Celebrate the Last Saturday in August

Atchison Farmers Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8a.m. – Noon

Wow! Last Saturday was super!!! We not only had the Atchison Jazz Express, but we had a “Cash Mob” from the Young Atchison Making a Difference. We hope the members of group liked the Market and will continue to come to the Market.

Lots of local, freshly harvested mid and late summer vegetables. Cantaloupe, peppers and all types of squash can be found as well as your favorite baked goods and coffees products.   Jirak Family will be back this week with sweet corn.

If you know of any musicians, or groups (i.e. 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or fundraisers for charity) who might like to come to our market, have them call Betty Fischer at 913 709 5050  (longviewfarm3@gmail.com) to arrange a date.

Don’t forget to sign up with Lynn Hoffman, our market manager, for the September Bundle Give Away, which will take place on Saturday, September 5.

She can also assist you if you need to use your credit, debit, or SNAP card at the market. We also accept Chamber of Commerce gift cards, Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons and coupons from the Atchison Community Health Clinic. And, of course, you may purchase Atchison Farmers’ Market gift certificates to give as gifts to your family and friends.

If you are a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamp) recipient, we invite you to double your buying power each market day with “Market Match.” For every $1 (up to $25 per market day) you swipe on your card, you will receive $2 worth of tokens to use at the market. (Example: swipe your card for $10 and get $20 of tokens to spend at the Market.) This is a wonderful way to buy fresh, local produce for your family. We also have many recipe cards available from Savor the Season.

Visit us on our blog: atchisonfarmersmarket.wordpress.com   And “like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

This week’s vendors:

Black Betty Org (Tiffany Bouldin) Organic, homemade goods.

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell) Summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, carrots, new potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, flower bouquets, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, assorted herb plants – all grown chemical free.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Potatoes, cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, and zucchini.

Elias Honey – Chuck Elias   2, 8, 16, 24, 32, and 80 ounce containers of local honey and flavored honey straws

Genova Farms Produce (Debbie and Mark Genova and children) Sweet corn, green beans, sweet onions, kale, new potatoes, yellow and zucchini squash, cucumbers, and green onions.

Ghost Roast – Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe Decaf coffee. Coffee beans and ground coffee. Sumatran coffee from Indonesia. Light roast Guatemalan, Medium roast Ethiopian, and Dark roast Rwandan. Iced coffee will be available as well as samples of some coffee. We can grind beans for you at the market so your coffee will be fresh.

Jirak Family Produce (Mark, Theresa, and kids) Sweet corn.

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Broccoli, Radishes, Peaches, Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Green Beans, New Potatoes, Candy Onions, Eggplant, Beets, Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Sweet and Hot Banana Peppers, Jalapenos, Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Green beans, red and green asian “yard-long” beans, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, Yukon Gold, Corola, and All Blue new potatoes, regular and cherry tomatoes, shallots, sweet and hot peppers, pasture raised brown eggs, French and Whole Wheat bread made with organic flour, pure organic fruit jam, and cut flowers – all grown chemical free.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager) Salsas, relishes, jams, jellies, fruit butters, fruit breads and dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm – Barbara Bramblett & Jim Mallow Sweet and hot peppers, garlic, herbs, lavender, and cut flowers.

McLenon Produce – Rob and Pat McLenon Tomatoes, cantaloupe, and peppers.

The Pie Lady – Emily Koehn Gone this Saturday and next Saturday.

The Tortilla Man – Gilbert Gasper Regular and whole wheat homemade tortillas, and other specialty tortillas.

Wide Horizon Farm – Karen Soyland  Baked goods, tomatoes, and melons.

Other vendors may also be present.

Recipe

Watermelon-Mint Cooler

  • Serves 4, Hands-On Time 10 min, Total Time 10 min

Ingredients

  1. 4cups seedless watermelon chunks (about 1 pound
  2. 1/2cup fresh mint

Directions

  1. In a blender, puree the watermelon and lemonade; strain if desired.
  2. Stir in the mint and serve over ice.
  3. Optional: For an instant cocktail: Stir in 1/2 cup vodka or tequila before serving.

 

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Kansas Summer Heat has Come

Atchison Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

We had a terrific Saturday Market! The Atchison Jazz Express were wonderfully entertaining. And the “Cash Mob” that showed up at the Market made for a very successful day. We hope all the member of that group continue to come to the Market to enjoy the fresh, local vegetables, and homemade products we have.

