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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Midnight Madness

Save the Date: Midnight Madness
Thursday, December 14  |  8pm-Midnight

Shop with market vendors during the most fun Christmas shopping event of the season--Emporia Main Street's MidnightMadness!  We'll be set up at the former Studio 11 location (606 Commercial) with unique gift items, crafts, jewelry, jams & jellies, cider, honey, fresh produce and more!  
Stay tuned for vendor/product updates!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Please take our Customer Survey!

The Emporia Farmers Market needs your input!  Please consider taking just a few minutes to answer this short 10-question survey about the market!  Not a shopper?  That's ok--we need your feedback, too!


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X3DW9L7



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Indoor Market Season



1st and 3rd Saturdays | November-April  |  10am - 12pm
Waters True Value  |  2727 W Hwy 50 Emporia

Join us the first and third Saturdays of the month for a great selection of fall/winter produce including peppers, tomatoes, apples, kale, spinach, lettuce, carrots, onions, turnips, squash, radishes, carrots and more.  
Farm-fresh eggs, the Bauman Mobile Meat Market, honey, hot cider, locally-roasted coffee,  fresh baked breads, cookies, cinnamon rolls, sweets of all kinds, hand sewn items, crafts, artwork, jewelry, and unique gift items!  

Interested in becoming a vendor or market volunteer?  
Contact Jessica at 620-343-6555 or email emporiafm@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sponsor Thank You

That's officially a wrap on the 2017 Outdoor Season!  After 35 years, we're still going strong thanks to the generous support & help of our customers, community partners, and market sponsors.

Our 2017 season would not be complete without taking time to thank our generous sponsors & organizations that make the Emporia Farmers Market a success!


Thanks to our 2017 
Lead Sponsor:   
ESB Financial









                                                                               

Thanks to the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust for sponsoring community outreach, farm tours, workshops, KSFMNP matching money & market bucks programs!





Thanks to Emporia Lions Club & Cleve Cook Fund for sponsoring the Veggie Power Club!





Thanks to ECKAN and Julia Wilson for administering the KSFMNP Senior Voucher Program




Thanks to From the Land of Kansas for their promotional items and advertising materials!
Thanks to Double Up Food Bucks and the Emporia Community Foundation for sponsoring our 2 for 1 SNAP matching program!


Thanks to Kansas Free for Arts for hosting their Summer Concert Series at Wednesday Markets!


Thanks to Marcia Lawrence for organizing live music at the market, including Lee Muller, Jane McCoy, Sue and Sarah, and Savannah Chestnut!

Thanks to Coffelt Sign Company and Healthier Lyon County for our new market flags and signs.

Thanks to local media for covering our events and weekly markets (tune in to KVOE before each market for a preview of available products!).

Thanks to our board members and volunteers who make sure markets, fundraisers and community events run smoothly: Ruthann Resch, Becky Smith, Janet Brassart, Wanda Myers, Travis Carmichael, Marcia Lawrence, Amy Becker, Ellen Hansen, Mandy Kern, John Conway, Tim Nicklin, Tracy Simmons, Naomi Brenzikofer, Ruth Wise & Sarah Harbaugh.

Thanks to the City of Emporia and Kevin Hanlin for their assistance and support of our downtown market operations.

Thanks to our Friends of the Market, including Helpful Harvesters: Jan Brassart, BLI Rentals, Coffelt Sign Co., Ellen Hansen, Evergreen Design-Build, Green Dot Bioplastics, Midwest Land Group, and Rand Simmons Law Office.

Last but certainly not least, thanks to our farmers, gardeners and artisans who are committed to providing local foods and products to our shoppers. And a big thanks to our SHOPPERS! Without your support and commitment to eating local, our market would not be a reality.


As you can see, it takes A LOT of partnerships to make our farmers market a success. We are fortunate to live in such a selfless and generous community that supports shopping, eating and living local.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

October/November: Upcoming Events



Our 35th Outdoor Season is winding down, but we still have a fantastic schedule of events lines up for this fall.  Check it out!

October 11: Join new market vendor, Derek Bucheit, for a coffee roasting demo during Wednesday's market.  He sells a delicious Brazilian and fair-trade Papua New Guinea blend and roasts the beans in his home.  Learn about his process & enjoy a sample!

