The Emporia Farmers Market vendors make the transition from the parking lot to the indoor location for winter markets this Saturday, November 1. Starting at 10:00am, the doors of the Emporia Humanitarian Center will open for the fifth season of Indoor Winter Markets. The winter season is made possible by a generous grant from the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust. Markets are located in the south end of the Emporia Humanitarian Center (former Lowther South school building) at 215 W. 6th Avenue, from 10am to noon.
The following items are expected for sale at Indoor Winter Markets: apples (9 varieties), apple cider, beef, eggs, herbs (fresh and dried), honey, jams & jellies, kale, mixed leaf lettuce, peppers (mild through hot), radishes, baby romaine, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon (small black diamond). Baked goods vendors will have a variety of breads, including herbed, whole wheat and sweet breads, as well as cinnamon rolls, cookies, homemade pies, angel food cakes and more.
Indoor Winter Markets also feature a variety of artisan crafts and artwork. Handmade quilts, bags and purses, rag rugs, sock critters, handmade jewelry (original and repurposed) are a few of the items that can be expected. November and December markets will feature holiday decorations for sale, as well as gifts. Homemade lotions, soaps, and lip balms are also expected.
Artists who are interested in joining the Emporia Farmers Market for the month of December (three market opportunities) should contact Tracy Simmons, Market Manager, at 620-343-6555.