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Monday, May 7, 2012

Vision Cardholders Receive 3-for-1 at the Emporia Farmers Market in May

In celebrating 30 years of the Emporia Farmers Market, state of Kansas Vision Cardholders will be eligible to receive three market tokens for every $1 spent on their Vision card. Those who participate simply need to visit with a market volunteer at the kiosk which stands in the center of the parking lot of 7th and Merchant during market hours. The market opens every Saturday in May at 8:00 AM. The market closes when vendors sell out, typically by 9:30 or 10:00, depending on weather. Shoppers are encouraged to come early for the best selection.

The 3-for-1 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits promotion is made possible by a grant from the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust. The market typically runs a 2-for-1 promotion through most of the season. This special May markets promotion, and the continuation of the 2-for-1 promotion at subsequent markets, will continue as long as funding permits.

Questions should be directed to Tracy Simmons, Market Manager, at 620-343-6555 or email A schedule of events and the ability to sign up for the market’s free e-newsletter can be found online at