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.