Atchison Farmers’ Market
Fresh, Friendly, Local
Market E-Newsletter, Rest of October, 2014
8 a.m. to 12 noon
This will be the last e-newsletter for the 2014 Farmers’ Market Season. We want to thank you for your loyal patronage throughout the summer. We appreciate getting to know you and you becoming aware of the people who grow the fresh, local produce you have enjoyed.
We would appreciate you completing the survey that is at the end of this newsletter. Your input allows us to understand what new produce you might like us to grow and what other kinds of events you like to see at the market.
Several vendors still have plenty of fresh produce as well as jellies and baked goods. They plan to continue to come until the last Saturday in October, weather permitting.
Reminder: the Market is able to accept *credit, debit and SNAP* cards. Just
go to the Market Manager, Lyn Hoffman, and she can process your card. In
exchange for a particular amount, she will give you tokens that can be used
at any of the vendors.
See you at the Market.
Vendor Produce (October 2014 balance of month):
Cedar Lane Farm (Carrie Kesse and Kirk Russell)
Plants and produce, grown chemical free.
Genova Farms (Debbie and Mark Genova)
Green beans, okra, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, cucumbers, sweet Red Candy onions, carrots, melons, and squash.
Ghost Roast Coffee (Brad and April Pietzyk)
Locally roasted Costa Rican and Guatemalan coffee beans and cups of fresh hot or iced coffee to drink.
Jirak Farm (Mark and Teresa Jirak and Children)
Watermelons, cantaloupe, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, zucchini and squash.
L&R Farms (Monie Frakes)
Apples, ornamental gourds, miniature pumpkins, pie pumpkins, as well as conatinuing with acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and Indian corn, as well as continuing to have Green beans, tomatoes, sweet candy onions, kale, zucchini, new potatoes, patty pan squash, eggplant, Italian eggplant, cucumbers, burpless cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, bell peppers, sweet and hot banana peppers, yummy snack peppers, zucchini, okra, and yellow squash.
Lyn Hoffman (Market Manager)
Quick breads, a variety of jams and jellies, and dog treats.
Other vendors may be present also.
2014 Market Survey
Dear Market Customer,
Please complete the following short survey and either e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org or give it the Market Manager. We value your comments and suggestions.
How often do you come to the Market? ____ Every week ___ Wednesdays _____ Saturdays _____ both
About how much do you spend when you come to the Market? _____ $5-10, _____ $10-20+ _____ Other (state)
How do you learn about the market offerings? Check as many as are applicable, so we can make our advertising more effective.
1) The ad in The Globe? _____
2) AtchisonFarmersMarket.com? _____
3) The semi-weekly AFM e-newsletter? _____
4) By shopping the market to see what is available?____
5) AFM Facebook page? ____
6) Other? _____
On a scale of 1 – 10, please evaluate the following events this season by circling a number:
Not Interested Enjoyed
Market Bundle Give Away 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Musicians 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Fundraiser Groups 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
As a valued customer, what can we, the vendors and AFM Board, do to make the 2015 season better?
What other produce/food items would you like at the Market? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Are you interested in organic as well as conventionally grown produce? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What other events would you enjoy? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Thank you for your comments. See you next season. We’ll officially open the third Saturday in May.