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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Special opportunity for area crafters and local artists

Indoor Winter Farmers Market & Holiday Bazaar
December 1 & 15

Special opportunity for area crafters and local artists. Click here for full details and enrollment form. 

Join the Emporia Farmers Market for the month of December only.

Pay: $10 vendor Fee (allows you to sell at both December markets) plus 20% commission
(based on total sales at each market).

Sell at the December 1 and December 15 markets to take place at the Emporia Humanitarian
Center, 215 W. 6th Avenue. Market open 10 AM to 12:30PM 

If you choose, you may go ahead and pay the regular $25 vendor fee in December and this will
allow you to sell at our December markets and at any of our markets in 2013.

For more details and to sign up, contact market manager, Tracy Simmons at

(Note: Follow-up to queries and participating artists/crafters should be expected after November 15.)

Deadline to sign up: November 23, 2012

Emporia Farmers Market Opens Third Season of Indoor Winter Markets

The Indoor Winter Farmers Market will open on November 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Emporia Humanitarian Center, also known as the former Lowther South School building at 215 W. 6th Avenue. Shoppers are asked to enter through the southeast door (the back side of the building next to Constitution Street). The building is handicap accessible.

Indoor Winter Markets are made possible by a generous grant from the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust. They will take place on the first and third Saturdays of each month, November 2012 through April 2013. Hours will be 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Murphy's Menu Halloween Treats Cook Off

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The final -- and spookiest -- cook-off of 2012: Halloween Treats!

Bring about 50 servings of your best homemade All Hallow's Eve Treats -- cookie, candy or bite-size -- to tantalize the ghouls and goblins at the Wednesday market. Items need to be at the kiosk between 4:40 and 4:55 PM. Voting begins at 5 PM.

The winner by popular vote will receive a culinary bag of treats from Reeble's CountryMart North and be featured in the following week's Emporia Gazette!

Questions, call 342-4800 ... if you DARE!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Congratulations to EFM Food Day Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of our 2012 Food Day drawings:

Margaret Davidson won a market t-shirt.

Marilyn Gooszen won a recipe book (courtesy of Emporia Area Local Food Network)

Mark Sherman won $10 in market money.

Vicki J. Loveland won $5 in market money.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Thanks also the Logan Avenue 4-H Club Junior Leaders for organizing veggie games to celebrate Food Day at the market.

Junior Leaders from Logan Avenue 4-H Club organized a Veggie  Petting Zoo and Pumpkin Bowling for Food Day.

Knocking down high fructose corn syrup with good veggies! Kids bowl with pumpkins at the Emporia Farmers Market on Food Day 2012.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Emporia Farmers Market Food Day Challenge

The Emporia Farmers Market Food Day Challenge

Shop the market every Wednesday and Saturday in October and serve a direct market-to-table meal at least twice each week through the month of October.
Can you serve a meal using only products found at the Emporia Farmers Market? Send us photos and recipes! We'd love to share news of your results.

BONUS: From now until October 24, enter your name at the market kiosk each time you shop the Emporia Farmers Market. All you have to do is tell a kiosk volunteer that you are taking the Emporia Farmers Market Food Day Challenge. Add your name to the list each time you come to market for more chances to win. Prizes will include market t-shirts, market money, and more! Drawing will take place on October 24, 5:30 PM at the Market. Need not be present to win, but we'd sure love to see you there!