|News from the Emporia Farmers Market
Volume 9, Number 9
Thanks to the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust - Winter Market Sponsor
November's news is short and sweet as I have a very busy week
Thank you, Jane McCoy, for the lovely music shared with our shoppers on Halloween. We finished the season in style.
and there is soup to make! I do hope you are planning to join us for the market's annual Soup-A-Palooza fundraiser on Tuesday. We are serving 6 kinds of soup this year, and there will be dessert, too, of course!
Thank you to everyone who braved the dropping temperatures and continued to join us for markets in the parking lot in October. We are looking forward to a slightly later start -- 10am -- and warmer shopping conditions for winter markets, which begin THIS Saturday! Remember that the market is moving back downtown to 701 Commercial this year.
I will be updating the market website with vendors and products for the winter season.
See you at the market!
P.S. If you didn't get to come see the vendors in costume for Halloween, here is a peek at what you missed!
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
11am to 7pm ~ Dine in or Carry Out
$3 Bowl - $6 Take-Home Pint - Dessert Extra
Lyon County Extension Office Meeting Room
2632 W. US Hwy 50, Emporia, KS
It's a homegrown dining opportunity!Bring your co-workers and bring your family for delicious homemade soup by Friends of the Emporia Farmers Market.
The menu isn't set in stone quite yet, but you can expect a few of your favorites--Beefy Vegetable Soup, Naomi's Creamy Tomato, Amy's Sausage Potato Soup--and more!
All proceeds of the Soup-A-Palooza fundraiser go to support the operations and educational programs of the Emporia Farmers Market.
Indoor Winter Markets
701 Commercial Street, Downtown Emporia
10am - Noon
1st and 3rd Saturdays
November 7 & 21 December 5 & 19
The 6th Season of Indoor Winter Markets begins on Saturday, November 7, and we will be returning to downtown Emporia.
Please make note of the location change! It's at the corner of 7th and Commercial... just a few steps from our regular season location in the parking lot.
Registered Vendors ~ 2015
Joining us in November, Phylis Odgers will be at the market to help you with your fall decor. Kitchen towels, scrubbies, place mats, napkins, afghans, and more! Festive and seasonal, think of the market first for your original gift-giving needs!
Kay Church will be joining us at winter markets with wood products -- mirrors, wall hangers, more! Watch for images in future newsletters and on our website.
Thinking about becoming a market vendor? Registration for the 2016 season opens in December. For craft and holiday vendors, there will be the option to sell ONLY at December markets again this year. Please contact Tracy at 620-343-6555 or [email protected] for details.
EFM Board Members
Janet Brassart - Treasurer
Jessica Hopkins - Secretary
Marcia Lawrence - Music Manager, 2015
Ruthann Resch - President
Becky Smith - Vice President
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
Dirty Kanza Promotions Team
Emporia Area Local Food Network
Flint Hills Music
Scott & Rhonda Gordon
Lyon County Master Gardeners
Don & Ruth Wise
Friends of the Market
Updated! If you have been dropped from the list, it's been a couple of year's since we've seen you! Give me a call! We'd love to have you back!
Harold & Naomi BrenzikoferEle Browning renewed
Betty Campbell & Margaret
Coffelt Sign Company
Carla R. Davis renewed
Ek Real Estate
Emporia Gardeners of America
Joyce Hanlin (Arizings)
Dr. Stephen Haught
Brandon & Jessica Hopkins
Bill & Dianne Ihling
Logan Ave. 4-H Club
Ruthann Resch renewed
Ben & Jessie Stallings
Pam Thuma renewed
Jesse & Beth Wilson
and Market Musicians
The Basement Pickers: Tim Fry, Brent Hrabik & Melanie Pritchard
ESU College Day Musicians: Christian Luca, Christie Sidartawan, Shunkuan Chang, Kevin Kaiyuan Wu, Mike Atchinson, Luis Sanchez-Arrocha, Korean Student Association, Sage Thurston, and Christina Rabb
Dr. Brent Hrabik
Lee C. Muller
The Neighborly Brothers
Three Old Men: Ric Garcia, Nick Dikin & Sam Bland
Anton Zouplna, Sr.
Anton Zouplna, III
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
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