Come to the Market this Wednesday, August 26th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm to get mid-summer vegetables and your other mid-week needs.

Save the date for Saturday, September 5, for our “Sweetness of Fall – Apple Festival”!

Don’t forget to register for the September 5 Market Bundle Give Away. Lynn Hoffman can help you. She also has cards with information about vegetables and recipes for you to try.

SNAP (food stamp) users, double the amount you can purchase when you scan your card at the Market any market day.  If you scan for $5, you will get $10 of tokens; scan for $25, and get $50 of tokens. Lynn Hoffman can scan credit, debit, and SNAP cards.

Do you know of a musician or charity fund raiser group who would like to come to the market?  If so call Betty Fischer at 913 709 5050 or longviewfarm3@gmail.com

This Wednesday the following vendors plan to be at the market:

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell) Summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, carrots, new potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, flower bouquets, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, assorted herb plants – all grown chemical free.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Potatoes, cucumbers, onions, beets, turnips, green beans, bell peppers, banana peppers., sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini.

Genova Farms Produce (Debbie and Mark Genova and children) Green onions, kale, new potatoes, squash, and red and white sweet onions.

Ghost Roast – Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe New this week: Decaf coffee. Coffee beans and ground coffee. Sumatran coffee from Indonesia. Light roast Guatemalan, Medium roast Ethiopian, and Dark roast Rwandan. Iced coffee will be available as well as samples of some coffee. We can grind beans for you at the market so your coffee will be fresh.

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Sweet corn, Peaches, Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Green Beans, New Potatoes, Candy Onions, Eggplant, Beets, Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Sweet and Hot Banana Peppers, Jalapenos, Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, Yukon Gold, Corola, and All Blue new potatoes, shallots, pasture raised brown eggs, French and Whole Wheat bread made with organic flour, new jams, and cut flowers – all grown chemical free.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager), Salsas, relishes, jams, jellies, fruit butters, fruit breads and dog biscuits

McLenon Prodice (Rob and Pat McLenon) Tomatoes, peppers, and cantaloupe

Other vendors may be present.

Find us at our blog: atchisonfarmersmarket.wordpress.com

And “like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

 

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A “Jazzy” Day at the Market

Atchison Farmers Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, August 22, 2015, 8a.m. – Noon

Are you ready for great jazz at the Market? Everyone should be dancing as they go from vendor to vendor this Saturday. The Atchison Jazz Express will be at the Market! We are so appreciative that they are coming to entertain for us.

Lots of local, freshly harvested mid and late summer vegetables. Canteloupe, peppers and all types of squash can be found as well as your favorite baked goods and coffees products.

If you know of any musicians, or groups (i.e. 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or fundraisers for charity) who might like to come to our market, have them call Betty Fischer at 913 709 5050 (longviewfarm3@gmail.com) to arrange a date.

Don’t forget to sign up with Lynn Hoffman, our market manager, for the September Bundle Give Away, which will take place on Saturday, September 5.

She can also assist you if you need to use your credit, debit, or SNAP card at the market. We also accept Chamber of Commerce gift cards, Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons and coupons from the Atchison Community Health Clinic. And, of course, you may purchase Atchison Farmers’ Market gift certificates to give as gifts to your family and friends.

If you are a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamp) recipient, we invite you to double your buying power each market day with “Market Match.” For every $1 (up to $25 per market day) you swipe on your card, you will receive $2 worth of tokens to use at the market. (Example: swipe your card for $10 and get $20 of tokens to spend at the Market.) This is a wonderful way to buy fresh, local produce for your family. We also have many recipe cards available from Savor the Season.

Visit us on our blog: atchisonfarmersmarket.wordpress.com   And “like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

This week’s vendors:

Black Betty Org (Tiffany Bouldin) Organic, homemade goods.

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell) Summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, carrots, new potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, flower bouquets, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, assorted herb plants – all grown chemical free.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Potatoes, cucumbers, onions, beets, turnips, green beans, bell peppers, banana peppers., sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini.

Elias Honey – Chuck Elias   2, 8, 16, 24, 32, and 80 ounce containers of local honey and flavored honey straws

Genova Farms Produce (Debbie and Mark Genova and children) Sweet corn, green beans, sweet onions, kale, new potatoes, yellow and zucchini squash, cucumbers, and green onions.

