What a toasty and quick month of July we have had! I hope you've had a chance to take home extras from the market in this season of great abundance to store for winter. I had a chance to take the full-day preservation course offered by K-State Research and Extension - Lyon County, and it well worth it. You can read more about it by clicking here.
Lucky for us, there are continued options for learning about harvest preservation in Emporia. The next class at Community Connections (an evening introductory class) will take place on September 10. Sign up by clicking here! I should also mention that this class is very affordable (only $5) because it is being supported by a gift from the Emil Babinger Charitable fund.
We have more fun coming up at the market in August, including our final breakfast burrito fundraiser of the year. Meet and visit with area writers -- Cheryl Unruh, Max McCoy, and S.C. Dixon -- who will be serving our burritos on Saturday.
Also, HALO will host a pancake feed welcoming new ESU International students on Saturday, August 11. I hope you are able to join us!
See you at the market!
P.S. The deadline for ordering your Friend of the Market t-shirt is quickly approaching. Place your order by Monday, August 6, 5:00 PM to ensure you get one. You can place your order at the market kiosk or pay online by clicking this link. T-shirt order only option is $15!
Thanks to the market's lead sponsor
August Market Schedule
Wednesday, August 1
Murphy's Menu Salsa Competition
Hot and Not!
One entry per person, per category.
Entries to arrive at the market kiosk by 4:45pm.
Saturday, August 4
Area Artists and Writers
-- Cheryl Unruh, Max McCoy, S.C. Dixon --
invite you to join them for breakfast at the market
EFM Burrito Fundraiser
starting at 8:00 AM
Burritos made from all-local ingredients
$4.00 vegetarian/ $4.50 sausage or bacon
Wednesday, August 8
market starts at 5:00 PM
Saturday, August 11
Help us welcome 2012 ESU International Students to Emporia.
Join us for breakfast; pancakes by Chris Cakes, a fundraiser for market hosts, Hispanic American Leadership Organization.
Live Music by Bill and Jane!
market starts at 8:00 AM
Wednesday, August 15
Market starts at 5:00 PM
Saturday, August 18
Market starts at 8:00 AM
Music by Joe Foster!
Wednesday, August 22
Saturday, August 25
Live music at the Market
Kindred Spirits Flute Trio
Anne Strobel, Sue Claridge and Sara Coltrane
Wednesday, August 29
Congratulations to the winner of the Murphy's Menu Pinwheel Contest
Click here for the Emporia Gazette article by Regina Murphy, plus the recipe for Margie's entry.
Congratulations Margie Combes
And special thanks to Regina Murphy and the Emporia Gazette for participating in and supporting our market.
The next Murphy's Menu Cook-Off will be held on Wednesday, August 1, and the theme is Salsa: Hot and Not! Bring your favorite salsa to enter in the competition, or stop to test and vote on our entries!
Bring your entry to the market kiosk by 4:45 PM on Wednesday, July 11. This is your chance to win fame and prizes for the best Salsa in Emporia. It's easy and fun. Please join us!
Become a Friend of the Emporia Farmers Market
Becoming a Friend is your pledge to make local food, and supporting local farmers and gardeners, a priority. It can be as easy as wearing your Friend of the Emporia Farmers Market t-shirt and telling everyone you meet what you love about the market or making a donation (which could result in money back that you can spend at the market!)
Individual/Family Membership Options:
"Friend of the Market" Membership: $30
Receives ONE $5 market token to shop at the Emporia Farmers Market. Receives ONE (1) "double your market money" coupon (value up to $10). This coupon allows one time use of our debit machine to purchase $5 market tokens with no additional fee. We will match your purchase up to two (2) $5 market tokens. (In short, you can spend $10 and get $20 to shop at the market!) Finally, becoming a Friend includes you on our list of "Friends" in monthly e-newsletters and weekly reminders. Becoming a Friend also entitles you to one vote at the EFM Annual Meeting held in March each year.
"Friend of the Market" Membership with T-Shirt: $40
Includes the above, plus a one-of-a-kind, tie-dye t-shirt. T-shirts will be delivered no later than the end of August.
T-Shirt Order Only: $15
Listed Friend: $10
Your name listed on our "Friends" list in monthly e-newsletters and weekly reminders.
Business/Other Membership Options:
"Helpful Harvesters" - $100 +
For a minimum donation of $100, individuals, community groups and businesses may become "Helpful Harvesters"
- Receive 1/2 the value of your contribution in Market Coupons, including an invite from you to your customers to join you in shopping at the Emporia Farmers Market. (You donate $100/receive $50 in coupons to distribute to your clients and customers)
- Your business name and a link to your website appear in monthly market e-newsletters, as well as weekly email reminders (seasonal).
