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The Veggie Gazette
Fresh & Local 

November 2012


Volume 6, No. 11



Please join us as we move indoor to the Emporia Humanitarian Center (215 W. 6th Avenue) for a third season of Indoor Winter Markets. The first will take place on Saturday, November 3rd.


Note the start time for the indoor season is 10 AM!


We expect cool season greens, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, and a variety of original craft items at the indoor winter markets (more on this below in this newsletter -- please review if you are an artist or crafter).


Thank you for your support. It's been a wonderful 30th celebration year for the Emporia Farmers Market.


See you at the market!


Tracy Simmons
Market Manager     
In This Issue
Food Day Celebration
New Vendors
Also in Emporia This Week
Invitation to Local Artists and Crafters
Emporia Farmers Market & Holiday Bazaar
If you are an area artist or crafter who would like to join the market for the month of December only -- Saturday Markets on December 1 and  December 15 -- we have a special vendor offer you might be interested in. Please email [email protected] if you would like more information about this offer. Full details will be available after November 15.
The Emporia Farmers Market is open only to items that are grown, baked, or handcrafted by the vendor themselves. No sales of purchased products or resales allowed.
Logan Avenue 4-H Club
Food Day Celebration



Thanks to everyone who participated in our Food Day Celebration on October 24. I hope you met your personal challenges and pledges and are looking forward to a winter season of eating real and being active!


Congratulations to the following winners who participated in the market's Food Day Challenge:


Margaret Davidson ~ Market T-Shirt

Marilyn Gooszen ~ Recipe Book (courtesy of Emporia Area Local Food Network)

Mark Sherman ~ $10 in Market Money

Vicki J. Loveland ~ $5 in Market Money


Special thanks to the junior leaders from Logan Avenue 4-H Club for organizing the Veggie Petting Zoo, Guess that Veggie and Pumpkin Bowling games at the market.




A complete calendar of upcoming events can be found online at 

Food Day Pumpkin Bowler
Kids bowl with pumpkins at the Emporia Farmers Market Food Day celebration.


Lewis Art Glass
Welcome New Vendors


Joining us in October:
James Lewis of Lewis Art Glass
Check out the original glass work by James: Ornaments, Candle STick Holders, Vases, Perfume Bottles, Paper Weights, Jewelry, Pendants and more!
John and Janet Way
Fresh Farm Eggs!
...and coming soon to the market...
Thrill's Kettle Corn, by Jerry Hill

Mark your calendar!


Coming on Tuesday, December 4, 2012
It's a homegrown dining opportunity. Bring your co-works or bring your family for delicious soup by Friends of the Emporia Farmers Market. Serving soup from 11AM to 7PM at the Lyon County Extension Office Meeting Room. 
Watch for more details!
 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.


Thank You for shopping the Emporia Farmers Market
photo by Evie Simmons


Indoor Winter Markets brought to you by a generous gift from the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust




1st & 3rd Saturdays

10 AM - 12:30 PM


November 3

Musician: Eric Martin




November 17

Musicians: Bill Ihling & Jane McCoy  


Emporia Humanitarian Center

215 W. 6th Avenue


We Accept Vision Cards and Debit Cards

The Emporia Farmers Market accepts Vision Cards and Debit cards year-round!


Thanks to the market's lead sponsor


ESB Financial 


Thank You to our Farmhands


The Market could not run without you!


October Market Volunteers:

Janet Brassart

Eleanor Browning

Janice Jaggard

Ruthann Resch

Mark Sherman

Rand Simmons

Becky Smith

Ben Stallings



Logan Avenue 4-H Junior Leaders & Food Day Activity Organizers:

Jarrett Botkin

Taylor Botkin

Aubrey Jenkins

Evie Simmons

Kaman Simmons

Maddie Simmons

Ashley Storrer

Casey Wells




Market Business Office Movers:

Evie Simmons

Kaman Simmons

Maddie Simmons

Rand Simmons


2012 Market Sponsors

Emporia Realty Group 

PraireLand Partners
Winter Market & Vision Card Enhancement Sponsor:


The Emil Babinger Chartiable Trust


Facilities Sponsors:


The City of Emporia


Lyon County K-State Research & Extension


Flint Hills Music


Media Sponsors:




The Emporia Gazette


The Flint Hills Shopper


Community Partner & Event Sponsors:


Country Mart North


Emporia Community Foundation


Emporia Main Street 


Emporia Subways


Flint Hills Community Health Center


 Emporia Area Local Food Network 


Murphy's Menu


Chelsea Gerleman

Pampered Chef


RJ's Cake & Candy


Vanessa Apodaca
Tastefully Simple


The Verona Grill and Pizzeria

The Verona Grill - Emporia, KS 


Helpful Harvesters:


James & Theresa Muckenthaler 


Simmons Law Office 


Don & Ruth Wise


Many Thanks to our

2012 Friends of the Emporia Farmers Market & Farmhands

Heath & Kim Botkin
Riley Botkin
Taylor Botkin
Janet Brassart
Harold & Naomi Brenzikofer
Ele Browning
Betty Campbell
Tyler Curtis
Margaret Davidson
Carla Davis
S.C. Dixon
Emporia Gardeners of America
Courtney Gagan
Erica Grayson
Becky Hadicke
Ellen Hansen
Christina Hardin
Fannie Harrell
Dr. Stephen Haught
Roger Heineken
Beth Henrikson
Bill Ihling
Dianne Ihling
Janice Jaggard
Amy Jordan
Patricia Kahn
Rachael LeClear
Logan Ave. 4-H Club
Lyon County Master Gardeners
Max McCoy
Regina Murphy
Wanda Myers
Bobbi Mylnar
Dr. DenaSuePotestio
Ruthann Resch
Charles Rothenberg
David Scheller
Mike Scheller
Carol Schoeck
Mark Schondelmaier
Dr. Michael Shonrock
Evie Simmons
Kaman Simmons
Maddie Simmons
Rand Simmons
Mark Sherman
Becky Smith
Ben Stallings
Ashley Storrer
Anna Tall
Pam Thuma
Cheryl Unruh
Casey Woods
Jennifer Youngblood
Barbara Younger
Contact EFM

EFM Market Office
Please note that our business office has moved!
Our new location is at:
701 Commercial
Suite 202
Emporia, KS
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1911
Emporia, KS 66801

Office Hours:

by appointment 




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