Ghost Roast – Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe Decaf coffee. Coffee beans and ground coffee. Sumatran coffee from Indonesia. Light roast Guatemalan, Medium roast Ethiopian, and Dark roast Rwandan. Iced coffee will be available as well as samples of some coffee. We can grind beans for you at the market so your coffee will be fresh.

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Sweet corn, peaches, Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Green Beans, New Potatoes, Candy Onions, Eggplant, Beets, Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Sweet and Hot Banana Peppers, Jalapenos, Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Green beans, asian “yard-long” beans, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, Yukon Gold, Mountain Rose, Corola, and All Blue new potatoes, regular and cherry tomatoes, onions, shallots, pasture raised brown eggs, French and Whole Wheat bread made with organic flour, pure organic fruit jam, and cut flowers – all grown chemical free.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager) Salsas, relishes, jams, jellies, fruit butters, fruit breads and dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm – Barbara Bramblett & Jim Mallow Sweet and hot peppers, garlic, herbs, lavender, and cut flowers.

McLenon Produce – Rob and Pat McLenon Tomatoes, cantaloupe, and peppers.

The Pie Lady – Emily Koehn Pies, breads, and cinnamon rolls

Providence Hill Farm (Christy Harris) Artisan bread, goat milk soap, lotion and other handcrafted bath and body products.

The Tortilla Man – Gilbert Gasper Regular and whole wheat homemade tortillas, and other specialty tortillas.

Wide Horizon Farm – Karen Soyland  Blueberry coffeecake, white rolls, cookies, carrots, peppers, and tomatoes.

Other vendors may also be present

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Recipe

One of the most beautiful vegetables of late summer are eggplant. Here are a couple or recipes.

Roasted Eggplants with Herbs

This simple preparation yields irresistible results. Use very firm, small eggplants; if young and fresh enough, they won’t be bitter

 

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 eggplant) Total time: 39 Minutes

Ingredients

4 small eggplants (about 13 ounces)

2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage

2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Cut each eggplant into 1/4-inch slices, cutting to, but not through, stem end. Fan eggplants, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush 1 1/2 tablespoons oil evenly over eggplant slices. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes; remove from oven. Press eggplants gently to fan slices. Brush eggplants with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil; sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until flesh is tender and edges are browned and slightly crisp.
  3. Drizzle remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil evenly over eggplants; sprinkle with herbs.

Charred Vegetable Salad

Although you can successfully prepare this colorful end-of-summer salad on a gas grill, charcoal will imbue the vegetables with extra flavor. You can easily substitute white wine vinegar for the champagne vinegar without compromising the flavor of the dish.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Ingredients

2 red bell peppers, halved and seeded

1 1/2 pounds eggplant, cut into (1/2-inch-thick) slices (about 2 medium)

1 sweet onion, cut into 8 wedges

1 pint cherry tomatoes

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

Cooking spray

1 tablespoon champagne vinegar

1/2 teaspoon sugar

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 ounce oil-cured olives (about 12), pitted and halved

1/4 cup fresh small basil leaves

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Combine first 4 ingredients, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 tablespoon oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place bell peppers, skin sides down, and onion on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes. Turn onion; add eggplant to grill. Remove bell peppers. Place bell peppers in a zip-top bag; seal. Let stand 10 minutes. Grill eggplant and onion 5 minutes; remove onion. Turn eggplant; grill 5 minutes. Remove eggplant. Add tomatoes to a grill basket; grill 5 minutes. Remove bell peppers from bag. Peel and discard skins; slice lengthwise.
  3. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, vinegar, and sugar. Slowly add 2 tablespoons oil, stirring with a whisk. Combine vegetables, dressing, garlic, and olives. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, basil, and chives.

 

 

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Mother Nature’s Affect on the Farmers’ Market

Atchison Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Mother Nature gave us a week without rain and we started getting cracks in the garden soil. To keep our produce going, we had to water, especially the squash, cucumbers and beans. But, it is worth it to be able to go out in the garden and pick fresh produce available for our Atchison friends. It is also a time when we take our “extra” produce and preserve it (pickles, relishes, jams and jellies) to bring a little “summer” during the cold, winter months.

Come to the Market this Wednesday, August 19th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm to get mid-summer vegetables and your other mid-week needs. Don’t forget to register for the September 5 Market Bundle Give Away. Lynn Hoffman can help you. She also has cards with information about vegetables and recipes for you to try.

