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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Emporia Farmers Market Vendors (and former market musician) in the News

Two Emporia Farmers Market vendors were recently featured in the Emporia Gazette.

Apples Ready for Picking...
Bob Karr considers himself to be a "nurturer" and he has been nurturing The Orchard, 1120 N. U.S. Highway 99, for over 20 years.
What started with a few apple trees in his yard has grown into something much bigger. 
Karr was a school teacher and cross-country coach when he and his family moved to Lyon County. On his property were two old, neglected apple trees that he began to care for. With a lot of pruning and attention he soon had more apples from those two trees than he could use, so he began to share them with others.
"I would take them to the faculty lounge and people would say 'these are good,'" Karr said. "Then people would ask if I could bring them in half a bushel or five pounds."
Image Linked from Emporia Gazette.

Pumpkins, hay bales to climb on and corn mazes have been entertaining children and adults alike at Roga Pumpkin Patch for years. Roga Pumpkin Patch, owned and operated by Gail and Ron Nurnberg, has served as an annual fall outing for families for 18 years.
"We have girls that came to visit us to get pumpkins as children that now come back to get pumpkins for their weddings," Gail Nurnberg said. "It is special."
Over the years, the pumpkin patch has grown tremendously. Pumpkins of over 25 different varieties fill 10 acres. Pumpkins big and small dot the patch in various shades. The Nurnberg's usually add a new type of pumpkin each year. Decorative pumpkins in shades of white, green, grey and yellow have become more popular over the years.


And for those who have wondered where Savanna Chestnut has been... Singer Living her Dream in Nashville... Remember, you can say you met her at the market!
Courtesy Image Linked from Emporia Gazette.