First Wednesday at the Market

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Come to the Market on Wednesday to get your mid-week produce, coffees, and baked goods.  Hoping for good weather.

Don’t forget to register for the June 7th Market Bundle Give Away.  Lynn Hoffman, the market manager, has registration forms.

Remember that you can use your credit, debit or SNAP (vision) card at the Market Manager’s stand.  She will give you tokens to use as cash at the vendor stands.  We have Atchison Farmers’ Market in the amount of $10 that you can give as gifts and use at the Market.  We also accept Chamber of Commerce gift cards.  At the end of May or beginning of June, Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons will be available for those who qualify at the Salvation Army or the Area Agency on Aging.

Visit us on http://www.atchisonfarmersmarket.wordpress.com and www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

Vendor Produce (Wednesday, May 25):

Ghost Roast Coffee  (Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe)   Guatamalan, Rwandan, Ethiopian  Sumatran coffees, whole bean or freshly ground, decaf Sumatran coffee (water processed), fresh cups of coffee available.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes) Tomatoes, Strawberries, Asparagus, English Cucumbers,  Broccoli, Lettuce, Spring Blend, Spinach, Kale, Green Onions, Radishes, Kohlrabi, Turnips, & Sweet Potatoes, & Flowers.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager) Jam, fruit breads, salsa, relish, and dog biscuits.

New Vendor Two Hungry Lads (Luca Zia and Augustine Blosser)  Freshly squeezed lemonade, ginger molasses cookies, homemade cheese biscuits, and our signature Italian crostoli pastry. .

Other vendors may be present.

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Opening Day at the Market!

Atchison  Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, May 21, 2016

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Celebrate our 18th Season!  The Chamber of Commerce is doing a ribbon cutting to open our season.  There will be mini chocolate cupcakes to enjoy and “Elvis” Garry Meyer will play for the Market this morning.  His rock and roll music helps to make the market a fun place to walk around and visit with our vendors and friends who are also shopping.

Our local farmers and vendors continue to produce fresh, local produce, some of which is organically produced.  We have other vendors who are bakers – homemade, from scratch, delicious treats for you to enjoy.  There are also beverage vendors, including locally roasted, imported coffees.

We will be giving away the first Market Bundle Give-Away this Saturday – the winner registered at the Atchison Open Air Market and Art Show.  Don’t forget to register for the June 7th Market Bundle Give Away.  Lynn Hoffman, the market manager, has registration forms.

Remember that you can use your credit, debit or SNAP (vision) card at the Market Manager’s stand.  She will give you tokens to use as cash at the vendor stands.  We have Atchison Farmers’ Market in the amount of $10 that you can give as gifts and use at the Market.  We also accept Chamber of Commerce gift cards.  At the end of May or beginning of June, Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons will be available for those who qualify at the Salvation Army or the Area Agency on Aging.

Visit us on http://www.atchisonfarmersmarket.wordpress.com and www.facebook.com/AtchisonFarmersMarket

Vendor Produce (Saturday, May 21):

Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)  Salad mix, spinach, kale, swiss chard, arugula, salad turnips, and radishes all grown chemical free, eggs from organic and grass fed hens, tomato, pepper and herb plants

Debbie Dooley Angel food cakes, goose eggs, chicken eggs, goat milk soap and lotion.  Possibly some cinnamon rolls.

Elias Honey (Chuck Elias)  Honey  Sizes in ounces: 2,8,12,16,80 and a variety of flavored honey straws.

Genova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls)  Snap peas, lettuce, spinach, radishes, green onions, and kale.

Ghost Roast Coffee  (Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach Wolfe and Melissa Wolfe)   Guatamalan, Rwandan, Ethiopian  Sumatran coffees, whole bean or freshly ground, decaf Sumatran coffee (water processed), fresh cups of coffee available.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes) Tomatoes, asparagus, green onions, radishes, lettuce, kale, spinach, English cucumbers, kohlrabi, turnips, strawberry hanging baskets, bedding plants including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, herbs and flowers.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)  Arugula, asparagus, bok choi, dill weed, radishes, rhubarb, scallions, peonies, mixed flower bouquets, brown eggs (pastured chickens), organic French bread, and jam.