SNAP (food stamp) users, double the amount you can purchase when you scan your card at the Market any market day.  If you scan for $5, you will get $10 of tokens; scan for $25, and get $50 of tokens. Lynn Hoffman can scan credit, debit, and SNAP cards.

Do you know of a musician or charity fund raiser group who would like to come to the market?  If so call Betty Fischer at 913 709 5050 or longviewfarm3@gmail.com

This Wednesday the following vendors plan to be at the market:

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell) Summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, carrots, new potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, flower bouquets, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, assorted herb plants – all grown chemical free.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Potatoes, cucumbers, onions, beets, turnips, green beans, bell peppers, banana peppers., sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini.

Genova Farms Produce (Debbie and Mark Genova and children) Green onions, kale, new potatoes, squash, and red and white sweet onions.

Ghost Roast – Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe New this week: Decaf coffee. Coffee beans and ground coffee. Sumatran coffee from Indonesia. Light roast Guatemalan, Medium roast Ethiopian, and Dark roast Rwandan. Iced coffee will be available as well as samples of some coffee. We can grind beans for you at the market so your coffee will be fresh.

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Sweet corn, Peaches, Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Green Beans, New Potatoes, Candy Onions, Eggplant, Beets, Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Sweet and Hot Banana Peppers, Jalapenos, Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, Yukon Gold, Mountain Rose, Corola, and All Blue new potatoes, onions, pasture raised brown eggs, French and Whole Wheat bread made with organic flour, new jams, and cut flowers – all grown chemical free.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager), Salsas, relishes, jams, jellies, fruit butters, fruit breads and dog biscuits

McLenon Prodice (Rob and Pat McLenon) Tomatoes, peppers, and cantaloupe.

Other vendors may be present.

Find us at our blog: atchisonfarmersmarket.wordpress.com

And “like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

 

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Celebrate the Beginning of School at the Market

Atchison Farmers Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8a.m. – Noon

Parents: bring your school age children to the Market this Saturday. Shawn Snoddy, from the Atchison Art Association, will help children decorate their folders/notebooks. It should be fun, creative, and something to show at school!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 22! The Atchison Jazz Express will be at the market with wonderful jazz.

Lots of local, freshly harvested mid and late summer vegetables. Canteloupe and all types of squash can be found as well as your favorite baked goods, coffees, and goat milk products.

If you know of any musicians, or groups (i.e. 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or fundraisers for chairity) who might like to come to our market, have them call Betty Fischer at 913 709 5050 to arrange a date.

Don’t forget to sign up with Lynn Hoffman, our market manager, for the September Bundle Give Away, which will take place on Saturday, September 5.

She can also assist you if you need to use your credit, debit, or SNAP card at the market. We also accept Chamber of Commerce gift cards, Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons and coupons from the Atchison Community Health Clinic. And, of course, you may purchase Atchison Farmers’ Market gift certificates to give as gifts to your family and friends.

If you are a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamp) recipient, we invite you to double your buying power each market day with “Market Match.” For every $1 (up to $25 per market day) you swipe on your card, you will receive $2 worth of tokens to use at the market. (Example: swipe your card for $10 and get $20 of tokens to spend at the Market.) This is a wonderful way to buy fresh, local produce for your family. We also have many recipe cards available from Savor the Season.

Visit us on our blog: atchisonfarmersmarket.wordpress.com   And “like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

This week’s vendors:

Black Betty Org (Tiffany Bouldin) Organic, homemade goods.

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell) Summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, carrots, new potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, flower bouquets, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, assorted herb plants – all grown chemical free.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Potatoes, cucumbers, onions, beets, turnips, green beans, bell peppers, banana peppers., sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini.

Elias Honey – Chuck Elias   2, 8, 16, 24, 32, and 80 ounce containers of local honey and flavored honey straws

Genova Farms Produce (Debbie and Mark Genova and children) Sweet corn, green beans, sweet onions, kale, new potatoes, yellow and zucchini squash, cucumbers, and green onions.

Ghost Roast – Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe Decaf coffee. Coffee beans and ground coffee. Sumatran coffee from Indonesia. Light roast Guatemalan, Medium roast Ethiopian, and Dark roast Rwandan. Iced coffee will be available as well as samples of some coffee. We can grind beans for you at the market so your coffee will be fresh.

