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Get Your Labor Day “Fixins” at the Market

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, September 2, 2017

8 a.m. – noon


It’s forecast to be hot on Labor Day, the last “official” cookout holiday of the summer. We have local apples, sweet corn, watermelon, pies, breads, and so much more for your celebration and next week’s meals.

Today is the September Bundle Give Away.  And the winner is . . . . Becky Walker of Atchison.

Encourage any 4 to 14 year olds to register for the September 9 “Zucchini 500 Race” at the Market. We will have a pit crew to help and prizes for categories of winners. Register at Debbie Genova’s booth or online at We need your name, age, and a phone number.

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.

Go “like” The Atchison Farmer’s Market Facebook and follow us on

Vendor Produce (Saturday, September 2):

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)  Elias Apiary Going Out of Business Sale

Due to injuries suffered in a vehicle accident last winter, I’m no longer able to physically operate my beekeeping operation on a scale large enough to continue selling at the Atchison Farmers’ Market. I will continue to sell honey from my farm located just south of Atchison at 18512 272 Road. Phone numbers 426-0143 and 367-0375. All honey sold at the Farmers’ Market during September and October will be offered at discounted prices. I’ll certainly miss interacting with the customers I’ve met at the Market.

Closeout Prices  Sticks $0.20;  2 oz bear 1.00;  8 oz bear  3.00;  12 oz bear 4.00;  16 oz jar  5.00; 24 oz bear 8.00;  32 oz jar 10.00;  80 oz jug 20.00

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) Fresh roasted coffee, coffee beans (can be ground at the market), Guatemalan, Rwandan, Ethiopian, Sumatran, and decaf.  Samples and a fresh cup.

Independence Creek Farm (Paul Steinbach and Family)  Tomatoes, okra, green beans, apricot preserves, tomato preserves, jalapeno jelly, fresh basil and oregano, and possibly some purple hull peas

Interbrook Ridge Farm (Juan Jorge)  Baked corn chips, traditional flour tortillas, baby broccoli, cilantro (fresh cut), potatoes (Kennebec), fresh cut flower bouquets, garlic (organic softneck),  habanero, poblano, jalapeno and serrano peppers, tomatoes (Rutgers, Amish Paste, and Amana Orange).  Basil, potted. Zasta (zucchini noodles) Fresh cut flowers bouquets.  Pop and water for hydration purposes.

J&K Pollock Ranch (Jonathan Pollock)  Special: Pork shoulder roast and steaks on sale $3.00 / lb. just in time for your Labor Day BBQ.  Beef cuts available are: hamburger, rib steaks, minute steaks, chuck roasts, round steaks, brisket, tenderloin, short ribs, liver, soup bones, stew meat, and neck bones.  Pork chops, bacon, fresh side (like bacon, but not cured), ham steak, ham hock, ground pork, breakfast sausage.  One leg of lamb available (more lamb available by mid-September). Rye and wheat flour.  All raised on our ranch near Powhattan, Kansas.

Jirak Family Farm (Mark and Theresa Jirak and Family) Watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans, squash, tomatoes, sweet corn, and cucumbers.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes) Delicata, acorn, butternut, and spaghetti 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, 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), beets (chioggia), Dutch and French shallots, onions (small green onions, red candy apple and super sweet), salad zucchini, larger green and yellow zucchini for frying or making bread,  squash (butternut, spaghetti, sweet dumpling and kabocha), herbs (parsley, oregano, basil, bay leaves, chives, garlic chives), brown eggs, French bread made with organic flour, jams and jellies, potted Jade plants, 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) Although the Atchison Farmers’ Market will be open until the last Saturday in October, our last market for 2017 will be this Saturday, September 2.  We have enjoyed working with our customers this year, and look forward to being back at the market in May, 2018.

If you need garlic or garlic salt to last you through the winter, we will have an ample supply this Saturday.  If that does not work for you, call or text 913-424-2437, and we will make arrangements to connect you with our product.

Fall is a great time to plant perennials, so the root system can develop before winter arrives.  We will also have milkweed for Monarchs and flowering  perennials selected to provide food for bees and butterflies on Saturday.

See us on Saturday for tomatoes, sweet & hot peppers, cucumbers, and eggplants.

The Pie Lady (Emilie Koehn) Pies, breads, and sweet rolls.

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

Trog’s Apples (Linda Trog)  Red and yellow delicious apples.

Two Hungry Lads (Rosa and Luca Zia)  Crostoli (light Italian pastry); cheddar cheese biscuits; ginger molasses cookies; chocolate chip cookies; cold sweet tea made with organic green tea; pizzelles (Italian waffle-like cookies); and homemade pasta.  We will also be selling Boylan’s cane sugar root beer and creme cold sodas.

Other vendors may be present.

Recipe with ingredients from our Market

Make a great late summer salad for your Labor Day meal.

Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon Salad (from Allrecipes)

Prep Time: 15 min.; ready in 25 min.


  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced into thin half-moons
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
  • 3 baby cucumbers, seeded and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, sliced thinly


  1. Mix red onion with lime juice in a bowl; set aside to marinate at least 10 minutes. Stir olive oil into mixture.
  2. Toss watermelon, baby cucumbers, and feta cheese together in a large bowl. Pour the red onion mixture over the watermelon mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle mint over the salad; toss.




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