Summer into Fall at the Market

Atchison Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, August 30, 2014

On the Mall for the Tomato Festival

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Well, we had a bit of real Kansas summer this past week! But Autumn is coming. Our local farm producers have planted seeds and plants for a Fall crop. We’ll see what will be available within the next few weeks. But they still have plenty of fresh summer produce for you this Saturday.

Reminder: the Market is able to accept credit, debit and SNAP cards. Just go to the Market Manager, Lyn Hoffman, and she can process your card. In exchange for a particular amount, she will give you tokens that can be used at any of the vendors.

Also, this is the last time you can register for the September 6th Market Bundle Give Away with Lyn.

If you know of any musicians, children’s or adult groups who would like to come to the market, let us know. September 20 is still open and would love entertainment and/or groups fundraising.

See you at the Market.

Visit us on www.atchisonfarmersmarket.com and www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

Vendor Produce (Saturday, August 30):

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Plants and produce, grown chemical free.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)

Tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, zucchini, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, sweet corn, watermelon, bell peppers, beets, and hot banana peppers.

Elias Honey (Chuck Elias)

Honey in 2, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, and 80 ounce sizes and honey straws in 10 flavors.

Emilie Koehn – The Pie Lady

Breads, rolls, and pies.

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Green beans, okra, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, cucumbers, sweet Red Candy onions, carrots, melons, and squash.

Gilbert Gasper – The Tortilla Man

A variety of fresh, homemade tortillas.

Ghost Roast Coffee (Brad and April Pietzyk)

Locally roasted coffee beans and fresh coffee to drink.

Jirak Farm (Mark and Teresa Jirak and Children)

Sweet corn, watermelons, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and squash.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Green beans, tomatoes, sweet candy onions, kale, zucchini, new potatoes, patty pan squash, sweet corn, peaches, eggplant, Italian eggplant, cucumbers, burpless cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, bell peppers, sweet and hot banana peppers, yummy snack peppers, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, okra, and yellow squash.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)

Yukon gold, Colorado rose, and Corolla potatoes, tomatoes, Japanese eggplant, garlic, shallots, leeks, broccoli, zucchini, a variety of jellies, jams, and fruit butters, brown eggs, whole wheat bread, French bread, fresh herbs, and fresh flowers.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow)

Salsa kit, tomatoes, squash, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, garlic, and flower bouquets.

Rootin Tootin Acres (Theresa and Eric Root and Family)

Tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and baked goods/breads.

Other vendors may be present also.

Recipe: Spaghetti squash is becoming a favorite with many people. It’s delicious and you get a vegetable instead of carbs as you would with regular spaghetti. Usually, we just think about serving it with butter or with marinara sauce. But here is a delicious recipe from Emeril Lagasse that is easy.

Herbed Spaghetti Squash

Total Time: 1 hr 5 min.; Prep: 5 min; Cook: 1 hr; Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 small spaghetti squash, about 2 1/4 pounds
2 1/2 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped mixed soft herbs, such as basil, chives, chervil, parsley and sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Using a sharp knife, cut the squash in half lengthwise and place, cut side down, in a baking dish. Add enough water to come 1/2-inch up the sides of the baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes, until the squash is easily pierced with a paring knife. Turn squash over and cover with foil again and continue to cook another 15 minutes, until the squash is very tender. Remove from the oven, uncover, and allow to cool slightly. Using a spoon, remove the seeds and discard. Using a fork, gently pull the strands of squash away from the peel and place the squash strands into a mixing bowl.

Heat a skillet. Add the butter, spaghetti squash, herbs, salt and pepper and toss thoroughly but gently to heat and combine. Serve immediately or cover and keep warm until ready to serve.

 

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Correction: The Market will NOT be on the Mall this Saturday

Atchison Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

 

CORRECTION

The Market will not be on the Mall this coming Saturday, but in its regular location at the Farmers’ Market.

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Melons, Melons, and More at the Wednesday Market

Atchison Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

There are summer and fall vegetables and fruit available at the Market this Wednesday.

