The Best of Home Grown, Home Baked and Hand Crafted by Local Farmers, Gardeners and Artisans.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Unique Gift Items & Massage at Emporia Downtown's Midnight Madness Event

Emporia Farmers Market vendors will be joined by local massage therapist, Carol Rhodes, providing chair massages  at 701 Commercial on Thursday, December 12, from 8pm to midnight with a variety of unique gift items for the holidays. 

Items featured will include:

  • handmade soaps by Waite & Allenby Soap Company
  • native jewelry designs by Darren Shaw
  • pecan treats (plain, praline, cinnamon, hot & spicey) from Turney's Tree Farm
  • original artwork by Jessie Stallings
  • gift baskets by Linda Simmons
  • jams, jellies and peppernuts from The Country Flower Shed
  • Octopus toys by Evie Simmons
  • Deluxe Nursing Pillows by Kristen Wright
  • hand painted wool roving by Charlene Osman
  • gourmet cookies from the European Bake Shop
  • Tiger Hunting, a novel by Tracy Million Simmons
  • products from the Karr Orchard 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December 7 Indoor Winter Market: Product Preview

(last updated 12/6/2013: 12:30pm)   *images below

Produce at Saturdays Market:
Romaine Lettuce

Lots of Fresh Farm Eggs

Baked Goods:
Cookies (and sugar free cookies)
Cinnamon Rolls
Quick Breads
Angel Food Cake

Local Honey
Dried Herbs
Jams & Jellies
Apple & Pear Butter
Homemade Egg Noodles
Fresh Eucalyptus
Pine Cone Fire Starters
Pecans (cracked, shelled, cinnamon, hot & spicy, lightly salted & toasted, praline glazed)
Handmade Quilts & Bags
Handmade Soaps & Lip Balms
Hand Painted Wool Roving
Deluxe Nursing Pillows
Crochet Octopus Toys
Jewelry & Crafts
Books by Cheryl Unruh, Leon Unruh, & Tracy Million Simmons
Party Trays
Gift Towers
Wreaths & Center Pieces
Yard Ornaments
Decorative Gourds

The next Indoor Winter Market will be held at the Emporia Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th Avenue, on December 7 from 10am till noon. In addition to the winter produce, the market will have an assortment of unique and one-of-a-kind gift options for holiday shoppers. 

Fresh Pecans, Plain & Glazed

Honey, Butters, & Apples...

Hand Painted Wool Roving

Original, One-of-a-Kind Holiday Ornaments

Books by Kansas Authors


Deluxe Nursing Pillows

Handmade Quilts
Octopus - Machine Washable

Fresh Farm Eggs

Apples, Apples, and More Apples!

Jams & Jellies


Handmade Soaps, Lotions & Lip Balms

Yeast Breads

Angel Food Cake, Egg Noodles, Monster Cookies, & More!

Books by Kansas Authors Make Great Christmas Gifts

December markets will feature a few books by local authors. Pick up copies for the readers on your Christmas list.

This book is about the Kansas experience: wind, long horizons, clouds, storms. It’s about life in a small town, a childhood in a community of 400 people in the center of Kansas. Eighty of Cheryl Unruh’s Flyover People columns from pages of The Emporia Gazette, Emporia’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, family-owned newspaper. Cheryl has written her weekly column since 2003. Eighteen of the essays in this book have also aired as commentaries on Kansas Public Radio.

The book tells the story of a Russian assassin, Nikolai Fyodorov, who is sent to Kansas to influence a U.S. Senate race. In a state beset by industrial farming, extreme right-wing politics, and kidnappers who prey on young girls, he confronts the betrayal that led him into the assassin’s trade and the price he must pay for his family’s past. He must also escape the temptation of love that draws him toward his own death. Dog of the Afterworld is a thriller, but there’s also mystery and romance in Nikolai’s search for redemption.

2013 J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award Winner: When Jeni returns to her childhood home in western Kansas, she never imagines that she'll be hunting a white tiger escaped from the circus or competing with an ape for the affections of the boy she once loved. While she waits for the man she's left behind to notice she's not coming back, she reconnects with her family and works to pick up the pieces of her life. 

New Product: Deluxe Nursing Pillows

Kristen Wright will be at Indoor Winter Markets in December with her locally made Deluxe Nursing Pillows. If you have a new or expectant mother on your shopping list for Christmas, these make a wonderful gift.

The market is open at the Emporia Humanitarian Center on Saturday, December 3 and December 21, from 10am till noon. 215 W. 6th Avenue.