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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Invitation to Soup-A-Palooza

Friends of the Emporia Farmers Market will host their fall soup fundraiser on Tuesday, November 3 and the community is invited. Doors will open at 11am and soup will be served until 7pm at the Lyon County Extension Office Meeting Room at 2632 W US Highway 50 in Emporia.

This homegrown dining opportunity will feature a variety of soups, including Amy’s Sausage Potato, Naomi’s Creamy Tomato, Wanda’s Beefy Vegetable, Southwest Chicken Stew, Chili, and Thai Butternut! Cost for a bowl of soup for dine-in is $3. Take home pints will be available for $6. Desserts will be an additional charge.

Bring your co-workers for lunch, or take home soup for the whole family! All proceeds from the fundraiser go to the Emporia Farmers Market.

Questions about the Emporia Farmers Market? Check our website:, call 620-343-6555, or email


Winter Market Location Change

The Emporia Farmers Market is returning to downtown Emporia for its sixth season of Indoor Winter Markets. The vendors are returning to the place it all started, 701 Commercial, for first and third Saturday Markets. November winter season markets will take place on November 7 and 21, and will be open from 10am till Noon.

A sample of items are expected for sale at Indoor Winter Markets: apples (several varieties), apple cider, grass-fed beef, eggs, herbs (fresh and dried), honey, jams & jellies, sweet potatoes. Greens, including kale, spinach, romaine and varied leaf lettuces are generally available throughout the winter season. Markets might also feature late season tomatoes, squash, and produce being raised in various vendor high tunnel and green houses.

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 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 only the month of December (three market opportunities) should contact Tracy Simmons, Market Manager, at 620-343-6555. New vendors may also join in December for the 2016 market year.

The winter market in Emporia is made possible by a generous grant from the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust.