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Specialty Crop of the Week Recipe: Snow Peas!

Of course, you can use snap peas, garden peas, or any peas! Just the look of this dish makes my mouth water! Beef with Snow Peas! Dinner in 30 Minutes – Or less! Get your Snow Peas and Beef at the Atchison Farmers Market!

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J&K Pollock Ranch-Save 10% on First Order! Order Now & Pick Up at Market!

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Feel good about what you eat!!

Use code (signup) at jkpollockranch.grazecart.com to save 10% off your first order.

We will be in Atchison this weekend sat. June 2 @ the Farmers market.

From our family to yours,
Jonathan and Kayla

 

 

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Market Update – Vendors & Products Available This Saturday

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 8AM – Noon:

spinachbulletRefresh yourself with fresh Strawberries (Mallow Farm) at the Market!

spinachbulletCome early to beat the heat and load up on your favorite Memorial Day weekend ingredients, or come later and keep cool with ice cold Ozarka water (Interbrook Ridge Farm).

spinachbulletIs Bitter Better? Discover the health benefits of eating bitter foods (herbs and vegetables) like our ancestors did. Subscribe to the AFM E-Newsletter to learn the latest on such specialty crop information and trivia, as well as about upcoming AFM Events.

spinachbulletDebbie Genova, the market manager, can swipe your credit, debit and SNAP (Double Up Food Bucks).  Buy Atchison Farmers’ Market gift cards at Debbie’s booth, too!


Market Update of Vendors & Products for this Saturday!

spinachbulletGenova Farm (Debbie and Mark Genova and girls)  Baby kale, Green Onions, Lettuce, Radishes, Spinach, and Swiss Chard

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

Interbrook Ridge Farm (Juan Jorge) Traditional flour tortillas made with local Kansas pastured pork lard & Mexican sea salt, baked corn tortilla chips, fresh Chile de Arbol salsa, cilantro, spinach

J & K Pollock Ranch LLC (Jonathan Pollock) We will not be at market on May 26, 2018, but will be back on June 2nd

Place your orders at our web site jkpollockranch.grazecart.com for delivery on June 2nd. Thanks!

spinachbulletL&R Farms (Monie Frakes) Grape Tomatoes, 6-paks of Marigolds & Dusty Miller Strawberry Hanging Baskets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Collards, English Cucumbers, Green Onions, Herb plants, Impatiens Hanging Basket, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Radishes, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes

Long View Farm (Gunther and Betty Fischer) Asparagus (maybe), Arugula,  Bamboo Poles for bean tepees, Bok Choi, Butterhead Lettuces, Farm-Fresh Brown Eggs, French Whole Wheat and Rye Breads Made from Organic Flours, Fresh Cut Flowers, Jams (variety), Kale (variety), Mustard Greens, Potted Plants, Radishes (variety), Scallions, Spinach.

Mallow Farm (James E. Mallow, MD and Barbara Bramblett)

Herbs—Basil, Borage, Cilantro, Catnip, Chives, Dill, Fennel, lemon Balm, Lavender, French Lavender, Lemongrass, Lovage, Oregano. Greek Oregano, Parsley, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme

Bedding PlantsCelebrity tomato plants, heirloom tomato plants; Hot Pepper Plants and Red Bull & Yum-Yum Sweet Pepper Plants

Tumbling Toms Hanging BasketsCherry tomatoes

Flowering Plants Perennial Coneflower Plants in purple, pink, and orange colors, Perennial Dianthus plants, Summer Mix  variety, Geraniums, Gerbera Daisies, Shasta Daisies, Hyacinth Beans-Dwarf

Milkweed Plants—For the Monarch butterflies

Strawberries

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

Vendors Arriving Later in Season:

  •  J&K Pollock Ranch will return on Saturday, June 2;

  • Pie Lady will return on Saturday, June 2;

  • Jirak Family (June)

Other Vendors May Be Present!

 

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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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Help Us Make the Market Better – 2014 Survey

Atchison Farmers’ Market

Fresh,Friendly, Local

2014 Market Survey

Dear Market Customer,

Please complete the following short survey and either e-mail it to longviewfarm3@gmail.com or give it the Market Manager before the closing market day, October 18. 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)

Comments: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

How do you learn about the market offerings? Check as many as are applicable, so we can make our advertising more effective.

  • The ad in The Globe? _____
  • AtchisonFarmersMarket.com
  • The semi-weekly AFM e-newsletter? _____
  • By shopping the market to see what is available?____
  • AFM Facebook page? ____
  • Other? _____

Comments/Suggestions:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

Comments/Suggestions: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Comments/Suggestions:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for your comments. See you next season. We’ll officially open the third Saturday in May.

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