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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Upcoming Activities

Upcoming Events at the Market

  • Wednesday, June 20: Veggie Power Club for Kids activity
  • Wednesday, June 27: Live Music by Lee Muller
  • Wednesday, July 11: Veggie Power Club for Kids activity & live music by Lee Muller
  • Wednesday, July 18: Caricatures by Hailey East
  • Saturday, July 21: ESB Financial's Homegrown Celebration
  • Wednesday, July 25: KFA Summer Concert Series: Lucas Parker Band and Trapper's Smoke Shack Dinners
  • Saturday, July 28: Veggie Power Club for Kids activity
  • Wednesday, August 1: KFA Summer Concert Series: Ha Ha Tonka and Pizza by the Slice
  • Saturday, August 4: Caricatures by Hailey East
  • Wednesday, August 8: Veggie Power Club for Kids activity
  • Saturday, August 11: Live Music by Lee Muller
  • Saturday, August 25: Veggie Power Club for Kids activity
  • Wednesday, September 5: KFA Summer Concert Series: Truckstop Honeymoon and Ice Cream Social

Saturday Markets: 8:30-10:30am
Wednesday Markets: 5-6:30pm

**Don't forget: the west half of the 7th & Merchant parking lot is reserved for market vendors Saturdays, 7-11am, and Wednesdays, 3-7pm, per city ordinance. Cars not moved will be subject to towing and/or ticketing.**

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

No Market - June 2

It’s Dirty Kanza week in Emporia! There will NOT be a market this Saturday, June 2,  to better accommodate the parking and space needs for this event. It will be a wonderful weekend highlighting the great things about Emporia and our beautiful Flint Hills. 

The market will re-open on Wednesday, June 6 from 5-6:30pm. Kansas Free for Arts will host their first Summer Concert Series featuring Lawrence-based bluegrass band Split Lip Rayfield at 5:30pm. Customers staying for the concert are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Pulled pork dinners will be available for purchase from Trapper’s Smoke Shack, and the Veggie Power Club for kids will meet next to the kiosk for a fun activity.  For the latest market updates and activities, follow on Facebook! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May 12 Market Activities

We had a GREAT first market and we're looking forward to another fantastic market this Saturday!

Saturday, May 12  |  8:30-10:30am  |  Parking Lot: 7th & Merchant

Market Host: Megan Glenn of EF High School Exchange Year 

Market Activity: Veggie Power Club for Kids at 9am!

Items expected: Kale, Lettuce, Bok Choi, Greens, Radishes, Flower and Veggie Transplants, Cinnamon Rolls, Breads, Cakes, Pies, Jams & Jellies, Honey, Apple Cider, Kitchen scrubbies/towels, Hand-sewn table runners/bowl covers/aprons/hand towels, Hanging baskets, Succulents, Home Decor/signs/wall hangings, Pie Bites, Original Artwork, Jewelry, Farm fresh eggs, and more!

EF High School Exchange Year
EF High School Exchange Year, a nonprofit organization that has been committed to promoting global awareness for more than 30 years, is the leader in high school exchange and brings more international students to the United States than any other program of its kind.
Hosting an exchange student is a great step toward preparing your children for the 21st century. There are few experiences that can spark interest in new cultures like welcoming an international student into your home. Host families say that the EF exchange experience has allowed them to create life-changing, lasting friendships, to gain fresh perspectives on the world, and to enrich their families and communities.

Get Involved

Stop by the kiosk this Saturday to learn more about hosting an exchange student with EF High School Exchange Year, or contact your local coordinator, Megan Glenn at 620-778-1837 or, call 1-800-447-4273 or visit

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Vegan Cooking: Local Edition Recipes

We had a great time at the Emporia Public Library for our two sessions of vegan cooking with Gretchen Russell!  Educational outreach is an important part of the market's mission, and we look forward to partnering with the library for additional classes in the future!

Check out these great recipes Gretchen and the classes prepared: 

Tacos three ways

 Jerk tacos
 Half package tofu drained squeezed 
Jerk seasoning 
Red pepper
 Small tortillas 

After squeezing and slightly drying the tofu, crumble it into an oiled pan preheated to medium heat. Sprinkle seasoning over tofu. Toss the tofu and seasoning together, letting it brown. 
Once it's nicely browned (bits will stick to the pan, just keep scraping!), assemble tacos with desired toppings- sliced avocado, thinly sliced sweet red pepper, lettuce all in a small fajita-size tortilla. 

 Sofritas tacos
Half package tofu drained and squeezed
 Chipotles in adobo 
garlic powder
Onion chopped 
corn salsa
Small tortillas 

Chop the onion while the pan preheats to medium. Using a small amount of oil, begin to saute the onion until it starts to turn translucent. Crumble in your squeezed tofu, and stir to combine. Add in chipotles to taste depending on your desired heat. Also add garlic powder, oregano, and a little bit of water. Toss together, letting it brown. 
Once it's nicely browned (bits will stick to the pan, just keep scraping!), assemble tacos with desired toppings- sliced avocado, lettuce, salsa all in a small fajita-size tortilla. 

