The Veggie Gazette
News from the Emporia Farmers Market

November 2014

Volume 8, Number 10


Produce expected at Saturday's market: Romaine, kale, arugula, tomatoes, green peppers, sweet potatoes, radishes, spinach, squash, watermelon, apples, fresh herbs, chard, and more!

This is the weekend that the Emporia Farmers Market moves to the Emporia Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th Avenue. We will be open from 10am until Noon this Saturday, November 1. We look forward to seeing you there!


The key to winter markets is the numbers 1 and 3. If you remember that the market is open at our indoor, winter location on the first and third Saturdays of each month, you will never miss us. This is especially important since the month of November has five Saturdays. We will be open November 1 and 15 and then will take two weeks off before December markets. 

I hope to see you at Soup-A-Palooza on Election Day, as well. Go vote, and then stay out of the kitchen. Let the Friends of the Emporia Farmers Market do the cooking! We will be serving at the Lyon County Extension Office from 11am until 7pm. Both dine-in and carry-out options are available. Please see details below in this newsletter.


See you at the market!


Special Notice: Beth Cole, you are the winner of our "bottom of the newsletter bonus" from the October newsletter. Congratulations! Your t-shirt will be available to pick up at the EFM table as you enter the Emporia Humanitarian Center.

Handmade Quilts at the Indoor Winter Market.
Indoor Winter Market Schedule
Saturday, November 1 - 10am-Noon, EHC
Graze the Prairie, grassfed beef products, will be one of the vendors at this season's Indoor Winter Markets. 

Saturday, November 15 - 10am-Noon, EHC
On November 15, we look forward to the return of Waite & Allenby Soup Company.

Saturday, December 6 - 10am-Noon, EHC
If you are looking for one-of-a-kind items for holiday gift giving, check out the selection of artwork and novelty items from our vendors at the Emporia Farmers Market. 

Thursday, December 11 (special time & location) -- downtown Emporia for Midnight Madness, 701 Commercial, 8pm till midnight

Saturday, December 20 - 10am-Noon, EHC
Seasonal decor at the Indoor Winter Markets.



New Vendor Introduction
Audra Augin has joined the Emporia Farmers Market and she brings a special service we have not had at the market before. Audra specializes in digital and printed photo restoration. Come view her samples at the market and talk to Audra about what she can do to help preserve your family's history!

Farmers Market Series
Community Connections


If you have ideas for growing our Farmers Market Series of Classes, please contact Amy at FHTC or Tracy at EFM. We are looking for course offerings with a focus on both vendors and shoppers. How to grow it, make it, sell it, bake it!


Share ideas for classes you'd like to take and for any you would like to teach!



To enroll in any of Community Connections classes please visit or call 620-341-1392.


Thank you to our Market Farmhands & Musicians
October Farmhands:
 John Dougherty, Mary McGaw, Ruthann Resch, Kaman, Simmons, Rand Simmons, Becky Smith

Musician: Jane McCoy

Contact Information
Market Manager
Tracy Simmons

EFM Board Members

Janet Brassart - Treasurer
Harold Brenzikofer
Travis Carmichael
Jessica Hopkins - Secretary
Marcia Lawrence
Ben Stallings
Ellen Hansen
Fannie Harrell
Wanda Myers
Ruthann Resch - President
Becky Smith - Vice President
Brandi Smith - Music Manager
   Member of:        

     ESB Financial

lead sponsor             



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


Helpful Harvesters
Janet Brassart  

Scott & Rhonda Gordon

Ellen Hansen
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.


Gift of:

The Emil Babinger Charitable Trust



 Market Sponsors


Winter Market & Vision Card Enhancement Sponsor:

The Emil Babinger Charitable Trust


Facilities Sponsors:

The City of Emporia


Lyon County K-State Research & Extension


Elbert Liquor Store


Mark II Lumber


Media Sponsors:



The Emporia Gazette


The Flint Hills Shopper


Community Partner & Event Sponsors:

 Country Mart North


  Emporia Subways


Emporia Area Local Food Network


Murphy's Menu


Thurston's Plus


PraireLand Partners

  Friends of the Market


James Bordonaro
Harold & Naomi Brenzikofer
Ele Browning
Betty Campbell & Margaret
Laura Clawson
Coffelt Sign Company
Tyler Curtis
Carla R. Davis
John Dougherty
Paul DuToit
Emporia Gardeners of America

Colby Fuller

Jon Geitz

Rachel Haag

Becky Hadicke 

Joyce Hanlin (Arizings)

Fannie Harrell

Millard Harrell
Dr. Stephen Haught
Roger Heineken
Jessica Hopkins
June Hubert
Bill & Dianne Ihling
Janice Jaggard

Marcia Lawrence
Rachael LeClear
Logan Ave. 4-H Club
Max McCoy

Mary McGaw
Regina Murphy
Wanda Myers
Bobbi Mylnar
Ruthann Resch

Gretchen Russell

Jamie Roberts

Barb Say 

Carol Schoeck

 Mark Schondelmaier

Anna Sharenburg

Mark Sherman

Dr. Michael Shonrock

Evie Simmons

Kaman Simmons

Maddie Simmons

Rand Simmons

Becky Smith

Brandi Smith

Karen Sommers

Ben & Jessie Stallings

Pam Thuma

Cheryl Unruh

Jesse & Beth Wilson

Casey & Erin Woods

Jennifer Youngblood


Barbara Younger
and Market Musicians
Kenji Bolden
Kendra Briggs
Savanna Chestnut

Lance Fahy
Tracy Freeze
Bob Haselhun 

Dr. Brent Hrabik

Bill Ihling

Matt Kosinski
Eric Martin

Eric Murphy
Jane McCoy
Lee C. Muller
The Neighborly Brothers

Three Old Men: Ric Garcia, Nick Dikin & Sam Bland
Brandi Smith

Ben Stallings

Fran Stallings
P.J. Stephenson

Glen Woolard
Tony Zouplna
Anton Zouplna, Sr.
Anton Zouplna, III

Bottom of the Newsletter Bonus! Watch this space in future newsletters for special coupons and other opportunities to support your vendors at the Emporia Farmers Market. 

Emporia Farmers' Market