 

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Sweet corn, peaches, Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Green Beans, New Potatoes, Candy Onions, Eggplant, Beets, Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Sweet and Hot Banana Peppers, Jalapenos, Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, Yukon Gold, Mountain Rose, Corola, and All Blue new potatoes, cherry tomatoes, onions, elephant garlic, bulb fennel, mixed kale, pasture raised brown eggs, French and Whole Wheat bread made with organic flour, pure organic fruit jam, and cut flowers – all grown chemical free.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager) Salsas, relishes, jams, jellies, fruit butters, fruit breads and dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm – Barbara Bramblett & Jim Mallow Sweet and hot peppers, garlic, herbs, lavender, and cut flowers.

McLenon Produce – Rob and Pat McLenon Tomatoes, cantaloupe, and peppers.

The Pie Lady – Emily Koehn Pies, breads, and cinnamon rolls

Providence Hill Farm (Christy Harris) Artisan bread, goat milk soap, lotion and other handcrafted bath and body products.

The Tortilla Man – Gilbert Gasper Regular and whole wheat homemade tortillas, and other specialty tortillas.

Wide Horizon Farm – Karen Soyland  Blueberry coffeecake, white rolls, cookies, carrots, peppers, and tomatoes.

Other vendors may also be present.

Recipe

So many vegetables! And so many ways to prepare them: cooked, steamed, baked, grilled, and raw with dipping sauce.

Here are two cool (really) and easy dipping sauces to make.

Tzatziki Sauce (Greek)

Ingredients for 8 servings, Prep time: 20 min.

2 8 oz containers plain yogurt

2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced

2 Tb. olive oil

½ lemon, juiced

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 Tb. chopped, fresh dill

3 cloves garlic peeled

Directions

In a food processor or blender, combine yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill and garlic. Process until well-combined. Transfer to a separate dish, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour for best flavor.

Raita Sauce (Indian)

Ingredients

½ c plain yogurt

½ c. chopped, seeded, English cucumbers

2 Tb chopped fresh cilantro

2 teasp. chopped green onions

¼ teasp. ground coriander

¼ teasp. ground cumin

Preparation

Mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt. Chill raita, covered, until ready to serve.

 

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Kansas is Celebrating Farmers’ Market Month in August

Atchison Farmers’ Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Wednesday, August 12, 2015

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Did you know that August is Farmers’ Market Month in Kansas! It is the peak of the garden season and the Atchison farmer/vendors have wonderful produce and other products for you.

Come to the Market this Wednesday, August 5th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm to get mid-summer vegetables and your other mid-week needs.

SNAP (food stamp) users, double the amount you can purchase when you scan your card at the Market any market day.  If you scan for $5, you will get $10 of tokens; scan for $25, and get $50 of tokens. Lynn Hoffman can scan credit, debit, and SNAP cards.

Do you know of a musician or charity fund raiser group who would like to come to the market?  If so call Betty Fischer at 913 709 5050.

This Wednesday the following vendors plan to be at the market:

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell) Summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, carrots, new potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, flower bouquets, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, assorted herb plants – all grown chemical free.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Potatoes, cucumbers, onions, beets, turnips, green beans, bell peppers, banana peppers., sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini.

Genova Farms Produce (Debbie and Mark Genova and children) Green onions, kale, new potatoes, squash, and red and white sweet onions.

Ghost Roast – Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe New this week: Decaf coffee. Coffee beans and ground coffee. Sumatran coffee from Indonesia. Light roast Guatemalan, Medium roast Ethiopian, and Dark roast Rwandan. Iced coffee will be available as well as samples of some coffee. We can grind beans for you at the market so your coffee will be fresh.

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Sweet corn, Peaches, Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Green Beans, New Potatoes, Candy Onions, Eggplant, Beets, Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Sweet and Hot Banana Peppers, Jalapenos, Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, Yukon Gold, Mountain Rose, Corola, and All Blue new potatoes, onions, pasture raised brown eggs, French and Whole Wheat bread made with organic flour, new jams, and cut flowers – all grown chemical free.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager), Salsas, relishes, jams, jellies, fruit butters, fruit breads and dog biscuits

McLenon Prodice (Rob and Pat McLenon) Tomatoes, peppers, and cantaloupe.

Other vendors may be present.