Lynn Hoffman (Market Manager) Jam, fruit breads, salsa, relish, and dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow) Tomato, strawberry and flower hanging baskets, tomato, pepper, herb, and vegetable plants.  For those interested in saving the Monarch Butterflies, we will have several varieties of Milkweed, the host plant of the Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar. We will also have flowers.

New Vendor Premier Shaved Ice LLC (Todd and Carrie Molz)  Shaved Ice and bottled water and soda.

New Vendor Sarah’s Comfort Food (Sarah Gerving)  Two pasta dishes available: Pesto Cavatappi, Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken (in large and small sizes)

The Tortilla Man (Gilbert Gasper) Regular, whole wheat, and spicy flour tortillas.

New Vendor Two Hungry Lads (Lucas Zia and Augustine Blosser) Gingerbread cookies, Gluten-free & dairy-free meringues, “Crostoli” Italian pastries, and Cheese biscuits.

Wide Horizon Farm (Karen Soyland)  Coffee cake, small cakes, cookies, brownie, onions, radishes, kale, and lettuce.

Other vendors may be present.

Recipe of the Week

This is a simple appetizer that uses our short season spring vegetable: asparagus.

Asparagus Ham Rolls

Top of Form

Prep: 10 mins, Cook: 5 mins, Serves: 15

Ingredients

  • 5 spears Asparagus
  • 5 slices Ham or Canadian Bacon
  • ¼ cups Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 15 Toothpicks

Preparation

Boil the asparagus in salted water until tender. Run under cold water to stop cooking, pat dry.

Blot ham slices with a paper towel if they are damp. Spread cream cheese all over the ham slices.

Place 1 asparagus spear at wide end of ham slice, and roll up. Cut in 1 1/2” pieces. Secure with toothpick!!

 

 

 

 

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The Market Countdown Begins with more Pre-Market Sales

We are getting so excited – our 18th Season will begin, officially, next Saturday, May 21.

But to whet your appetite, we will have two vendors at the market this Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon, with fresh produce and plants for your gardens.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)  Tomatoes, Green Onions, Radishes, Spinach, Kale, Kohlrabi, Cauliflower, Asparagus & Sweet Potatoes. Also will have Strawberry Hanging Baskets & Bedding Plants including Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Herbs & Flowers.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow)  Tomato and flower hanging baskets, tomato, pepper, herb, and vegetable plants.  For those interested in saving the Monarch Butterflies, we will have several varieties of Milkweed, the host plant of the Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar. We will also have flowers.

Watch for our e-newsletter next week announcing all the vendors and activities that will be at the market on opening day!

 

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Mother’s Day Gifts at the Market

Pre-Opening Day Market

Moni Frakes will be at the Atchison Farmers’ Market this Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. until noon, with Wave petunia hanging baskets, strawberry hanging baskets & other misc. Flowers.  Bedding plants:  Herbs, Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cucumber & zucchini plants. Produce: Kohlrabi, Cauliflower, Radishes, & Sweet Potatoes.

Rob McLenon will not have any more asparagus this season.  He will be letting his plants rest so they can produce next year.

Other vendors may be present.

Don’t forget the official opening day of the Market will be Saturday, May 21 – the beginning of our 18th year!

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See Us At the Open Air Art Fair

Atchison Farmers’ Market vendors will be at the Open Air Market & Art Fair tomorrow, Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The event, sponsored by the Atchison Art Association, will feature: Farmers & Growers as well as artists and artisans.

Look for AFM vendors:  Mallow Farm (flowers, herbs, vegetables, tomatoes, and hanging baskets), at booths 44/45; McLenon Produce (purple and green asparagus), at booth 13, Ghost Roast Coffee at booth 23, and the Farmers Market information table at booth 16.

The Atchison Farmers’ Market booth will be giving away 3 $10 gift certificates, as well as a drawing for a bundle of fresh produce on opening market day, May 21.  There will be two tasting events:  asparagus ham roll-ups at 11 a.m. and pumpkin sheet cake at 2 p.m.

Come for a fun day at the Open Air Fair!

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A Second Helping of Asparagus?

Rob McLenon, of McLenon Produce, will be back at the market this Saturday, April 23, at 9 a.m.  He will have more green and purple asparagus.

Other vendors may also be present.

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Spring at a Pre-Season Market

Don’t forget – there will be fresh, local asparagus at the Atchison Farmers’ Market tomorrow, Saturday, April 16, beginning at 9 a.m. until sold out.  Other vendors may also be present.

 

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