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Monday, April 29, 2013

Breakfast Burritos at the Farmers Market on Saturday, May 4

The month of May is upon us and that means farmers and gardeners are returning to the parking lot at 7th and Merchant. For the best of what’s fresh and local, plan to shop with us every Saturday, starting May 4 at 8:00 AM.

The May 4 market will also feature burritos for breakfast by Friends of the Emporia Farmers Market.  Bacon, sausage ($4.50) and vegetarian ($4.00) burritos will be available. Come meet, mingle and have breakfast at the market with the 2013 Farmers Market Board Members.

The Emporia Farmers Market accepts new vendors year round. If you grow it, bake it, or make it yourself, check out the guidelines for selling at the market on our website at Sign up for our free email newsletter and weekly market reminder to stay up-to-date with what is happening at the market.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Emporia Farmers Market at the Flint Hills Sustainability Fair

There is one more opportunity to meet with vendors of the Emporia Farmers Market before they return to the parking lot at 7th and Merchant for Saturday markets in May. On Saturday, April 27, the Emporia Farmers Market will be at the the Flint Hills Sustainability Fair from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Flint Hills Technical College Campus, 3301 W. 18th Avenue.
The Flint Hills Sustainability Fair is a FREE community event designed to educate people about what it means to live sustainably. There will be information about local food systems, recycling, energy efficiency, alternative energy, and so much more.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2013 Annual Meeting Recap

Emporia Farmers Market Wrapping Up Third Season of Indoor Winter Markets

April completes the third season of Indoor Winter Markets for the Emporia Farmers Market. The last two markets will take place on Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, April 20 at the Emporia Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th Ave., 10AM-12:30PM. Each market will feature an increasing variety of local produce as spring crops allow, as well as a variety of baked goods and handmade crafts.

Musical entertainment on April 6 will include the debut market appearance by market vendor and board member, Ben Stallings.
After 10 unfruitful years trying to learn the piano, Ben picked up the autoharp and found a perfect fit. His original arrangements range from simple song accompaniments to complex instrumentals, from familiar folk standards to contemporary alternative music. Come find out why other musicians who play with Ben say, "I wish you would write that down!"

The market’s favorite singing farmer, Bill Ihling, will perform on April 20. This market will also be attended by Girl Scout Troop 30050. The girls will be there to promote recycling awareness as a part of their work for their recycling badge. 

More information about the market, both for shoppers and potential new vendors, can be found on the market’s website,, or by calling market manager, Tracy Simmons at (620) 343-6555.