Find us at our blog: atchisonfarmersmarket.wordpress.com

And “like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

 

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It’s Farmers’ Market Month in Kansas

Atchison Farmers Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, August 8, 2015

August is the official Kansas Farmers’ Market Month. Thank you for being our customers! Tell your friends about the fresh, local produce you buy from your friendly area farmers.

Dixon and Reid, musicians who have been entertaining us at the market for years now, will be here today playing and singing folk music. Lois Reid is expecting her first grandchild this week. So if she doesn’t show up, Jim Dixon has promised that he will still be here.

If you know of any musicians, or groups (i.e. 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or fundraisers for chairity) who might like to come to our market, have them call Betty Fischer at 913 709 5050 to arrange a date.

Don’t forget to sign up with Janean Bowen (Lynn Hoffman, our market manager, is on vacation), for the September Bundle Give Away, which will take place on Saturday, September 5.

She can also assist you if you need to use your credit, debit, or SNAP card at the market. We also accept Chamber of Commerce gift cards, Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons and coupons from the Atchison Community Health Clinic. And, of course, you may purchase Atchison Farmers’ Market gift certificates to give as gifts to your family and friends.

If you are a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamp) recipient, we invite you to double your buying power each market day with “Market Match.” For every $1 (up to $25 per market day) you swipe on your card, you will receive $2 worth of tokens to use at the market. (Example: swipe your card for $10 and get $20 of tokens to spend at the Market.) This is a wonderful way to buy fresh, local produce for your family. We also have many recipe cards available from Savor the Season.

Visit us on our blog: atchisonfarmersmarket.wordpress.com   And “like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

This week’s vendors:

Black Betty Org (Tiffany Bouldin) Organic, homemade goods.

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell) Summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, carrots, new potatoes, flower bouquets, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, assorted herb plants – all grown chemical free.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl) Potatoes, cucumbers, onions, beets, turnips, green beans, bell peppers, banana peppers., sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini.

Elias Honey – Chuck Elias   2, 8, 16, 24, 32, and 80 ounce containers of local honey and flavored honey straws

Genova Farms Produce (Debbie and Mark Genova and children) Sweet corn, green beans, sweet onions, kale, new potatoes, yellow and zucchini squash, cucumbers, and green onions.

Ghost Roast – Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe Decaf coffee. Coffee beans and ground coffee. Sumatran coffee from Indonesia. Light roast Guatemalan, Medium roast Ethiopian, and Dark roast Rwandan. Iced coffee will be available as well as samples of some coffee. We can grind beans for you at the market so your coffee will be fresh.

 

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Sweet corn, peaches, Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Green Beans, New Potatoes, Candy Onions, Eggplant, Beets, Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Sweet and Hot Banana Peppers, Jalapenos, Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Zucchini, yellow squash, 8-ball squash, cucumbers, cabbage, Yukon Gold, Mountain Rose, Corola, and All Blue new potatoes, cherry tomatoes, onions, leeks, elephant garlic, bulb fennel, mixed kale, pasture raised brown eggs, French and Whole Wheat bread made with organic flour, pure organic fruit jam, and cut flowers – all grown chemical free.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager) On vacation.

Mallow Farm – Barbara Bramblett & Jim Mallow Sweet and hot peppers, garlic, herbs, lavender, and cut flowers.

McLenon Produce – Rob and Pat McLenon Tomatoes, cantaloupe, and peppers.

The Pie Lady – Emily Koehn Pies, breads, and cinnamon rolls

Providence Hill Farm (Christy Harris) Artisan bread, goat milk soap, lotion and other handcrafted bath and body products.

The Tortilla Man – Gilbert Gasper Regular and whole wheat homemade tortillas, and other specialty tortillas.

Wide Horizon Farm – Karen Soyland  Baked goods and garden produce.

Other vendors may also be present.

Recipe

Mid- to late summer means an abundance of zucchini. Here is a very easy recipe to enjoy now or freeze to have in the winter.

Easy Zucchini Soup

Ingredients

½ c (one stick) butter

2 lbs zucchini, cut into chunks

2 cups chicken bouillon

1 tsp salt (if bouillon was not salted)

1 tsp curry powder

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Add zucchini, chicken broth, salt, and curry powder to the pot, cook until the zucchini is soft, about 15 minutes.
  2. Pour soup into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid in place, pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.

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