Meet Us at The Atchison Farmers Market to Celebrate our 20th Season!

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Opening Day is Saturday, May 19, 2018 (8AM to Noon). Tell all your family and friends to “Meet Me at The Market,” to help celebrate the opening of our 20th Farmers Market Season! Atchison Jazz Express will provide entertainment. To help us celebrate the Atchison Chamber is sponsoring a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:45AM, followed by delicious cake for you to enjoy.

In the meantime, visit our website at atchisonfarmers.market, and subscribe to our email list for notifications on upcoming events and festivals!

If you have any questions about our market, our product offerings or becoming a vendor, you can either email us (debbiemarkgenova@yahoo.com), or Facebook message us. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram.

AFM has scheduled many Farmers Market produce-related Festivals and Food Demos for 2018, including two celebrity chefs: Chef Jasper Mirabile of Jasper’s Kansas City Italian Restaurant on Saturday, August 4, 2018 and Chef Alli Winter of Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen, on Saturday, August 11! Back-to-back celebrity chefs, showing you how to prepare easy and nutritious Farmers-Market-to-Kitchen meals!

See you at the Market!

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Market Update – Vendors & Products Available This Wednesday

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM:

spinachbulletGenova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls)   Green onions, radishes, lettuce, salad mix, baby kale, and marigold plants.

Ghost Roast (Rita and J.D. Hartman, Zach and Melissa Wolfe) Ghost Roast Coffee will be selling whole beans and we will grind your coffee fresh right there for you as you wait.  We will also have free samples and cups of hot coffee for purchase for only $1.00.

spinachbulletL&R Farms (Monie Frakes) will be at the Atchison Farmers’ Market on opening day this Saturday 8am-12 noon. We will have Grape Tomatoes, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Spring Blend, Spinach, Kale, Green Onions, Radishes, Bedding Plants (ie: Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Jalapeños, Eggplant, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Herbs, Annual Flowers) and Strawberry Hanging Baskets. Hope to see you there!

spinachbulletThe Tortilla Man (Gilbert Gasper) Regular, whole wheat, and spicy flour tortillas.  (He makes balloon animals for children.)

Vendors Arriving Later in Season: Just B Stuff (Saturday, May 26); Jirak Family (June)

Other Vendors May Be Present!

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Mid-Week Meal Ideas & Why Scallions Are So Good For You!

Need Mid-Week meal inspiration? How about inspiration for just a delicious healthy snack or sidedish? Well, in anticipation of AFM’s upcoming Food Demos: Jordan Mueller on June 2, and Spring on the Table on June 9, first discover why scallions (or green onions) are so good for your health and well-being (below)!  Then, check out the following two YouTube videos on quick, easy, nutrish and delish asparagus and scallion recipes that will make your mouth water!

Why Are Scallions So Good For You?

Mouth-Watering Asparagus & Scallion Recipes!

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Arugula Arugula Wherefore Art Thou!?

Try these absolutely TASTY Arugula recipes: One from Youtube shows you how to suatee arugula with garlic. Mmm mmm good! Here she is!

 

Another excellent arugula recipe is brought to you by K-State’s Savor the Season recipe developed by Chef Alli Winter: Roasted Pork Loin and Sweet Potatoes over Arugula. Who could “arugula” over that!?

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If you have old eyes like mine, click on this downloadable pdf link of the Roasted Pork Loin & Sweet Potatoes Over Arugula recipe for easier reading!

Roasted Pork Loin & Sweet Taters on Arugula-Photo

Bon Apetit!

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AFM Kids Cooking School Applications Available Now!

Subscribe to the AFM’S E-Newsletter and to receive the latest news on AFM’s Kids Cooking School! As a subscriber, you will receive the latest updates on the Cooking School selection process as well as the latest information on upcoming AFM events and festivals!

We have also provided the link to the Kids Cooking School application on our Kids Cooking School Event Page on the AFM Website. Just click on the button towards bottom of page, to download the application form.

 

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AFM Seasonal Events & Festivals


CHEF ALLI WINTER MEETING US AT THE MARKET FOR FARMERS MARKET-TO-KITCHEN MEAL DEMO

Meet her on August 11!

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TomatoBulletChef Alli Winter of Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen will show us what she means when she says: “Let’s Get You Cookin’!”

TomatoBulletThis “Fancy Farm Wife” will join us on August 11, and via Facebook Live, to demonstrate how to browse and select your local Atchison Farmers Market fresh, nutritious and tasty produce.  Then the fun begins when she will “stir up a love (and enthusiasm) of farm fresh cooking,” by transforming the Market’s locally produced goodness into a quick, easy and nutritious meal!

TomatoBulletTo learn more about Chef Alli, check out her bio, here.

TomatoBulletSubscribe to the AFM E-Newsletter to receive updates on this great Celebrity Chef, and other events throughout the rest of the 2018 Farmers Market season!

See you at the Market!


AFM FOOD DEMO WITH JORDAN MUELLER!

Saturday June 2!

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Need some inspiration to use seasonal produce (such as aparagus and scallions) in weekday meals? Meet me at the Market to learn exciting new ways to prepare your June farm-fresh produce picks, with our good friend and customer, Jordan Mueller!

Before or after the food demo, KCBMWMotorcyleClub-LandofOzstroll on over to The Kansas City BMW Motorcycle Club’s Bike Show!  On this particular Saturday, they will be our special AFM guests. For more information on the Bike Show and the Club’s 2018 Land of Oz Rally, visit their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2205030506181593/?active_tab=about

 


AFM SEASONAL FESTIVAL – SPRING ON THE TABLE

Coming Saturday June 9!

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spinachbulletArugula, lettuce and spinach never tasted so good! Meet Me at the Market for a showcase of tender greens and Spring vegetgables! It may have felt like Summer recently, but these delicious, nutritious greens will be sure to refresh your palate!

spinachbulletRecipes will be available to liven up your selection of health-giving greens, plus we will offer select greens tasting, so you can taste the vibrant flavors of our farm-fresh greens!

spinachbulletNeed help to know which greens/produce is in season? Subscribe to AFM’s E-Newsletter to receive your free copy of our Specialty Crops Seasonality calendar!

spinachbulletIn the meantime, and in between time, discover the many health benefits of common green, leafy, vegetables in the graphic with the following pdf download: “Leafy Greens Benefits.” To your health!

See you at the Market!


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AFM Seasonal Festival-Spring on the Table

  • Arugula, lettuce and spinach never tasted so good! Meet Me at the Market on Saturday morning, June 9, 2018, for a showcase of tender greens and Spring vegetables!
  • Recipes will be available to liven up your selection of health-giving greens, plus we will offer select greens tasting, so you can taste the vibrant flavors of our farm-fresh greens! Need help to know which greens/produce is in season? Check out our Specialty Crops Seasonality calendar!
  • Discover the many health benefits and vitamins found in common green, leafy, vegetables with the free guide “Leafy Greens Benefits”:

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See you at the Market!

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