Reminder: the Market is now able to accept credit, debit and SNAP cards. Just go to the Market Manager, Lyn Hoffman, (or Betty Fischer in her absence) and she can process your card. In exchange for a particular amount, she will give you tokens that can be used at any of the vendors.

Register for the September 6 bundle give-away with the Lyn Hoffman.

If you know of any musicians, children’s or adult groups who would like to come to the market, let us know. We have a couple of market days still open.

See you Saturday on the Mall.

Visit us on www.atchisonfarmersmarket.com and www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

Vendor Produce (Wednesday, August 27):

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Okra, green beans, potatoes, peppers, sweet Red Candy onions, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, melons, and carrots.

Jirak Farm (Mark and Teresa Jirak and Children)

Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melons, sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and squash.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Green beans, tomatoes, sweet candy onions, kale, zucchini, new potatoes, patty pan squash, sweet corn, peaches, eggplant, Italian eggplant, cucumbers, burpless cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, bell peppers, sweet and hot banana peppers, yummy snack peppers, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, okra, and yellow squash.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, and dog treats.

Rootin Tootin Acres (Theresa and Eric Root)

Tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, baked goods/breads.

Other vendors may be present also.

See you today and on Saturday.

 

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The Market Continues with Summer/Fall Produce

Atchison Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, August 23, 2014

On the Mall for the Tomato Festival

8 a.m. to 12 noon

We hope those of you who came to the Tomato Festival on the Mall enjoyed it. We’d really appreciate you answering the short survey that was sent to you yesterday and bringing it to the Market.

In response to your requests for the recipes that were made and given out as samples at the Festival, there are two at the bottom of this newsletter: Tomato Bread Salad and Fresh Salsa. Enjoy them with ingredients from our Market.

This week has been hot and we have had to water some of our produce – particularly the seeds and plants we have put in the ground for a Fall garden. Right now products are pretty much the same as last week.

Reminder: the Market is able to accept credit, debit and SNAP cards. Just go to the Market Manager, Lyn Hoffman, and she can process your card. In exchange for a particular amount, she will give you tokens that can be used at any of the vendors.

Also, register for the September Market Bundle Give Away with Lyn.

If you know of any musicians, children’s or adult groups who would like to come to the market, let us know. We have a August 30 and September 20 still open and would love entertainment and/or groups fundraising.

See you at the Market.

Visit us on www.atchisonfarmersmarket.com and www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

Vendor Produce (Saturday, August 16):

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Plants and produce, grown chemical free.

Cupcake Haven (Haven Fry)

School has started so Haven will see us again next Market season.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)

Tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, zucchini, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, sweet corn, watermelon, bell peppers, beets, and hot banana peppers.

Elias Honey (Chuck Elias)

Honey in 2, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, and 80 ounce sizes and honey straws in 10 flavors.

Emilie Koehn – The Pie Lady

Breads, rolls, and pies.

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Okra, green beans, cantaloupe, sweet corn, kale, red candy onions, Walla Walla onions, tomatoes, squash, and carrots.

Gilbert Gasper – The Tortilla Man

A variety of fresh, homemade tortillas.

Ghost Roast Coffee (Brad and April Pietzyk)

Locally roasted Guatemalan and Ethiopian coffee beans.

Jirak Farm (Mark and Teresa Jirak and Children)

Watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Green beans, tomatoes, sweet candy onions, kale, zucchini, new potatoes, patty pan squash, sweet corn, peaches, eggplant, Italian eggplant, cucumbers, burpless cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, bell peppers, sweet and hot banana peppers, yummy snack peppers, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, okra, and yellow squash.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)

Yukon gold, Colorado rose, and Corolla potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, garlic, shallots, leeks, broccoli, zucchini, elderberry and crabapple jelly and butter and other jams and jellies, brown eggs, whole wheat bread, French bread, fresh herbs (basil, chives, sage), and fresh flowers.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow)

Salsa kit, tomatoes, squash, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, garlic, and flower bouquets.

