|News from the Emporia Farmers Market||
Volume 8, Number 6
I am looking forward to two big events in the parking lot in July. First we will be joined by the team at ESB Financial for the annual Homegrown Celebration on July 19. There will be watermelon games for the kids --sign in starts at 8am, games start at 8:30-- and a watermelon carving contest for all ages. The winners of the carving contest will walk away with big prizes, so start planning your entry now! There will be a People's Choice award, as well as an award by judges from the Emporia Arts Council.
On July 26, the market will welcome the Veteran City Rollers. Several team members will be available as Veggie Valets; let them carry your purchases so you can shop for more! Tickets to the game--the first bout of season three--will be available at the market as well. Then you can join them Saturday night, Veteran City Rollers vs. Thunder Dames of Lincoln, Nebraska. The doors open at 6pm at Rollers Skating Rink. There is no better fun and local entertainment. Come out and support the Veteran City Rollers at the market, and at the game.
|Your creativity has no bounds! What can you carve from a watermelon? Bring your entries to the market kiosk at 8am on Saturday, July 19, for the Annual Homegrown Celebration Carving Contest. Prizes will be awarded!|
See you at the market!
P.S. Watch our website for an introduction to our new and returning vendors!
|July Market Calendar|
Wednesday, July 2, market starts at 5pm (we are expecting corn!)
Saturday, July 5, market starts at 8am
Wednesday, July 9, market starts at 5pm, market music by Lee Muller - followed by Live in the Lot. See the entire Live in the Lot schedule by clicking here. (Emporia Gazette Link)
Saturday, July 12, market starts at 8am
Wednesday, July 16, market starts at 5pm - followed by Live in the Lot
Saturday, July 19, market starts at 8am - Annual Homegrown Celebration by ESB Financial. Watermelon games for the kids. Carving contest for all ages. Music by Lee Muller.
Wednesday, July 23, market starts at 5pm - followed by Live in the Lot
Saturday, July 26, market starts at 8am -
|at the market Saturday, July 26|
hosted by Veteran City Rollers
Wednesday, July 30, market starts at 5pm
|Harvest Preservation Course|
If you are new to home food preservation, which is making a come back, or your skills need to be refreshed, Rhonda Gordon of K-State Research and Extension, Lyon County, has a class for you.
Mark your calendar for July 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class will cover the proper food preservation techniques for pressure and water bath canning and drying.
The class will make salsa, jelly and pressure can vegetables. This is a hands-on workshop. This class will be taught by Karen Blakeslee, Food Scientist from Kansas State University.
This class has a fee of $25 and reservations are required with the fee paid at time of reservation.
A minimum of 10 people, maximum of 20 people are required for this class: Sign up by July 7 to the K-State Research and Extension Lyon County Office -620-341-3220.
The class will be held at the Flint Hills Technical College, 3301 W. 18th Ave., and lunch will be provided.
|Need a Market T-Shirt?|
We will be ordering market t-shirts soon. If you would like to order an official Emporia Farmers Market t-shirt, please visit the market kiosk during operating hours. Special prices for existing friends, farmhands and vendors. New friends are welcome, too!
|Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program|
|Thank you to our Market Farmhands & Musicians|
June Farmhands: Harold Anderson, Ellen Hansen, Ruthann Resch, Evie Simmons, Rand Simmons, Becky Smith, Ben Stallings.
LA Fahy & James Rose, Lee Muller, Good Vibes Jazz Duo (Glen Woolard & Tracy Freeze), Jane McCoy
|Good Vibes Duo|
|Jane McCoy played for our first Wednesday Market.|
EFM Board Members
Janet Brassart - Treasurer
Jessica Hopkins - Secretary
Ruthann Resch - President
Becky Smith - Vice President
Brandi Smith - Music Manager
The Emporia Farmers Market fulfills a central role in the community's grand equation, offering a place of fellowship throughout the year, moving produce, producer, and consumer closer to a kindred realm, bridging lives with local growth, local arts, local writers and musicians, creating rhythms of seasons and relationship so well maintained as to seem always new and continuing together.
~Wendy Crowley Devilbiss
Scott & Rhonda Gordon
Lyon County Master Gardeners
James & Theresa Muckenthaler
Don & Ruth Wise
2 for 1 - Kansas Vision Cardholders
EFM is matching dollars again for EBT customers! Remember that you can shop at the market with your Vision card. Visit with a kiosk volunteer for details.
The Emil Babinger Charitable Trust
Winter Market & Vision Card Enhancement Sponsor:
The Emil Babinger Charitable Trust
The City of Emporia
Lyon County K-State Research & Extension
Elbert Liquor Store
Mark II Lumber
The Emporia Gazette
The Flint Hills Shopper
Community Partner & Event Sponsors:
Country Mart North
Emporia Area Local Food Network
Thank you for being a Friend!
The Emporia Farmers Market annual Friends drive starts in June.
Stop by the kiosk to join or renew!
Friends of the Market
Tom & Rachel Andrews
Harold & Naomi Brenzikofer
Betty Campbell & Margaret
Coffelt Sign Company
Carla R. Davis
Emporia Gardeners of America
Joe & Allison Foster
Joyce Hanlin (Arizings)
Dr. Stephen Haught
Bill & Dianne Ihling
Logan Ave. 4-H Club
Dr. DenaSue Potestio
Dr. Michael Shonrock
Ben & Jessie Stallings
Jesse & Beth Wilson
Casey & Erin Woods
and Market Musicians
Dr. Brent Hrabik
Lee C. Muller
The Neighborly Brothers
Three Old Men: Ric Garcia, Nick Dikin & Sam Bland
Anton Zouplna, Sr.
Anton Zouplna, III