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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Vendor: Kauffman's Goodies

Year Began Selling with EFM: 2016

Products Offered: Delicious baked goods from the kitchen of Daryl and Cheryl Kauffman

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Vendor: The Surly Mermaid

Selling with EFM since: 2016

Product: Ready to Eat Foods!

Watch the market calendar for dates The Surly Mermaid will be at market.

The Surly Mermaid's menu changes weekly, but will always be comforting, eclectic and fresh! Check out this week's menu on our website:

The Surly Mermaid is a converted 1956 Airstream trailer. Our chefs have been nationally recognized and strive to bring you inventive fare. We focus on using humanely sourced meats and seasonal produce. We use only biodegradable serviceware and feed our food scraps to our unruly herd of goats and pigs.

Surly Mermaid Debut at Emporia Farmers Market, Gazette link.

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Vendor: The Gravy Wagon

Began Selling with EFM: 2016

Biscuits&Gravy on Wheels! Visit us at the Farmers Market or book your event today.GET FED UP WITH US!

Visit The Gravy Wagon on Facebook

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Vendor: Permian Farms

Began Selling with EFM: 2016

Attends most saturday markets.

Products Offered: Garden vegetables, herbs, and eggs.

Mark Remmert & Sarah Harbaugh of Permian Farms
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Cleve Cook Veggie Power Club

Kids Invited to Join the Cleve Cook Veggie Power Club at the Emporia Farmers Market

On Saturday, June 18, kids ages 4 to 13 are invited to the Emporia Farmers Market to join the Cleve Cook Veggie Power Club. The market starts at 8:00am and the activity for children will begin at 8:30am. Kids will have the opportunity to earn Cleve Cook Market Bucks when the participate in the two-bite club, taking two bites of produce fresh from market. There will be a scavenger hunt and kids will get to plant and take home their own honeydew melon.

The Cleve Cook Veggie Power Club is a farmers market-based youth program that seeks to teach children about fruits and vegetables, local food systems and healthy food preparation through fun activities. Participants will engage in the full farmers market experience, trying new foods, having conversations with farmers, and buying local produce. Monthly, a fun activity ranging from cooking demonstrations to farmers market scavenger hunts will provide nutrition, food, agriculture, and exercise education. Veggie Power kids are encouraged to try new foods and overcome picky eating to choose healthy food options. Club members are rewarded for taking two bites of the featured fruit or vegetable and will receive Cleve Cook Market Bucks to spend on the foods of their choice at the market.

Activities at the market will be led by Mandy Kern, market vendor and board member, and youth members of the Southern Lyon County FFA, a part of the National FFA Organization whose mission is “making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.” The Southern Lyon County FFA chapter will take the responsibility of planning club events and engaging with youth at the market.

Funds for the project come from the Emporia Lions Club and the Cleve Cook Fund. Cleve Cook was a life-long resident of the Emporia area and his entire career was dedicated to agricultural industry in Kansas. After retirement, Cleve grew a large summer garden and was a regular attendee of the Emporia Farmers Market. Cleve was 8 days short of his 101st birthday when he passed away in 2013.

More information about dates and activities of the Cleve Cook Veggie Power Club can be found at the market website,


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Vendor: Steven Mollett

Selling with EFM since 2013

Detailed Product Listing: Vegetables, vegetable, vegetables! The Mollett Garden is full of your standard garden fair. High quality produce from tomatoes to potatoes, green beans to onions.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Senior Citizens Encouraged to Apply to Receive Checks to Buy Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs and Honey at Farmers Markets in Lyon County

Emporia, Kansas--Low-income Kansas seniors may be eligible for a program that provides checks to purchase an array of healthy foods at farmers markets throughout the state.

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP) is providing low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements with $30 in checks to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from authorized farmers at local participating farmers markets June 1 through Nov. 1. Checks are available in $5 increments.

To be eligible to receive KSFMNP checks, the following criteria must be met:

1. Age: A senior must be 60 years old or older on the day the money is issued.

2. Income level: A senior’s annual gross household income (before taxes are withheld) must be at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. For example, a household of one must have an annual gross income at or below $21,978 or a monthly gross income at or below $1,832.

Applications for the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program will be available starting on June 8th at 5:00 pm at the ECKAN table at the Emporia Farmers Market, in the parking lot at 7th and Merchant Street. Seniors may apply on-site Wednesdays thereafter at 5:00 pm at the ECKAN table at the Emporia Farmers Market until all of the checks are gone.

Funds are limited and benefits will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, call Lyon County ECKAN at (620) 342-4607.

Eligible foods to purchase with the KSFMNP checks from authorized farmers at participating farmers markets are defined as “fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, locally produced honey and herbs for human consumption that are produced in Kansas under normal growing conditions.”

The Senior Farmers’ Market Program is a project of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The program is coordinated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), which is collaborating with local partners to identify and distribute checks to eligible seniors.

The program is currently available in the following counties: Allen, Anderson, Atchison,
Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Clay, Cloud, Cowley, Cherokee, Crawford, Dickinson, Douglas, Finney, Franklin, Geary, Greenwood, Harvey, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Labette, Leavenworth, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery,
Neosho, Osage, Pottawatomie, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee,
Washington and Wyandotte.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.