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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Seen at the Market, Ron Thomas

KVOE General Manager, Ron Thomas, stopped by an August market for watermelon.

Meet Market Shopper, Wendy Devilbiss

Wendy Devilbiss is a regular at the Emporia Farmers Market. 

The Emporia Farmers Market fulfills a central role in the community's grand equation, offering a place of fellowship throughout the year, moving produce, producer, and consumer closer to a kindred realm, bridging lives with local growth, local arts, local writers and musicians, creating rhythms of seasons and relationship so well maintained as to seem always new and continuing together.
~Wendy Crowley Devilbiss

Returning Vendor: PTA Produce

Year Started with EFM: 2001

Attends: Wednesday Markets, Peak Season.

Product Listing: Sweet Corn.

New Vendor: John Henry's Creations

John Henry's Creations
by Sandra

Year Started with EFM: 2015

Attends: Saturday Markets & Indoor Winter Markets

Product Listing: Crafts; hand towels, flower arrangements, magnet boards, stools, jar grippers, some baked goods and vegetables.

Sandra Torrens - August 2015 Market

August 2015 Market

Returning Vendor: Engle Farm

Engle Farm
Ed & Chris Engle

Year Started with EFM: 2012

Attends: Most Wednesday Markets, peak season.

Product Includes: Tomatoes, green beans, okra, squash, peppers, egg plant, peaches and cantaloupe. 

Chris Engle - 2012 Market.

Engle Farm Peaches - August 2015

Engle Farm Tomatoes - August 2015

New Vendor: Jon Strunk

Year Started with EFM: 2015

More details to come!

New Vendor: Clyde Fillmore, "Wood Turner"

Year Started with EFM: 2015

Product Includes: Wood turnings; bowls, vases and urns.

Vendor: Harvest Hill Produce Farm

Harvest Hill Produce Farm
David and Ann Stark

Year Started with EFM: 2015

Attends: Wednesday and Saturday Markets.

Product Includes: Cherry tomatoes, many varieties, all grown in a pesticide-free garden.

Ann and David Stark of Harvest Hill Produce Farm - a  July 2015 market.

August 2015 Market

Congratulations, Mary Gumfory, Murphy's Menu Mini Muffin Cook-Off Champion

"The winner by a nose was Mary Gumfory with her Blueberry Streusel muffins. Her entry was decorated so nicely and the muffin cups were colorfully striped. Good job, Mary! She received a gift bag with two really nice cookbooks and $10 in Market Money."

Read the entire article and get the recipes for the mini-muffin entries on the Gazette website.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Celebrate Farmers Market Month!

One More Chance for Cook-Off Fame at the Emporia Farmers Market

The final Murphy’s Menu Cook-Off of the season will take place at the Emporia Farmers Market on Saturday, August 8. The theme of this competition is “Mini Muffins.”

Please indicate your intention to compete by calling or emailing Regina Murphy by noon the day before at 342-4800 or Bring three dozen mini muffins to enter. No full sized muffins, please! Bring a copy of your recipe along with entry to the market kiosk no later than 7:50am. Complete guidelines for entry can be found online at

Watch the market calendar for a complete schedule of hot foods at the market, musicians, and special events. Also found on the website are guidelines for becoming a market vendor and a directory of current market vendors.

Markets continue twice weekly in the parking lot at 7th and Merchant in downtown Emporia through the end of October. Wednesday markets begin at 5pm, and Saturday markets begin at 8am. Shop early for the best selection.