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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Get Your Green On at 10AM at the Farmers Market; a Free Vegetable Gardening Class and Irish Tunes by Kindred Spirits

Get Your Green On at 10AM at the Farmers Market; a Free Vegetable Gardening Class and Irish Tunes by Kindred Spirits

Start celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Saturday morning with fresh greens from the Indoor Winter Farmers Market and then a free lesson on how to grow those greens. The market will be open March 17, starting at 10:00 at the Emporia Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th Avenue (former Lowther South School). As well as a variety of lettuces, spinach, cabbage, kale and carrots from our high tunnel and green house vendors, you can count on farm fresh eggs, home baked goods, and home crafted, handmade soaps and lip balms.

Saturday’s market will feature a Vegetable Gardening Class by K-State Research and Extension – Lyon County, from 10:30-noon. This class is free to all interested participants. Those who attend will also receive a copy of the Kansas Garden Guide, courtesy of Emporia Area Local Food Network and the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust.

The market will also feature the “Kindred Spirits” flute trio (Anne Strobel, Sue Claridge and Sara Coltrane) for “A Taste of Ireland”. Traditional tunes such as “The Irish Washer Woman” and “Londonderry Air” will be mixed in with other tunes to set the mood for the day.
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The Indoor Winter Farmers Markets and the continuing 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 April. More information about the farmers market and a complete calendar of events can be found online at www.emporiafarmersmarket.org.

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