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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Another Chance for Fresh and Local Greens at Saturday’s Indoor Winter Market

If you are looking forward to spring, look first at the next Indoor Winter Farmers Market on Saturday, February 18, starting at 10am. Previous markets have featured a variety of lettuces, Asian cabbage, kale, carrots, radishes, fresh herbs, apples and local honey. You can count on more fresh produce from our high tunnel and greenhouse gardeners, as well as farm fresh eggs, home baked goods, crafts and other unique products from local artisans.

SNAP benefits customers will continue to receive two market tokens for every one dollar spent on their state of Kansas Vision card. First-time winter market patrons are encouraged to stop at the EFM table to sign up for our free market email reminders. Area families with young children should stop for a special gift.

Saturday’s market features guitar tunes by local music legend, Eric Martin and Company. Eric typically brings a talented young student or two to play at the market for your listening pleasure.

Indoor Winter Markets take place at 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 building is handicap accessible. The familiar, red and white farmers market signs will be posted to direct patrons to the market.
The Indoor Winter Farmers Markets and the 2-for-1 SNAP benefits 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