Rootin Tootin Acres (Theresa and Eric Root and Family)

Tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, okra, and baked goods.

Other vendors may be present also.

Recipe: We have had requests for the recipes prepared by our “chefs” at the Tomato Festival last weekend. You can get all of the ingredients (except the vinegar and oil and lime or lemon juice) from our vendors at the Market.

Tomato Bread Salad (Panzanella)

3 lbs ripe tomatoes diced

1-2 C red onion, thinly sliced (I used sweet onion like Candy sweet or Walla Walla)

1 C slivered fresh basil

1/3 – 2/3 C olive oil (I used 1/3 C)

1Tbsp red wine vinegar

3 C garlic croutons

salt and pepper to taste

Combine first 5 ingredients in large bowl. Add salt and pepper.

Just before serving toss in the croutons.

 

Fresh Salsa

3 med tomatoes, quartered (firmer ones hold up best in salsa)

1/8-1/4 med onion

1⁄2-1 hot green chili (jalapeno); small dice

3 + sprigs of cilantro, cut up a little

lemon or lime juice (use 1⁄2 of either fruit)

1 small bell pepper, quartered (optional)

1-2 medium garlic cloves

1⁄4-1/2 tsp salt

Place all BUT tomatoes in food processor or blender and chop briefly for chunky or longer for smoother salsa. Add tomatoes last to get desired consistency. Vary ingredients a bit to your taste.

 

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Market Manager Wins Specialty Salsa Contest and Local Produce for You

Atchison Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Congratulations to our Market Manager, Lyn, who won the specialty salsa contest at the Tomato Festival. Her entry was the Raspberry Salsa. Did you enjoy the Market on the Mall last Saturday?

We are back at our regular location for the rest of the season. The “wall” is looking beautiful and is progressing down the way to the West end. Come to get your mid-week produce and also look at the art project!

Reminder: the Market is now able to accept credit, debit and SNAP cards. Just go to the Market Manager, Lyn Hoffman, (or Betty Fischer in her absence) and she can process your card. In exchange for a particular amount, she will give you tokens that can be used at any of the vendors.

Register for the September bundle give-away with the Lyn Hoffman.

If you know of any musicians, children’s or adult groups who would like to come to the market, let us know. We have a couple of market days still open.

See you Saturday on the Mall.

Visit us on www.atchisonfarmersmarket.com and www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

Vendor Produce (Wednesday, August 20):

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Okra, sweet corn, kale, sweet onions, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and carrots.

Jirak Farm (Mark and Teresa Jirak and Children)

Watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Green beans, tomatoes, sweet candy onions, kale, zucchini, new potatoes, patty pan squash, sweet corn, peaches, eggplant, Italian eggplant, cucumbers, burpless cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, bell peppers, sweet and hot banana peppers, yummy snack peppers, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, okra, and yellow squash.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, and dog treats.

Other vendors may be present also.

See you today and on Saturday.

 

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The Market on the Mall – Tomato Festival Weekend

Atchison Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, August 16, 2014

On the Mall for the Tomato Festival

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Join us for the Tomato Festival this Saturday, August 16, on the Mall between 5th and 6th streets at our regular time. Susan Turnbull, Downtown Events Coordinator, is arranging volunteers to help you carry heavier bags of produce to your car. There will be salsa contests, bobbing for tomatoes, entertainment, and more.

Reminder: the Market is now able to accept credit, debit and SNAP cards. Just go to the Market Manager, Lyn Hoffman, and she can process your card. In exchange for a particular amount, she will give you tokens that can be used at any of the vendors.

Also, register for the September Market Bundle Give Away with Lyn.

If you know of any musicians, children’s or adult groups who would like to come to the market, let us know. We have a few open Saturdays this Fall season.

See you at the Market.

Visit us on www.atchisonfarmersmarket.com and www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

Vendor Produce (Saturday, August 16):

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Plants and produce, grown chemical free.

Country Girl Veggies ( Courtney and Debbie Blohm)

Will return when pumpkins are ready.

