Market News

Oktoberfest Harvest at the Market

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Open through October 28

Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, October 7, 2017

8 a.m. – noon

Imagine you are in the middle of the huge (farmers’ market) Viktualienmarkt in Munich this week. It is during the real Oktoberfest and the market is crowded with regular customers and visitors! Our market is (on a smaller scale) a farmers’ market like the Viktualienmarkt! We have farmers/gardeners from the area bringing their beautiful, fresh produce, baked goods, eggs, jams, jellies, honey, and so much more to give you the opportunity to buy “local”. We hope to see you Saturday between 8 a.m. and noon.

There will be a First Responder demonstration in the 400 block parking lot on Main Street,  Stop by, when you come to our Market, to learn what they do and thank them for keeping us safe.

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. The last Bundle Give Away for the season will be given away at 10 a.m. to Carol Hink!

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, October 7):

Cedar Lane Farm  (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell and Gus)  Gone this week.

Crunchy Granola (Jessica Gigstad)  Homemade granola.

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)  Green beans, Fall salad mix, baby kale, sweet candy onions, beets, okra, new potatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, squash, and carrots.

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)  Fresh locally grown figs, baked corn chips, fresh cut cilantro, green beans, organic softneck garlic, jalapeno peppers, poblano peppers, serrano peppers, tomatoes – Rutgers, Amana Orange, and Amish Paste, traditional flour tortillas, zasta (zuchinni noodles) and zucchini bread.

J&K Pollock Ranch (Jonathan Pollock)  Beef, pork, lamb and fresh ground wheat flour and rye flour and white corn meal.

Also stop by for a taste of ham and beans with corn bread –  made from our ham hocks and corn.
Special this week is ham hocks $.99/lb.

Jirak Family Farm (Mark and Theresa Jirak and Family) Watermelons, cantaloupe, tomatoes, winter squash, and green beans.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes) Broccoli, cabbage, pumpkins, ornamental squash, locally grown apples, delicata squash, kohlrabi, okra, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, Candy onions, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, jalapenos, hot banana peppers, eggplant, new potatoes, beets, brussels sprouts, kale, sweet potatoes, fresh herbs, sweet banana peppers, Yummy snack peppers, and carrots.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Arugula, new crop sweet potatoes, salad turnips, baby bok choi, chestnuts, English walnuts, hazelnuts, radishes (a variety), okra, tomatoes, Asian yard long “noodle” beans,  Dutch and French shallots, peppers (hot and sweet), onions (yellow cippolini and red wing), squash (butternut and spaghetti), eggplants, zucchini, fresh herbs (parsley, oregano, basil, bay leaves, chives, and sage), dried herbs (parsley), brown eggs, French bread and honey whole wheat (made with organic flour), jams and jellies (Five fruit, apricot (a variety), blueberry, apple butter, plum butter, and peach-orange marmalade), potted plants (Jade and cactus), 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 this week.

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

Other vendors may be present.



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