Monthly Archives: June 2014

It’s Kids’ Day at the Market!!!

Atchison Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, June 28, 2014

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Kids’ Day at the Market

It’s Kids’ Day at the Market! Beginning at 9 a.m., we will have baby animals to pet courtesy of Dan and Trina Earl, a Buttermilk the Cow (aka. Julie Bowen) looking for Ferdinand the Bull and reading stories, and each child will learn how to plant a sunflower seed and get to take the tiny pot home to care for it and watch it grow. The Humane Society will also be at the market with a couple of animals to adopt. The Atchison Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee and Sue Stringer of Kansas ByWays and Agritourism donated the sunflower seeds.

Our vendors are having more and more of mid-summer vegetable varieties: squash, green beans, tomatoes, and more. We are hoping to have sweet corn available sometime next week. Watch the newsletter for more information.

Don’t forget to register with our market manager, Lyn Hoffman, for the July 5th bundle give-away.

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

Vendor Produce (Saturday, June 28):

Cedar Lane Farm(Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Organically grown produce and bedding plants.

Back next week with fresh crops and Jones Cattle beef.

Country Girl Veggies ( Courtney and Debbie Blohm)

Potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, beets, broccoli, fresh cilantro, dill, and basil.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)

Cabbage, broccoli, and potatoes.

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)

Kale, red candy sweet onions, green onions, new potatoes, green beans.

Gilbert Gasper – The Tortilla Man

A variety of fresh tortillas.

Ghost Roast Coffee (Brad Pietzyk)

Locally roasted Guatemalan and Rwandan coffee beans.

Haven Cupcakes (Haven Fry)

Margarita and Rocky Road cupcakes, and mini quiches.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Green beans, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cabbage, kale, green onions, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, beets, Candy onions, new potatoes, Swiss chard, zucchini, fresh herbs, yellow squash, patty pan squash, and turnips.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)

Shallots, Yukon Gold new potatoes, a variety of onions and summer squash, broccoli, Swiss chard, fresh cut dill, jams from homegrown fruit, brown eggs, fresh flowers, and French bread baked with organic unbleached flour.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow)

Several varieties of flowers, lettuce, and herbs,

McLenon Produce (Rob and Pat McLenon)

Cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, pecans, and black walnuts.

Providence Farm (Christy Harris)

Fresh bread baked with locally grown organic wheat and goat milk soap and lotion

Other vendors may be present also.

Recipe of the Week: Here is a recipe using zucchini in anticipation of new crop sweet corn: Fresh Corn and Zucchini Saute

Ingredients for 4 servings

¼ cup butter

½ small white onion, finely diced

3 small zucchini, diced

3 ears corn husks and silk removed

sea salt to taste

freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:          

Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Cook and stir onion in the melted butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Cut kernels from the ears of corn. Add zucchini and corn; cook and stir until zucchini is tender, about 8 minutes. Season with sea salt and pepper.

Leave a comment

Filed under Farmers Market, Atchison, Kansas

Summer Vegetables at the Market

Atchison Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Summer crops are beginning to arrive at the market. Check out the variety of summer squash available,

Kids’ Day at the Market will be this coming Saturday, June 28, beginning at 9 a.m. We will have a “wandering” cow looking for Ferdinand and reading stories! (You remember the story of Ferdinand, don’t you?) There will be a baby animal petting area under the 5th Street viaduct. The Humane Society will also be at the market with a few animals waiting to be adopted. Bring your children and enjoy the fun this Saturday morning.

Don’t forget to register for the bundle give away that will take place on the first Saturday of July. Lyn, our Market Manager, has registration forms.

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

Vendor Produce (Wednesday, June 25):

Cedar Lane Farm(Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Organically grown produce and bedding plants.

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Kale, red candy sweet onions, green onions, new potatoes, green beans, and kale.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Green beans, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, candy onions, new potatoes, swiss chard, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes, green onions, radishes, turnips, beets, kale, snow peas, zucchini, patty pan squash, and fresh herbs.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Other vendors may be present also.

Leave a comment

Filed under Farmers Market, Atchison, Kansas

The Market on the First Day of Summer

Atchison Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, June 21, 2014

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Today is the First Day of Summer! We can enjoy the longest day of the year by buying the fresh, local produce and enjoying it while watching the latest sunset of the year.

Our “cupcake” person is back at the market.   Check out what Haven Fry has at her table.

Today we have two community organizations at the market: the Atchison Aviator 4-H club and Project Concern. Please check out their tables.

Next weekend, starting at 9 a.m., will be Kid’s Day at the Market. We will have baby animals to pet courtesy of Dan and Trina Earl, a “cow” looking for Ferdinand the Bull and reading stories, and each child will learn how to plant a sunflower seed and get to take the tiny pot home to care for it and watch it grow. The Humane Society will also be at the market with a couple of animals to adopt.

Don’t forget to register with our market manager, Lyn Hoffman, for the July bundle give-away.

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

Vendor Produce (Saturday, June 21):

Cedar Lane Farm(Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Organically grown produce and bedding plants

Chic Gypsy Café (Sierra Fox)

Affogato (espresso over homemade vanilla ice cream, espresso drinks, creamy chai, teas, smoothies (made with fresh fruit), Italian Cream sodas, french apple tart, lemon meringue tarts, chocolate croissants and homemade popsicles (basil mint chip, lemon cream with toasted almonds, chocolate chip, strawberry buttermilk).

Cold Spring Acres (Wayne and Marla Olson)

Peas, snap peas, bing cherries, pie cherries, and Jones Cattle beef.

New vendor Country Girl Veggies ( Courtney and Debbie Blohm)

Potatoes, peas, onions, rhubarb, cabbage, beets, possibly green beans, and brick oven bread.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)

Cabbage, broccoli, and potatoes.

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)

Kale, red candy sweet onions, green onions.

Gilbert Gasper – The Tortilla Man

A variety of fresh tortillas.

New vendor Ghost Roast (Brad Pietzyk)

Locally roasted Guatemalan and Rwandan coffee beans.

Haven Cupcakes (Haven Fry)

Pink lemonade, S’More, and Maple Bacon gourmet cupcakes.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cabbage, kale, green onions, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas, radishes, sweet potatoes, beets, and turnips.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)

Stemmed gooseberries, green onions, garlic scape, broccoli, rhubarb, fresh cut herbs, jams from homegrown fruit, brown eggs, fresh flowers, and French bread baked with organic unbleached flour.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow)

Several varieties of flowers, lettuce, and herbs,

McLenon Produce (Rob and Pat McLenon)

Not at the Market today.

Providence Farm (Christy Harris)

Fresh bread baked with locally grown organic wheat and goat milk soap and lotion

Other vendors may be present also.

 

Recipe of the Week: There is nothing like the fresh, nutty flavor of new potatoes. We have several vendors bringing their newly dug potatoes to our Market. Try this easy recipe.

Smashed “New” Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds new red potatoes, cut into chunks
  • Salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives or scallion greens, plus more for garnish

Directions

1.    Step 1

In a medium saucepan, cover potatoes with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until fork-tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain, and return to pot.

2.    Step 2

Add butter, milk, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to the potatoes. Using a potato masher or fork, mash potatoes until chunky. Mix in chives. Serve garnished with more chopped chives.

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Farmers Market, Atchison, Kansas

Get your Local Produce at the Market Today

Atchison Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, June 18, 2014

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Temperatures are getting ready for the summer solstice which will be this Saturday. The main crops of summer will be appearing soon. Come to the market today to get your mid-week produce.

This Saturday we will have two community groups at the Market: Atchison Aviators 4-H club and Project Concern.

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

Vendor Produce (Wednesday, June 18):

Cedar Lane Farm(Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Organically grown produce and bedding plants.

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Kale, red candy sweet onions, green onions, lettuce.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes, green onions, radishes, turnips, beets, kale, snow peas.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Other vendors may be present also.

Leave a comment

Filed under Farmers Market, Atchison, Kansas

The Market Celebration Continues

Atchison Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, June 14, 2014

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Summer events continue this weekend with Father’s Day on Sunday. Stock up at the market on Dad’s favorite produce and we now have local beef! Then on Saturday and Sunday the Juneteenth celebration will take place. Join the community for free food and entertainment. If you a Benedictine grad, this is also Reunion Weekend. (One of our vendors will celebrate his 50th this year – guess who???)

We will have entertainment today from Reid and Dixon (R2D).

Next weekend we will have two community organizations at the market: the Atchison Aviator 4-H club and Project Concern.

Don’t forget to register with our market manager, Lyn Hoffman, for the July bundle give-away.

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

Vendor Produce (Saturday, June 7):

Cedar Lane Farm(Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Organically grown produce and bedding plants.

Chic Gypsy Café (Sierra Fox)

Affogato (espresso over homemade vanilla ice cream, espresso drinks, creamy chai, teas, smoothies (made with fresh fruit), Italian Cream sodas, french apple tart, lemon meringue tarts, chocolate croissants and homemade popsicles (basil mint chip, lemon cream with toasted almonds, chocolate chip, strawberry buttermilk).

Cold Spring Acres (Wayne and Marla Olson)

Peas, snap peas, bing cherries, pie cherries, and Jones Cattle beef.

New vendor Country Girl Veggies ( Courtney and Debbie Blohm)

Peas, lettuce, radishes, new potatoes, onions, spinach, cabbage and turnips.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)

Cabbage, broccoli, and eggs.

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 onions, kale, lettuce, radishes, sugar snap peas

Gilbert Gasper – The Tortilla Man

A variety of fresh tortillas.