- Your business and a link to your website is featured on the EFM website (www.emporiafarmersmarket.org)
- You or representatives from your organization or business will have the option of "hosting" a market each season. As market host, you will be featured in press releases and online (EFM website, newsletters, and social media) as inviting shoppers to the market. You will have the option of checking in vendors and setting up the market for that day, as well as greeting customers and making your own marketing materials available to customers.
- Your business will receive top priority for partnering with the market to bring educational opportunities (fitting alongside the market's mission) to our shoppers. If you have expertise or a service that you would like to highlight as a program for a Saturday or Wednesday market, please talk with the market manager for options and scheduling.
The Emporia Farmers Market is operated by The Learning Connection of the Flint Hills, a non profit corporation in the State of Kansas that has been designated as a federal 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS.
Veggie Valets at Saturday Markets
Logan Avenue 4-H Club members are back this season with Veggie Valet services. Look for the kids in the bright blue t-shirts. They will help you carry your corn, your melons, and more!
Veggie Valets are a community service project of the club. No fees, no tipping! Please invite a Valet to carry your produce while you shop the market.
If you know a group that would be interested in a service project as Veggie Valets at our Wednesday markets, please contact market Manager, Tracy Simmons, emporiaFM@gmail.com or 620-343-6555.
Euler's Gardens - Pete Euler
Year began selling with EFM: 2012
Products Offered: Peaches Introduction to 2012 Vendors
As vendors sign up for the 2012 season, I will post a bit about them and their product here. Information about our vendors will also become available on our website.
Year began selling with EFM: 2011
Products Offered: Vegetables and Baked Goods.
European Bake Shop
Year began selling with EFM: 2009
Products Offered: Blueberry Lemon Scones, Breakfast Pastries, Cinnamon Rolls, Baguettes, Honey Wheat Bread and Oatmeal Bread
Kristen's Baked Goods - Kristen McWhorter
Year began selling with EFM: 2012
Products Offered: A variety of different baked goods and desserts. Zucchini and banana bread,other quick breads, brownies, scones, etc. Also, custom order cakes.
Year began selling with EFM: 2012
Products Offered: Tomatoes; Better Boy & Jet Star.
Year began selling with EFM: 2010
Products Offered: Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Onions.
Heritage Hill Farm - Jim Wallace
Year began selling with EFM:
Products Offered: Local Meat; beef, buffalo, pork & chicken.
If you are a vendor who has news you would like to share, please email Tracy at emporiaFM@gmail.com or leave a message on the market office machine at 620-343-6555. Newsletter deadline is the Wednesday prior to the first of each month.
Also, feel free to send me your website address or links to pages on Local Harvest or other local foods directories.
Also in Emporia
Have you checked out the courses being offered at Community Connections this season? What a great resource for Emporia. Be sure to check out their many offerings.
Emporia Area Local Food Network Calendar
Emporia Chamber Calendar
Emporia Gazette Calendar
| Thank YOU for Shopping Emporia Farmers Market.|
|photo by Evie Simmons |
open 8 am
open 5 pm
Shop early for the best selection!
7th & Merchant
|We Accept Vision Cards and Debit Cards|
2-for-1 is back!
The market is again matching funds for state of Kansas Vision Cardholders.
Many thanks to the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust for $2,200 matched in 2012
The Emporia Farmers Market accepts Vision Cards and Debit cards year-round!
Photos from our Homegrown Celebration
Thank You to our Farmhands
The Market could not run without you!
July Market Volunteers:
July Veggie Valets:
|2012 Market Sponsors|
Winter Market & Vision Card Enhancement Sponsor:
The Emil Babinger Chartiable Trust
The City of Emporia
Lyon County K-State Research & Extension
Flint Hills Music
The Emporia Gazette
The Flint Hills Shopper
Community Partner & Event Sponsors:
Country Mart North
Emporia Community Foundation
Emporia Main Street
Flint Hills Community Health Center
Emporia Area Local Food Network
RJ's Cake & Candy
The Verona Grill and Pizzeria
James & Theresa Muckenthaler
Simmons Law Office
Don & Ruth Wise
Many Thanks to our
2012 Friends of the Emporia Farmers Market & Farmhands
Heath & Kim Botkin
Dr. Stephen Haught
Logan Ave. 4-H Club
Lyon County Master Gardeners
Dr. Michael Shonrock
EFM Market Office
702 Commercial, B3
8:00 AM -2:00 PM
8:00 AM -11:00 AM
and by appointment