October 21:  After you shop the regular Saturday market from 8:30-10:30am, check out the interactive HealthFest at Flint Hills Mall from 9am-1pm.  The market will have a booth, complete with local food samples, along with dozens of other community organizations, activities & games.  Sponsored by Healthier Lyon County.

October 25: Final Wednesday evening market on 7th Avenue, 5-6:30pm.

October 28:  It's the LAST outdoor market of 2017!  Help us celebrate with our Fall Fest!  Enjoy performances and demonstrations by the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (think: mini-Renaissance festival), breakfast burritos & bierocks from Keko's Kitchen, vendor/customer costume contest, and pumpkin painting for the kiddos!

November 4: First Indoor Market at Waters True Value!  10:00am-12:00pm.

Indoor Market Schedule: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, November - April, 10:00am-12:00pm at Waters True Value.

November 7: Soup-a-Palooza!  Join us at our new location, the Anderson Building, for a delicious & warm bowl of homemade soup!  Enjoy favorites like Sausage & Potato, Creamy Tomato, Chicken Tortilla, Thai Butternut, cornbread, fruit pies and other delicious desserts.
Bowl $3  | Take-Home Pint  $6  | Desserts $1  | Coffee/Tea/Water included with dine-in purchase
Dine-In: 11am-3pm
Carry-Out: 11am-6pm
Lunch Delivery: 11am-1pm
Questions?  Ready to reserve a delivery spot?  Call 343-6555 or email emporiafm@gmail.com.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Check it out!

Earlier this summer, market vendors Joseph & Mandy Kern were featured on the Farmers Market Coalition website.  Joe & Mandy own Our Seven Acres near Madison and also operate a local CSA. In addition to selling at our Emporia market, Mandy serveson our board of directors and facilitates the Veggie Power Club for Kids with the Southern Lyon County FFA chapter.  The Kern's hosted two farm tours earlier this summer, where market shoppers were able to learn about their growing techniques inside two high tunnels & enjoy their lively goats & guinea hens.  They will also host a high tunnel tour this fall, in conjunction with our High Tunnel Workshop (October 3 & 5). We're grateful for the Kern's hard work & dedication to local food production!

Check out their FMC Spotlight Article HERE.





Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Events & Activities at the Market!

August is already flying by, but there is still plenty of time to stock up on your favorite summer produce items while enjoying all our extra market events!  Find us every Saturday morning and Wednesday evening on 7th Avenue--through the end of October!  



Saturday, August 26
Live music by Jane McCoy
Breakfast Burritos & Bierocks by Keko's Kitchen
Expected products: tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, zucchini, squash, beets, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, apples, honey, cinnamon rolls, muffins, breads, cookies, pie bites, jewelry, glass fusion pieces, original art and MORE!

Wednesday, August 30
Kansas Free for Arts' Summer Concert Series & Ice Cream Social
THE SKIRTS
Bring your shopping bag & your lawn chair for the last KFA concert of the season.  We'll also be serving up root beer floats and ice cream sundaes at the market canopy!

Saturday, September 9
Veggie Power Club for Kids | Sponsored by the Emporia Lions Club
Great American Market: Downtown Street Fair
Bring the kids for our monthly Veggie Club meet-up at 9am under the market canopy.  Enjoy browsing the hundreds of vendor booths set up on Commercial Street during the Great American Market! 

Saturday, September 30
The Longest Lunch, 12-4pm
Purchase a lanyard & enjoy an afternoon of "secret menu" items during Eat Drink Be Local's Longest Lunch.  The market will be set up inside Twin Rivers winery featuring delicious (and local!) flavors of fall.  Follow Eat Drink Be Local on Facebook for event updates!

Tuesday, October 3
High Tunnel Workshop, 6-7:30pm
Join EFM vendor & board member, John Conway, & NRCS rep Tracy Karcher for an informative class on construction, growing tips & helpful techniques for installing a high tunnel on your property. Tracy will provide an overview of available funding opportunities & application procedures.  The class will be held at the Lyon County Extension office meeting room.  Advanced registration required.

Saturday, October 21
Health Fest at the Flinthills Mall, 9am-1pm
After you're done shopping at the market, swing by the Flinthills Mall & learn about all the healthy resources and community incentives at Healthier Lyon County's annual "Health Fest" event!