Saturday, September 9. Rules and a registration deadline will be published soon. There will be prizes for the winners.
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 register for the September Bundle Give Away at her booth also.
If you are in favor of the Star Bond project providing funds to build a canopy over the Market area, let us know or contact the City Commissioners. This is a project that would not cost the City, but would use a portion of sales tax generated from that area. And . . . it would not only benefit the Market, but whatever other community organization that would like to use that area.
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.
Vendor Produce (Saturday, August 26):
Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell and Gus) Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, garlic, new potatoes, onions, eggs, and herb plants. Naturally grown produce.
Cold Springs Acres (Wayne and Marla Olson) A variety of vegetables.
Crunchy Granola (Jessica Gigstad) Homemade granola.
DT Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Sweet corn, zucchini, cucumbers, potatoes, green beans, and onions.
Elias Honey (Chuck Elias) Local honey and honey sticks.
Genova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls) Cucumbers, okra, bell peppers, banana peppers, tomatoes, green beans, baby kale, candy sweet onions, beets, carrots, new potatoes, chili peppers and cut flowers.
Ghost Roast (Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach and Melissa Wolfe)
Independence Creek Farm (Paul Steinbach and Family) Tomatoes, okra, green beans, apricot preserves, tomato preserves, fresh basil and oregano, and peppers.
Interbrook Ridge Farm (Juan Jorge) Baked corn chips, traditional flour tortillas, baby broccoli, cilantro, potatoes (Kennebec), fresh cut flower bouquets, garlic (Polish Red and Oregon Blue softneck), jalapeno and serrano peppers, tomatoes (Rutgers and Amana Orange and green for fried green tomatoes). Basil, potted. Fresh cut flowers bouquets. Pop and water for hydration purposes.
Jirak Family Farm (Mark and Theresa Jirak and Family) Watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans, squash, tomatoes, sweet corn, and cucumbers.
L&R Farms (Monie Frakes) Cantaloupe, delicate squash, okra, sweet corn, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, local Missouri peaches, green beans, Candy onions, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, jalapenos, hot banana peppers, eggplant, new potatoes, beets, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, kale, sweet potatoes, fresh herbs, sweet banana peppers, Yummy snack peppers, and carrots. Call ahead (816-390-7453) to reserve canning tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, beets, green beans, and hot or sweet banana peppers in 1/2 bushel lots.
Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Arugula, leeks, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, Asian yard long “noodle” beans, green beans (French style), baby carrots, beets (Detroit red, chioggia), Dutch and French shallots, onions, salad zucchini, larger green and yellow zucchini for frying or making bread, squash (butternut, spaghetti, sweet dumpling and kabocha), brown eggs, traditional white bread made with organic flour, jams and jellies, and fresh cut flowers. Naturally grown produce.
Lynn’s Tasty Treats (Lynn Hoffman) Salsa, hot dog and hamburger relish, jams, jellies fruit breads and dog biscuits.
Mallow Farm, LLC (James Mallow, MD & Barbara D. Bramblett) Herbs: Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil. Produce: tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, zucchini noodles (zoodles), Garlic and Garlic salt. Butterfly plants: Milkweeds, and flowering perennial plants
The Pie Lady (Emilie Koehn) Gone this weekend.
The Tortilla Man (Gilbert Gasper) Regular, whole wheat, jalapeno and cayenne tortillas. (He makes balloon animals for children.)
Other vendors may be present.
See Recipes in separate posting.