May 27 Market Produce

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Market E-Newsletter for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We are making plans for several special festivals this summer. Keep watching the newsletter, our Facebook page, and Atchison Chamber Chatter for updates.

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

Ghost Roast (Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe ) Coffee beans and ground coffee. Light roast Guatemalan, Medium roast Ethiopian, and Dark roast Rwandan. Samples of Rwandan will be available.

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Tomatoes, asparagus, rhubarb, green onions, radishes, spinach, kale, collards, Spring blend, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, bedding plants, and strawberry hanging baskets.

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

Other vendors may be present.

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Special Edition

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Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, May 23, 2015

Additional Edition

Change of entertainment for this Saturday: the “Versatiles” will be at the Market this week. The Juneteenth folks will be with us next weekend.

Also, there will be baby bok choi (Long View Farm) will be available.

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Our Second Saturday at the Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, May 23, 2015

Our opening day went well with only a trace of misty rain during the market. We had 19 children enjoying the Art Association’s event and it was nice to have Justin Harris playing for us.

The market continues this week with even more produce. The winner of the Open Air Art Fair Bundle Give Away will receive her bundle today at 10 a.m. from our market manager.

We do have a change of schedule today. The Juneteenth folks and the “Versatiles” will not appear today, but will be at the market next Saturday, May 30.

The monthly Bundle Give Away of produce will continue on the first Saturday of each month. Please register at Lyn Hoffman’s booth, our market manager.

Lyn 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 and will be accepting Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons when they are distributed by the Salvation Army in the near future. And, of course, you may purchase Atchison Farmers’ Market gift certificates to give as gifts to your family and friends.

This week’s vendors

:

Birdsong Farms – Gina Black Bagged baby salad mix, scarlett kale, Toscano kale, head lettuces, rainbow chard, radishes, collard, handmade pastas cut and flavored, pastured eggs – grown chemical free

Cedar Lane Farm – Carrie Kesse & Kirk Russell Spinach, mesculun mix, kale, swiss chard, other various greens, radishes, fresh herbs, eggs, tomato, pepper and herb plants – all grown chemical free

Debbie Dooley Eggs and goat milk soap

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

Fox & Co Apothecary – Sierra Fox (formerly the Chic Gypsy Café) bottled cold press espresso concentrate“just add milk”  in the following flavors: Espresso; White Chocolate Mocha; Lavender Mocha; Dirty Chai; Rosemary Caramel Espresso; and Decaf Espresso. She will also have bottled Chai Tea; Jasmine Honey Green Tea; and Peppermint Infusion Tea. In addition, Sierra will have take and bake Rosemary Biscuits, compound butters, fresh dill, thyme and basil as well as fresh pastries.

Genova Farms Produce – Debbie Genova Kale, radishes, green onions, peas, and spinach

Ghost Roast – Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe locally roasted coffee beans and ground coffee.

Karen’s Rainbow – Karen Soyland Green onions, dill plants, cookies, blueberry coffeecake, yeast rolls, cinnamon raisin bread, and fruit pies.

Long View Farm – Gunther and Betty Fischer Arugula, green onions (scallions), radishes (Italian, and German), mixed greens, a variety of kale, French and whole wheat breads made with organic flour, rhubarb, brown eggs, cut flowers for Memorial Day, and homemade jams – produce grown chemical free.

L&R Farms – Monie Frakes Asparagus, rhubarb, green onions, radishes, cauliflower, kohlrabi, kale, sweet potatoes, bedding plants (tomatoes, peppers, herbs, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, flowers), strawberry hanging baskets and wave petunia hanging baskets

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager) Quick breads, jams & jellies.

Mallow Farm – Barbara Bramble & Jim Mallow  Herb planters, cherry tomato hanging baskets, herb plants (many varieties), tomato and pepper bedding plants, some flower and vegetable plants.

McLenon Produce – Rob and Pat McLenon Strawberries and broccoli

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

Providence Hill Farm – Christy Harris

Rootin Tootin Acres – Eric & Theresa Root

The Tortilla Man – Gilbert Gasper Regular and whole wheat home made tortillas

Willenskraft Farm – Rick Vanderweide and Cindy Timmons Red Clover jelly and Dandelion lotion bars

Other vendors may also be present.

Green onions or scallions are in abundance now at the market. Here is an easy way to fix them to accompany your meal and it takes less than 10 minutes.

Sauteed Fresh Green Onions

How to make it

  • Wash and dry onions
  • Cut off green tops leaving only about an inch or two above bulb
  • Heat large fry pan to medium
  • oil once or twice around pan
  • add butter
  • Add onions and stir gently until slightly brown
  • Remove from pan and place around meat platter
  • Add kosher salt and white pepper to taste
  • Plate meat in center and serve.
  • Nice with fingerling taters

 

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May 20 – Wednesday Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Market is off to a good start with the pre-season market offerings and the opening day last Saturday.

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

Ghost Roast (Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe ) Coffee beans and ground coffee. Light roast Guatemalan, Medium roast Ethiopian, and Dark roast Rwandan. Samples of Rwandan will be available.

L & R Farms (Monie Frakes) Tomatoes, asparagus, rhubarb, green onions, radishes, spinach, kale, collards, Spring blend, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, bedding plants, and strawberry hanging baskets.

McLenon Produce (Rob and Pat McLenon) Strawberries and broccoli.

Other vendors may be present.

