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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Free Cookbooks and Vision Cardholder 2-for-1 at the Indoor Winter Farmers Market on Saturday

The next Indoor Winter Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, January 21, starting at 10am. The market will take place in the Emporia Humanitarian Center, also known as the former Lowther South School building at 215 W. 6th Avenue.

Shoppers are asked to enter through the southeast door (the back side of the building next to Constitution Street). The building is handicap accessible. The familiar, red and white farmers market signs will be posted to direct patrons to the new location.

Stop and visit with Girl Scout Troop 30050 while you are at the market. The girls have just completed their Sow What? Journey and have created the Kansas Grown Cookbook which they will be giving away at the market. The four members of the troop have spent the last year learning about the food network and decided to put together a cookbook featuring recipes that utilized at least one locally grown ingredient.

The Emporia Farmers Market is also matching funds for Vision Cardholders again. Emporia is one of fourteen markets in the state of Kansas that accepts Food Assistance (SNAP) from Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services’ Vision Card. If you are a state of Kansas Vision cardholder and are unfamiliar with our program, please see an EFM volunteer for details.

Indoor Winter Farmers Markets and the SNAP benefits matching program is made possible by a grant from the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust. Markets take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays through the winter months. More information about the farmers market and a complete calendar of events can be found online at