New vendor Ghost Roast (Brad Pietzyk)

Locally roasted Guatemalan coffee beans.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Tomatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, kale, green onions, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas, regular shell peas, sweet potatoes, radishes, and turnips.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)

Swiss chard, green onions, rhubarb, fresh cut herbs, jams from homegrown fruit, brown eggs, fresh flowers, and French bread baked with organic unbleached flour.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow)

Several varieties of flowers, lettuce, and herbs,

McLenon Produce (Rob and Pat McLenon)

Cabbage

Providence Farm (Christy Harris)

Fresh bread baked with locally grown organic wheat and goat milk soap and lotion

Other vendors may be present also.

Recipe of the Week: One of the delicate flavors of late springtime is a sugar snap pea. Here is a very simple and quick recipe from the “Barefoot Contessa”, Ina Garten.

Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas

Total Time: 20 min; Prep: 15 min; Cook: 5 min

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds fresh sugar snap peas
1 tablespoon good olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Sea salt or fleur de sel, for serving

Directions

Remove and discard the stem end and string from each sugar snap pod.

Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the sugar snap peas, salt and pepper and saute, tossing occasionally for 3 to 5 minutes, until the sugar snap peas are crisp tender.

Place the sugar snap peas in a serving bowl, sprinkle with sea salt and serve.

 

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Farmers Market, Atchison, Kansas

Wednesday, June 11, at the Market

Atchison Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The “June Rise” is here. We can use the rain; we are still about 3-4 inches under normal for this time of year. But it really would be nice to get into the garden to weed and pick vegetables without sinking in mud.

Don’t forget the Saturday market when Reid and Dixon (R2D) will be playing.

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

Vendor Produce (Wednesday, June 11):

Cedar Lane Farm(Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Organically grown produce and bedding plants.

Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)

Green onions, lettuce, radishes, kale, and sugar snap peas.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Tomatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, kale, green onions, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas, regular shell peas, sweet potatoes, radishes, and turnips.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Other vendors may be present also.

Leave a comment

Filed under Farmers Market, Atchison, Kansas

First Saturday of June – Market Offerings

Atchison Farmers’ Market

Fresh, Friendly, Local

Market E-Newsletter, Saturday, June 7, 2014

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Today is the first Saturday market of June, which means that we will be giving away a bundle of produce between 9:30 and 10 a.m. this morning. The winner was chosen from those registration forms turned in since opening day. Don’t forget to register for the July 5th Market Bundle Give Away. Lyn Hoffman, the market manager, has registration forms.

Today we welcome the Atchison Art Association for a fundraiser and to visit with people about the wonderful art project already begun at the market.

Are there any musicians who would like to entertain at the market? Let us know.

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

Vendor Produce (Saturday, June 7):

Cedar Lane Farm(Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)

Organically grown produce and bedding plants.

Chic Gypsy Café (Sierra Fox)

Espresso drinks, creamy chai, teas, smoothies (made with fresh fruit), Italian Cream sodas, french pastries, tarts, chocolate croissants and homemade popsicles (basil mint chip, lemon cream with toasted almonds, key lime pie, strawberry buttermilk, and coconut chocolate macaroon).

Cold Spring Acres (Wayne and Marla Olson)

Peas, strawberries, and Jones Cattle beef.

New vendor Country Girl Veggies ( Courtney and Debbie Blohm)

Peas, lettuce, radishes, rhubarb, new potatoes, onions, spinach, and flatbread.

Earl Farms (Dan and Trina Earl)

Lettuce, peas, onions, spinach, and possibly strawberries and potatoes.

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 onions, kale, lettuce, radishes, sugar snap peas, and spinach.

Gilbert Gasper – The Tortilla Man

A variety of fresh tortillas.

New vendor Ghost Roast (Brad Pietzyk)

Will not be at the Market this weekend.

L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)

Tomatoes, grape tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, kale, green onions, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas, regular shell peas, sweet potatoes, radishes, and turnips.

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer)

Kale, Swiss chard, green onions, rhubarb, spinach, fresh cut herbs, jams from homegrown fruit, brown eggs, and French bread baked with organic unbleached flour.

Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)

Quick breads, jams and jellies, dog biscuits.

Mallow Farm (Barbara Bramblett and Jim Mallow)

Flowers, lettuce, and several varieties of herbs,

McLenon Produce (Rob and Pat McLenon)

Will not be at the market this week,

Providence Farm (Christy Harris)

Fresh bread baked with locally grown organic wheat and goat milk soap and lotion

Other vendors may be present also.

Recipe of the Week: Fresh, tender lettuce! Here is an easy way to prepare and serve this healthy green.

Simple Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion $
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil $
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper $
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 cups torn curly leaf lettuce $
  • 1/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion $
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved $

Preparation

  1. Combine minced onion and vinegar in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Add oil, salt, pepper, and mustard; stir well with a whisk.
  2. Place the lettuce, sliced onion, and tomatoes in a large bowl; toss gently to combine. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad; toss gently to coat.

From Cooking Light
SEPTEMBER 2003

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Farmers Market, Atchison, Kansas