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Your Busy Weekend in Atchison Begins at the Farmers’ Market

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

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Open through October 28

Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, September 16, 2017

8 a.m. – noon

Saturday, September 16, has so much going on in Atchison!!!  Start your day at the Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. – noon, shopping for fresh, locally raised vegetables, fruits, and nuts.  Baked goods, jams, honey, coffees, locally raised meats, and more.

Special event:  Four year old, Brylee Johnson, will be doing a fund raiser for hurricane victims with free will offering for lemonade to go to Hand in Hand for Hurricane Relief for Harvey and Irma victims.  Brylee has cousins in the Southeast.

 Elvis (Garry Meyer) will be at the Market.  Then there is Funky Junk and the Muddy River Music Festival to enjoy the rest of the day!

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 October 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 16):

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

      Old Prices                    Closeout Prices

Sticks                $.25                $.20

2 oz. bear        1.50                 1.00

8 oz. bear         4.00                3.00

12 oz. bear      5.00                4.00

16 oz. jar         6.00                 5.00

24 oz. bear      9.00                 8.00

32 oz. jar         11.00              10.00

80 oz. jug        22.00              20.00

Genova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls)   Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Baby Kale, Sweet Candy onions, Beets, Okra, New Potatoes, Cut Flowers, cucumbers, bell peppers, banana peppers.

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.  Will be at the market if no gymnastic meet in Kansas City.

Interbrook Ridge Farm (Juan Jorge)  In honor of Mexico’s independence day, Sept. 16, Interbrook Ridge Farm will offer the following:  Baked Corn Chips, Basil, potted, Cilantro, fresh cut, Don Chele’s Arbol pepper hot sauce, FIGS, Garlic, organic softneck, Habanero peppers, Jalapeno peppers, Poblano peppers, Serrano peppers, Tomato – Rutgers and Amana Orange, Traditional flour tortillas, Fresh cut flower bouquets, and Zasta (zuchinni noodles).  ¡VIVA MÉXICO!

J&K Pollock Ranch (Jonathan Pollock)  Lamb is available again.  Pork shoulder roast and steaks.   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.  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, cucumbers, and red and green bell peppers.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes) Locally grown apples, delicata squash, cantaloupe, kohlrabi, okra, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, 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 ½ bushel lots.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Chestnuts, English walnuts, hazelnuts, green onions, baby bok choi, radishes (a variety), arugula, Swiss chard, leeks, okra, tomatoes, Asian yard long red and green “noodle” beans, green beans, Dutch and French shallots, peppers (hot and sweet), onions (Yellow cippolini and super sweet), salad zucchini, squash (butternut, spaghetti, and sweet dumpling), herbs (parsley, oregano, basil, bay leaves, chives, and sage), brown eggs, French bread made with organic flour, jams and jellies (5 fruit, apricot (a variety) blueberry, apple butter), potted 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.

The Pie Lady (Emilie Koehn) Gone to visit granddaughter this weekend.

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

Trog’s Apples (Steven and Linda Trog)  Yellow Delicious, McIntosh and Arkansas black.

Other vendors may be present.

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