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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Celebrating the Market’s Return to the Parking Lot at 7th and Merchant with Breakfast Burritos on Saturday

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 3 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

The first market of the season will feature burritos for breakfast by the 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 2014 Farmers Market Board Members. Enjoy music by local artist, Ric Garcia, who is making his debut appearance at the Emporia Farmers Market.

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 www.emporiafarmersmarket.org. Sign up for our free email newsletter and weekly market reminder to stay up-to-date with what is happening at the market.

A rainbow marks the spot! Parking lot at 7th & Merchant, Downtown Emporia.

Friday, April 25, 2014

New Vendor at Emporia Farmers Market: Our Seven Acres



Please join us in welcoming new vendors, Our Seven Acres, to the market! They will be joining us this Saturday at the Sustainability Fair, starting at 9am. Come say hello to Joseph and Mandy Kern. They will have hand sewn reusable produce bags, homemade pretzels and bagels.







Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What is happening at the Sustainability Fair on Saturday?

Well, vendors from the farmers market will be there (produce, baked goods, grass fed beef, eggs, plants for the garden, crafts). As well, there will be booths by Tallgrass Custom Wood Products, Emporia Main Street, the Natural Resources Advisory Board.

ESB Financial will have the shred truck outside until noon!

Master Gardeners and Extension will be there with activities for the kids. Community Connections will be there, as well as Fuller Farms, Grace United Methodist Community Garden, Green Door Recycling & Interdependent Web.

There will be Tai chi demos outside, along with Glenn Fell of the Kansas Native Plant Society. Mary Lynn Kosinski will be there talking about water filtration systems, John Crisp on garden nutrients, Waters True Value with garden tools, Hague Water Filtration, and Unique Natural Cosmetics.

If that doesn't sound like something for everyone, don't forget that there will be balloons and free give-aways!

Join us at the Flint Hills Sustainability Fair on Saturday, starting at 9am.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Graze the Prairie Grassfed Beef Featured at Dirty Kanza Pre-Race Palooza Dinner


The annual Pasta Palooza fundraiser for the Emporia Farmers Market is being revamped for the 2014 Dirty Kanza event to better showcase locally sourced foods and welcome gravel riders to our community on Friday, May 30. This year’s meal will feature grassfed beef from Graze the Prairie, a Flint Hills producer whose cattle are on pasture year-round. Graze the Prairie’s cattle are never given growth hormones and no chemical fertilizers are used on their pastures. “Our cattle are moved into new paddocks daily in the growing season, and at least twice weekly in the dormant. This mimics the movement of the animals that historically lived on the prairie and is in concert with how the prairie evolved. This provides our cattle with the best life possible and helps preserve the remaining tallgrass prairie.” More about Graze the Prairie can be found at www.grazetheprairie.com.

Additional dishes will include a variety of baked pasta and protein featuring oatfed beef, buffalo and poultry grown right here in the Flint Hills, as well as in-season vegetables direct from the farmers market. The market would also like to thank Emporia Subways for bread donations and ongoing support of this event.

The Pre-Race Palooza, hosted by the Emporia Farmers Market, will also feature a “meet and mingle” for the community. Featured racers will be on hand for photo opportunities and to sign rider trading cards from 5-6:30 pm. The meal will be served from 4:00-7:30pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 828 Commercial in Emporia.

Tickets can be purchased on the market’s website, www.emporiafarmersmarket.org, or from the market’s business office at 701 Commercial, phone 620-343-6555. Ticket price is a suggested donation of $10 per individual when purchased in advance. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more information about the potluck, please contact market manager, Tracy Simmons, 620-343-6555 or email emporiaFM@gmail.com.

Purchase your Ticket Here!

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Final Indoor Winter Market of the Season Takes Place Saturday, April 19

The final Indoor Winter Market of the season is open from 10:00 am till noon on Saturday, April 19, at the Emporia Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th Avenue. Music will be provided by market vendor and board member, Ben Stallings.



The market is Emporia’s source for fresh farm eggs, grass fed and oat fed beef products, and original crafts by local artists. Produce at recent markets includes carrots, kale, spinach, radishes, romaine lettuce, and apples.  Cider, honey, apple butters, jams, jellies, homemade egg noodles and a variety home baked goods, including yeast breads, cinnamon rolls, and cookies are available at every market.


New vendors are invited to join the Emporia Farmers Market year round. For more information, contact market manager, Tracy Simmons, at (620) 343-6555. Sign up for free market e-reminders and monthly e-newsletters at www.emporiafarmersmarket.org

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Join Jane McCoy at the Indoor Winter Market on Saturday

Jane McCoy, Saturday's market musician, offers a potpourri of sounds and smiles to help enrich our warm and friendly atmosphere. She'll be performing a solo set including folk, jazz, blues, celtic, pop, and more. Jane has a wide variety of musical interests and shares that interest by giving beginning cello lessons and playing in the Emporia Symphony Orchestra, another wonderful community jewel. Performing at the Market combines several of her life interests; gardening, sustainability, connecting with people, and organic music making. The Indoor Winter Market is open 10:00am till noon on Saturday, April 5, at the Emporia Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th Avenue.

Produce at recent markets includes carrots, kale, spinach, radishes, romaine lettuce, and apples.  Cider, honey, apple butters, jams, jellies, homemade egg noodles and a variety home baked goods, including yeast breads, cinnamon rolls, and cookies are available at every market. The market is also your source for fresh farm eggs, grass fed and oat fed beef products, and original crafts by local artists.


The final Indoor Winter Markets of the season take place the first and third Saturday of April. Join us on Facebook, or sign up for free market e-reminders and monthly e-newsletters at www.emporiafarmersmarket.org.