Monthly Archives: April 2018

Why Shop Atchison Farmers Market

Why shop your Atchison Farmers Market? Come join us on Opening Day and find out! Celebrate our 20th Year on Opening Day, Saturday, May 19 (8AM to Noon)!

1. Connect with Your Community20140829_Farm-med

Visiting your friends at the Atchison Farmers Market makes shopping a pleasure rather than a chore. The farmers market is a community hub—a place to meet up with your friends, bring your children, or just get a taste of small-town life. Wouldn’t you rather stroll amidst outdoor stalls of fresh produce on a sunny day than roll your cart around a grocery store with artificial lights and piped in music?

 2. Taste Real Flavors

Atchison Farmers Market fruits and vegetables are the freshest and tastiest available. Fruits are allowed to ripen fully in the field and are brought directly to you—no long-distance shipping and no gassing to simulate the ripening process.  This food is fresh from the farm!

3. Enjoy the Season

Shopping and cooking from the farmers market helps you to reconnect with the cycles of nature in our region. As you look forward to asparagus in spring, savor sweet corn in summer, or bake pumpkins in autumn, you reconnect with the earth, the weather, and the turning of the year.

4. Learn Cooking Tips, Recipes, and Meal Ideas

The farmers, ranchers, and artisans at the Atchison Farmers Market are often passionate cooks with plenty of free advice about how to cook the foods they are selling. You can also attend any of our scheduled free seasonal cooking demonstrations. See the Events Tab at AtchisonFarmers.Market.

5. Nourish Yourself

Most food found at the Atchison Farmers Market is minimally processed, and many of our farmers go to great lengths to grow the most nutritious produce possible by using sustainable techniques, picking produce right before the market, and growing heirloom varieties. In contrast, much food found in grocery stores is highly processed and grown using pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and genetic modification. Some of it has been irradiated, waxed, or gassed in transit. These practices may have negative effects on human health.

6. Support Family Farmers

Family farmers need your support, now that large agribusiness dominates food production in the U.S. Buying directly from farmers gives them a better return for their produce and gives them a fighting chance in today’s globalized economy.

7. Protect the Environment

Food at the Atchison Farmers Market is transported from with Atchison and surrounding counties, and is generally grown using methods that minimize the i

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mpact on the earth. Industrially produced food in the U.S. travels an average of 1,500 miles to get to your plate, which contributes to pollution, and creates trash with extra packaging. Conventional agriculture also uses many more resources than sustainable agriculture and pollutes water, land, and air with toxic agricultural by-products.

8. Discover the Spice of Life: Variety

At the Atchison Farmers Market you find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in your average supermarket: red carrots, a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes, etc. It is a wonderful opportunity to savor the biodiversity of our planet.

9. Promote Humane Treatment of Animalsgrassfedbeef

At the Atchison Farmers Market, you can find meats and eggs from animals that have been raised without hormones or antibiotics, or that have grazed on green grass and eaten natural diets, or that have been spared the cramped and unnatural living conditions of feedlots and cages that are typical of animal agriculture.

10. Know Where Your Food Comes From

A regular trip to the Atchison Farmers Market is one of the best ways to connect with where your food comes from. Meeting and talking to farmers and food artisans is a great opportunity to learn more about how and where food is produced.

Adapted from original CUESA article: https://cuesa.org/learn/10-reasons-support-farmers-markets

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Meet Market Manager Debbie Genova

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by | April 7, 2018 · 7:03 pm

Cheesy Bean Flautas

Cheesy Bean Flautas

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Cheesy Bean Flautas – Everyone will love these easy-to-make and fun-to-eat treats!

Ingredients

1 cup black beans
1 cup corn
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. salt
6 large flour tortillas (8-9″ diameter)
5 Tbsp. olive oil
4 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
4 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated
1 tsp. Mexican hot sauce
2 tsp. sour cream
1 Tbsp. parsley (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. In a bowl, combine black beans, corn, garlic powder and salt.
3. Take one tortilla, rub one side with olive oil and then add 2 tablespoons of the black bean and corn filling to the center of the non-oiled side of the tortilla.
4. Top with a layer of each kind of cheese and roll tightly. Place rolled tortilla seam-side down.
5. Repeat until you have 6 rolled tortillas.
6. Line a baking sheet with a foil and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to coat.
7. Place tortillas on baking sheet. Leave some space between each one and secure them with toothpicks, if needed.
8. Give the tortillas one light spritz or brush of oil to help them crisp up nicely in the oven.
9. Bake on the center rack of your oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
10. Give them a few seconds to cool; drizzle with sour cream and spicy sauce.
11. Garnish with parsley (optional).
Refrigerate any leftovers.

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Happy Easter to All Atchison Farmers Market Friends!

Who knew this Easter Holiday would look so much like Christmas! We wish you all the best during the Holidays. Happy Easter to all of our Atchison Farmers Market Friends!

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Fresh Easter Snow on Atchison County Farm!


See you at the Market on Saturday, May 19!

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