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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Three Chances to Shop at the Emporia Farmers Market

Markets will be held at the parking lot at 7th and Merchant, as usual, at 5pm on Wednesday and 8am on Saturday this week. Produce expected at the market includes plenty of corn, melons and tomatoes, as well as potatoes, a wide variety of peppers and squash, green beans, onions, and more. Baked goods, including yeast and quick breads, cookies, pies, cakes and cinnamon rolls, are a regular feature at the Emporia Farmers Market. Vendors also sell craft items, art, homemade body scrubs and butters, lip balms, and reusable shopping bags.
New Vendor: Kate Nave sells jewelry and accessories incorporating re-purposed items.

On Sunday, August 3, the Emporia Farmers Market vendors will travel to the fairgrounds to participate in the all new Family Fun Day event. The market will take place at the north end of the fairgrounds and will open at 5:00pm. The community is invited to shop at the market, as well as visit the 4-H and open class exhibits in the Anderson building and walk through the livestock barns.
4-H will be providing supper from 5-7:30 pm at the Bowyer Community Building. The menu includes grilled beef kabobs, smoked corn on the cob and cotton candy. If you are so inclined, 4-H will be accepting donations to support Lyon county program as well as to help raise funds to match the $50,000 challenge gift given to Lyon County Extension to go towards support of functional improvements to the Anderson Building.

The Emporia Farmers Market continues to open twice weekly in the parking lot at 7th and Merchant through the end of October. More information can be found online at

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Veteran City Rollers at the Emporia Farmers Market

The farmers market on Saturday, July 26, will be hosted by the Veteran City Rollers, Emporia’s roller derby team. Team members will act as Veggie Valets for the market, so let them help you load your car with corn, cantaloupe, watermelon and more.

Tickets for the first home bout of season three can be purchased at the market kiosk during market hours. The Veteran City Rollers will skate against the Thunder Dames of Lincoln, Nebraska, starting at 7pm on Saturday at Rollers Skating Rink, 701 Graham Street.

For more information about events at the market, follow or Markets continue to take place twice per week; Wednesdays starting at 5pm and Saturdays starting at 8am.

For more information about Veteran City Rollers, visit them on Facebook.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Free Watermelon Carving Class at the Emporia Arts Council

EAC Watermelon Carving Class
When: Friday, July 18, 5:30-6:30 pm

Reservations required by Thursday, July 17. Call the EAC at 343-6473.

  • Kids under 10 need an adult present to participate
  • Open for all ages
  • FREE...Sponsored by ESB Financial
Watermelons will be given to each person for carving.  You can take your watermelon home to enter
In the Watermelon Contest on Saturday morning at the Emporia Farmers Market at 8 am.  

Prize will be awarded to the judges' selection and a People's Choice Award.

ESB’s 11th Annual Homegrown Celebration at the Emporia Farmers Market: Watermelon Games for Kids and Watermelon Carving Contest for All Ages

  The team at ESB Financial will host the annual Homegrown Celebration at the Emporia Farmers Market on Saturday, July 19, starting at 8:00 AM. The event will include watermelon games for the kids, crafts for kids by the Emporia Arts Council, and a watermelon carving contest for all ages.

   Registration for the games starts at 8:00 AM: watermelon rolling for kids 5 and under, watermelon eating for kids ages 6-9, and seed spitting for distance for kids ages 10-13.

 Artists of all ages are invited to bring a carved or decorated watermelon to the kiosk by 8:00 AM. The winner will receive a prize from the Emporia Arts Council and a People’s Choice Award will receive an Emporia Chamber gift certificate.

 Music for the morning will be provided by Lee Muller of Americus.

The Emporia Farmers Market and the Annual Homegrown Celebration takes place in the parking lot at 7th and Merchant in Downtown Emporia. For more about events at the market, follow

Enter the Watermelon Carving Contest! Entries must be at the kiosk by 8:00, market start.