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Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Pumpkins are Coming to the Emporia Farmers Market






Shoppers can expect to see a big load of pumpkins at the Emporia Farmers Market on Saturday, September 29, starting at 8 AM. The Jirak Brothers Produce truck, well known for its watermelon and cantaloupe, will be loaded with fall pumpkins. The usual assortment includes pie pumpkins, as well as larger pumpkins suited for decorating. A wide variety of colors, shades and textures will be available.

Music at Saturday’s market will be providing by Bill Ihling, a market vendor, as well as EFM board member. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the melodies by the market’s favorite singing farmer.

For a complete calendar of events at the Emporia Farmers Market, visit the website, www.emporiafarmersmarket.org. Markets continue to take place in the parking lot at 7th and Merchant every Wednesday starting at 5 PM and on Saturdays starting at 8 AM through the month of October.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Regarding Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers


We recently announced that there were vouchers remaining for area seniors that can be used to purchase fresh produce direct from area farmers. Those vouchers are now fully distributed. there are no more vouchers available in Lyon County for this program.

However, for those seniors who did collect the vouchers this year, please remember that they must be used by October 15, 2012. The vouchers expire after this date.

The vouchers may be used to purchase local, fresh produce at farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. Emporia Farmers Market vendors who are certified to accept SFMNP checks display a poster at their stall stating “Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks Accepted Here.”

The Emporia Farmers Market will be open every Wednesday at 5:00 PM and Saturday at 8:00 AM until the end of October. For more information about scheduled market events, see www.emporiafarmersmarket.org or contact the market manager, Tracy Simmons, at 620-343-6555.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Carlos Pringle Brings a Smooth Blend of Soulful Music to the Emporia Farmers Market on Saturday

Carlos Pringle, Emporia singer and song writer, offers a smooth blend of soulful music entwined with hints of blues and folk. His music offers a unique and expressive addition to commercial music, and a dynamic sound unparalleled in the music scene today. As an up and coming artist, his original sound has and is sure to entertain audiences throughout the region. To read and hear more about Carlos Pringle, you can check out his webpage at www.youtube.com/carlospringle and www.facebook.com/carlospringle.  

Join Carlos at the Emporia Farmers Market on Saturday, September 22, starting at 8 AM. Carlos offers a unique blend of blues and folk music and will create the perfect backdrop for a morning of shopping for fresh and local produce and visiting with your neighbors.

For a complete calendar of events at the Emporia Farmers Market, visit the website, www.emporiafarmersmarket.org. 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.

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