Cupcake Haven (Haven Fry)

Reese’s and pink lemonade cupcakes, along with breakfast quiche with sundried tomatoes.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)

Tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, zucchini, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, sweet corn, watermelon, bell peppers, beets, and hot banana peppers.

Elias Honey (Chuck Elias)

Honey in 2, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, and 80 ounce sizes and honey straws in 10 flavors

Emilie Koehn – The Pie Lady

On vacation.

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Okra, green beans, cantaloupe, sweet corn, kale, red candy onions, Walla Walla onions, tomatoes, squash, and carrots.

Gilbert Gasper – The Tortilla Man

A variety of fresh tortillas.

Ghost Roast Coffee (Brad and April Pietzyk)

Locally roasted Guatemalan and Ethiopian coffee beans.

Jirak Farm (Mark and Teresa Jirak and Children)

Watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Green beans, tomatoes, sweet candy onions, kale, zucchini, new potatoes, patty pan squash, sweet corn, peaches, eggplant, Italian eggplant, cucumbers, burpless cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, bell peppers, sweet and hot banana peppers, yummy snack peppers, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, okra, and yellow squash.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)

Yukon gold, and Colorado rose potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, garlic, shallots, zucchini, elderberry and crabapple jelly and butter and other jams and jellies, brown eggs, whole wheat bread, and French bread.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow)

Salsa kits, tomatoes, squash, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, garlic, and flower bouquets.

McLenon Produce (Rob and Pat McLenon)

See you next Spring with asparagus

Rootin Tootin Acres (Theresa and Eric Root and Family)

Potatoes (three kinds), tomatoes (five to seven varieties), Swiss chard, kohlrabi, pear and cherry tomatoes, possibly squash and baked items.

Other vendors may be present also.

Recipe: Although it has been unusually cool this summer, a refreshing, nutritious drink is always welcome. It is low-fat dairy with a punch of potassium, calcium, Vitamin S and beta carotene. Use cantaloupe and honey from our market to make a –

Cantaloupe Smoothie

Makes: 1 serving; Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes (plus overnight to freeze banana)

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 ripe ripe cantaloupe, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup nonfat or low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Place unpeeled banana in the freezer overnight (or for up to 3 months). Remove banana from the freezer and let it sit until the skin begins to soften, about 2 minutes. Remove the skin with a paring knife. (Don’t worry if a little fiber remains.) Cut the banana into chunks; combine in a blender or food processor with cantaloupe, yogurt, dry milk, orange juice, honey and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth.

 

 

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Cool Temperatures at the Wednesday Market

Atchison Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Is it August or April? These temperatures are unbelievable. It is time to plant our Fall gardens. But we still have all the top summer vegetables. Get your midweek produce today.

Remember that we will be on the Mall on Saturday, August 16, for the Tomato Festival, between 5th and 6th streets at our regular time. Susan Turnbull, Downtown Events Coordinator, is arranging volunteers to help you carry heavier bags of produce to your car. There will be salsa contests, bobbing for tomatoes, entertainment, and more.

Reminder: the Market is now able to accept credit, debit and SNAP cards. Just go to the Market Manager, Lyn Hoffman, (or Betty Fischer in her absence) and she can process your card. In exchange for a particular amount, she will give you tokens that can be used at any of the vendors.

Register for the September bundle give-away with the Lyn Hoffman.

If you know of any musicians, children’s or adult groups who would like to come to the market, let us know.

See you Saturday on the Mall.

Visit us on www.atchisonfarmersmarket.com and www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

Vendor Produce (Wednesday, August 13):

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Okra, sweet corn, kale, sweet onions, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and carrots.

Jirak Farm (Mark and Teresa Jirak and Children)

Watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Green beans, tomatoes, sweet candy onions, kale, zucchini, new potatoes, patty pan squash, sweet corn, peaches, eggplant, Italian eggplant, cucumbers, burpless cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, bell peppers, sweet and hot banana peppers, yummy snack peppers, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, okra, and yellow squash.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, and dog treats.

Other vendors may be present also.

See you today and on Saturday.

 

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