 Bean tacos
 pinto beans Drain rinse 
 Chipotles in adobo
 Small tortillas 

Heat a small pan on medium. Add the drained beans along with a small amount of water to prevent sticking. Depending on your heat desired, add chipotles. Stir often until heated through.
Once it's hot, assemble tacos with desired toppings- sliced avocado, lettuce, sweet red pepper, tomato all in a small fajita-size tortilla. 

 Barbecue pulled jackfruit with slaw
Can jackfruit, young in brine drained and rinsed
Slaw mix
Just mayo
Apple cider vinegar
 Hawaiian buns
Barbecue sauce 

After draining and rinsing the jackfruit, put it into a mixing bowl. Using your hands, shred the jackfruit to resemble shredded pork. The harder core sections may need to be chopped if you cannot break them by hand. 
In a preheated pan over medium low heat, add a small amount of oil and the jackfruit. Slow saute it for around 20-30 minutes until the jackfruit is quite dry but not burnt. Pour the bbq sauce into the pan with the shredded fruit, and slowly cook this another 10-15 minutes stirring often to keep it from burning.
To make the slaw, add about 4 tbsp mayo to the same rinsed mixing bowl with 1tbsp vinegar and 1-2 tbsp sugar. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Then add in slaw mix, combining well until all is coated. I also like to add thinly sliced japaleno!
After the slaw and jackfruit are done, assemble your sandwich. You can toast the bun if desired. Add everything to the bun- jackfruit and slaw! If you do it right, you may have to eat it with a fork. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

36th Outdoor Season

Opening Market: Saturday, May 5
7th & Merchant Parking Lot

We're moving back to the parking lot!  After many discussions with city officials, our board of directors, customers, local merchants, and many others, the city has supported our board's recommendation to move back to our previous home in the parking lot at 7th & Merchant.  This agreement will allow us to have access to the market kiosk, additional space, and a convenient downtown location for the 2018 season.

As Downtown Emporia continues to flourish & grow, our advisory board will continue to explore potential long-term locations for the market through 2018.  We are proud to be  part of a vibrant downtown community, but also realize parking and available space is at a premium with the many expanding businesses and  popular events that increase traffic and parking needs. 

Overall, the market is a true benefit to Emporia, bringing hundreds of people to our downtown sector to purchase the freshest produce in town.  Our market provides the primary outlet for 60+ area farmers, backyard gardeners, and local artisans to share their hard work and talents with our community.  We pride ourselves on our long-standing commitment to bringing fresh, local, and affordable foods to families, low-income shoppers, seniors, and customers of all ages. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the market starting Saturday, May 5!

Outdoor Markets
Saturdays  |  May - October
8:30-10:30am  |  7th & Merchant

Wednesdays  |  June - October
5-6:30pm  |  7th & Merchant

What to expect:
A variety of vegetables and fruits, farm fresh eggs, honey, cider, free-range meats, locally roasted coffee, canned jams and jellies, fresh-cut flowers, breads, muffins, pies, cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats, original artwork, jewelry, kitchen items, hand-sewn items, live music, hot foods, and more!

Contact a market volunteer at the kiosk, email, or call 620-343-6555.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Greener Living Show: Feb 24 & 25

The Flint Hills Greener Living Show combines the former Emporia Lawn, Flower, and Garden Show, the Flint Hills Sustainability Fair and the Small Farms Big Ideas Conference to bring this new show to the Flint Hills area. 

The 2018 Flint Hills Greener Living Show will be held Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 at the Anderson Building located on the Lyon County Fairgrounds. Admission is free, with a variety of vendor booths and presentations to check out.

The Emporia Farmers Market is excited to serve Creamy Sausage Potato soup, Chicken Noodle soup, and homemade pie from 11am-2pm both days of the Greener Living Show! $5 per bowl/pint, $2 per pie slice, and complimentary water/tea/coffee. Dine-in or carry-out available.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Save the Date! Classes and Workshops

Gardening 101 
Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00, Gardening Guide included!
Location: LyCo Extension Office Meeting Room

The 2018 Farmers Market and Extension Education Series will kick off with a Gardening 101 class taught by Horticulture Agent Travis Carmichael. Come out and learn more about preparing the soil before planting, different vegetable varieties recommended for Kansas and other basic gardening solutions. Please RSVP to (620) 343-6555 or by March 5. 

Vendor 101: Selling at Farmers Markets
Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Location: LyCo Extension Office Meeting Room
Interested in becoming a vendor at a local farmers market? Join Market Manager Jessica Hopkins for an overview on the how-to's, helpful hints, and food safety guidelines for market vendors.  The $5.00 class fee will be applied to the annual vendor fee for participants joining the Emporia Farmers Market 2018 season.  Please RSVP to (620) 343-6555 or by March 26. 

Cooking Local: Vegan Edition
Date: Monday, March 19
Time: 6-7:30pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Emporia Public Library Meeting Room

Join local vegan and creative chef, Gretchen Russell, as we experiment with delicious vegan recipes.  The class will prepare a zippy slaw, BBQ jackfruit, and dessert.  Learn how easy and fun it is to incorporate meat-free recipes into your weekly repertoire.  The class is free, but registration is required by contacting Tiffany, 620-412-6877 or

Thanks to the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust for sponsoring our 2018 Education Series!