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Friday, August 10, 2012

Sassy Salsas: Murphy's Menu Results

"Justin Bays won the gift bag with his chipotle salsa, a smoky concoction that was almost like a good bowl of chili. It was smooth and had enough heat that you knew it, but didn’t burn the roof of your mouth off."

"...the [hot] winner was Mary Beth Tabares. Her salsa was just the right texture and richness, with lovely chunks of tomatoes, some jalapenos and a vinegar kick. Congratulations, Mary Beth!"

See the recipes at the Emporia Gazette website.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Help Emporia Farmers Market Welcome new ESU International Students to Emporia

The public is invited to have pancakes for breakfast at the market with the new ESU International students on Saturday, August 11, starting at 8:00 AM. As well, it will be a musical morning at the market with entertainment by Farmer Bill Ihling and Jane McCoy.

Proceeds from the pancake fundraiser go to support the market hosts for the day, the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) of Emporia State University.

HALO’s mission is to share the cultural heritage, language, and traditions of Hispanic cultures with the students and faculty of ESU and the community of Emporia. They work to motivate and counsel pre-college students toward furthering their education. HALO was the recipient of Outstanding Student Organization of the Year in 2012. This fundraiser will help with the costs for HALO members to attend Hispanic Student Leadership conferences in Kansas City and Chicago.

For a complete calendar of events at the Emporia Farmers Market, visit them online at Markets take place in the parking lot at 7th and Merchant every Wednesday starting at 5:00 PM and on Saturdays starting at 8:00 AM through the month of October.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Burritos for Breakfast at the Emporia Farmers Market on Saturday

Special guests of EFM will be serving the market's famous burritos made with all local ingredients for breakfast on Saturday, August 4, starting at 8:00 AM. Please join author Cheryl Unruh of; award-winning author and journalist, Max McCoy; and musician, author and photographer, S.C. Dixon.

Cheryl Unruh is the author of Flyover People and writes a weekly column for the Emporia Gazette by the same name. Her work can frequently be heard on KPR. She maintains the website, Flyover

Max McCoy is an award-winning author and journalist. He’s the author of four original Indiana Jones adventures for Lucasfilm, the critically acclaimed thriller The Moon Pool, and the Hellfire western noir trilogy. Damnation Road, the last book in the trilogy, won the 2011 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for Best Novel. Hellfire Canyon also won the Spur and was named a Kansas Notable Book in 2008. Max wrote the novelization for Steven Spielberg’s epic miniseries, Into the West. He has also won first-place awards for his investigative reporting on subjects ranging from serial killers to white supremacists.  His books have been published by Random House, Simon and Schuster, and Kensington. The first book in his new series, Wylde’s West: Of Grave Concern, a paranormal mystery set in frontier Dodge City, is scheduled for 2013. He’s an associate professor of journalism at Emporia State University. His website is

S. C. Dixon’s photographic and mixed-media art hangs in homes, galleries, & shops in nearly every state in America as well as in México, Canada, France, and the U.K. A musician and songwriter as well, Dixon’s first paying job as a commercial/portrait photographer came by creating album covers and poster art for regional jazz musicians and rock bands in the early 1970’s. He has also produced many videos & sound recordings by numerous artists. Dixon currently performs with "The Usual Suspects" in nightclub and concert venues. He is co-owner of The Noose™, a nightspot featuring regular live music in Emporia, KS. He is the author of two books, available locally and on-line, a Gothic-Horror Who-Done-It called An Occurrence at Highgate Cemetery, and a Western/Adventure novel, Diamond Spring. He is also extremely involved in his own process of “mixed-media” fine-art prints, including extensive work based on his original photographs from across America and Europe. He is also known for photographs of the wildlife, flora, and landscape of the Flint Hills region of Kansas.

S. C. Dixon currently administers Emporia’s oldest continuously operating commercial portrait studio at 724 Commercial Street in downtown Emporia.

Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser for Emporia Farmers Market
Vegetarian $4.00
Sausage or Bacon $4.50