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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Soup and Music at Saturday’s Indoor Winter Farmers Market

The next Indoor Winter Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, January 7, 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.

Music will be provided at Saturday’s market by Jane McCoy and Bill Ihling. Jane and Bill are two Emporia-based musicians who combine their talents for an eclectic mix of songs from several diverse genres: old and new country to 60s pop to classic “Americana” and contemporary. Their voices combine to produce a lovely and distinctive harmony, while Jane’s cello adds a whole new dimension to the typical “acoustic guitar duo” sound.

Also, Friends of the Emporia Farmers Market will be serving up hot, homemade soup on Saturday for a fundraiser to support the market’s 30th year. Varieties will include Vegetarian Tortilla Soup, Broccoli/Potato/Cheese Soup, and Southwestern Pork Stew.

Indoor Winter Farmers Markets are made possible by a grant from the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust. They take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays through the winter months. Watch for upcoming news and events related to this celebratory year in Emporia. To subscribe to the market’s free e-newsletter, email a request to

More information about the farmers market and a complete calendar of events can be found online at