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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Emporia Farmers Market Opens 30th Season: Birthday Cake, Silent Auction, Gifts for Shoppers

Saturday, May 5, starting at 8:00 AM, vendors and shoppers will gather in the parking lot at 7th and Merchant for the first market of the 2012 season, celebrating the market’s 30th year of bringing fresh and local food to Emporia and the surrounding area. There will be treats for those who attend the market on Saturday.

Shoppers will receive gifts of reusable shopping bags, courtesy of Emporia Realty Group and PrairieLand Partners. As well, everyone who attends the market will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite decorated cake for the market’s “Bake Us a Birthday Cake” decorating contest. After voting, shoppers are welcome to a taste of birthday cake courtesy of Country Mart North. The winners of both the professional and amateur categories will be announced at 9:15 AM.

Shoppers will also have the opportunity to take home a market birthday cake by participating in our silent auction. All cakes entered in the contest will be auctioned off, proceeds to benefit the Emporia Farmers Market. Auction winners will need to be present at the kiosk at 9:15 to take home their cakes, so plan to spend the morning downtown visiting the market and area downtown merchants.

The cake decorating contest is brought to by the following market sponsors: Murphy’s Menu; The Emporia Gazette; Country Mart North; RJ's Cake and Candy; Chelsea Gerleman, Independent Sales Director, The Pampered Chef; and Vanessa Apodaca, Independent Consultant, Tastefully Simple.