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Opening Day at the Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, May 16, 2015

Official Opening Day

Welcome to our 17th season at the Atchison Farmers’ Market. We have new vendors with new products at the market this year.   As the summer rolls on and more produce ripens, we will have even more vendors joining us. We have, therefore, assigned our vendors to stalls on both sides of the 5th Street viaduct. Introduce yourself to all of them and get to know the people who grow your food.

We will have some new programs coming up at the market, including “buy it at the Market” recipes from Angela Humburg, a member of the Atchison Farmers’ Market board and registered dietician. There will be cooking demonstrations of many of these recipes. We are also joining forces with Susan Turnbull, Downtown Coordinator, to have a special festival the first Saturday of each month this season.

Today Shawn Allen Snoddy, with the Atchison Art Association, will have a special program for children, helping them create mosaic planters. We will also have Justin Harris and his group entertaining us.

The monthly Bundle Give Away of produce will continue on the first Saturday of each month. Please register at Lyn Hoffman’s booth, our market manager.

Lyn 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 and will be accepting Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons when they are distributed by the Salvation Army in the near future. And, of course, you may purchase Atchison Farmers’ Market gift certificates to give as gifts to your family and friends.

Welcome our new and returning local producers:

Birdsong Farms – Gina Black Meslcun (salad mix), scarlett kale, Toscano kale, head lettuces, culinary herbs, handmade pastas, pastured eggs – grown chemical free

Cedar Lane Farm – Carrie Kesse & Kirk Russell Spinach, mesculun mix, kale, swiss chard, other various greens, radishes, fresh herbs, eggs, tomato, pepper and herb plants – all grown chemical free

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

Fox & Co Apothecary – Sierra Fox (formerly the Chic Gypsy Café) bottled cold press espresso concentrate“just add milk”  in the following flavors: Espresso; White Chocolate Mocha; Lavender Mocha; Dirty Chai; Rosemary Caramel Espresso; and Decaf Espresso. She will also have bottled Chai Tea; Jasmine Honey Green Tea; and Peppermint Infusion Tea. In addition, Sierra will have take and bake Rosemary Biscuits, compound butters, fresh dill, thyme and basil as well as fresh pastries.

Genova Farms Produce – Debbie Genova Kale, radishes, green onions, peas, and spinach

Ghost Roast – Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe locally roasted coffee beans

Long View Farm – Gunther and Betty Fischer Arugula, green onions (scallions), radishes (French, Italian, and German), mixed greens, a variety of kale, French and whole wheat breads made with organic flour, rhubarb, brown eggs – grown chemical free.

L&R Farms – Monie Frakes Asparagus, rhubarb, green onions, radishes, cauliflower, kohlrabi, kale, sweet potatoes, bedding plants (tomatoes, peppers, herbs, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, flowers), strawberry hanging baskets and wave petunia hanging baskets

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager) Quick breads, jams & jellies.

Mallow Farm – Barbara Bramble & Jim Mallow  Herb planters, cherry tomato hanging baskets, herb plants (many varieties), tomato and pepper bedding plants, some flower and vegetable plants.

McLenon Produce – Rob and Pat McLenon Strawberries

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

Providence Hill Farm – Christy Harris

Rootin Tootin Acres – Eric & Theresa Root

The Tortilla Man – Gilbert Gasper Regular and whole wheat home made tortillas

Willenskraft Farm – Rick Vanderweide and Cindy Timmons Red Clover jelly and Dandelion lotion bars

Other vendors may also be present.

Although strawberries are wonderful by themselves (especially the ripe, local ones), here is another delicious way to enjoy strawberries and spring produce:

Mixed Greens and Strawberry Salad – serves 4

Dressing:

½ c. mayonnaise

½ c. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed, and 1 Tbs. orange marmalade

 

Salad:

1 small head butter lettuce, washed, chilled

3 to 4 oz. mixed baby lettuces, washed, chilled

2 c. strawberries, washed, hulled, sliced

¼ c. slivered almonds

Sea salt, black pepper

 

In bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and orange juice concentrate. Add the orange marmalade and whisk again until combined. Refrigerate.

 

Tear butter lettuce into bite size pieces. Scatter torn baby lettuces, strawberries, and slivered almonds over the greens. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

 

From: The Artist, the Cook and the Gardener: Recipes Inspired by Painting and the Garden” by Maryjo Koch

 

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May 13 at the Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pre-Market Produce Available

McLenon Produce will have delicious home grown strawberries today.

See you at the market this afternoon AND for our season opening on Saturday, May 16!

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May 6, Saturday at the Market

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Market E-Newsletter for Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pre-Market Produce Available

One more week before our official opening day.

But, don’t let that discourage you from going to the market for pre-season goodies.

McLenon Produce will be back with more delicious purple and green asparagus. They may also have some home grown strawberries.

Fox & Co Apothecary (formerly the Chic Gypsy Café) also plans to be at the market with bottled cold press espresso concentrate“just add milk”  in the following flavors: Espresso; White Chocolate Mocha; Lavender Mocha; Dirty Chai; Rosemary Caramel Espresso; and Decaf Espresso. She will also have bottled Chai Tea; Jasmine Honey Green Tea; and Peppermint Infusion Tea. In addition, Sierra will have take and bake Rosemary Biscuits, compound butters, fresh dill, thyme and basil as well as fresh pastries.

Other vendors may also be present.

See you Saturday.

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