The Emporia Farmers Market is pleased to announce that there will be a special musical guest—Matthew Hope--at the opening market on Saturday. Shoppers are invited to bring a lawn chair to market and enjoy the music!
From Matthew’s website: “Born and raised in the outskirts of Chicago, Matthew absorbed many different musical traditions at a very young age. Music was central to his existence in a world full of sound but without sight. His exceptional sensitivity to the sonic world has given him a unique perception of the nuances of everyday experiences, which show up in his music as familiar vividness. His music is the fusion of alternative sounds with the familiarity of nostalgic folk traditions. His breathy vocals and intricate
acoustic guitar work recall a more hopeful Nick Drake or Elliott Smith.
“With one foot in the dark brooding sounds of the Minneapolis underground and the other obsessed with writing idealistically about life and love, Matthew has created a nostalgic sound that is not easily forgotten. Time and time again fans say that his voice draws them in. As he shifts from dark to light, from bitter to jubilant, from weary to enthusiastic, he seems to effortlessly keep his fans in anticipatory, bittersweet enchantment.” More about Matthew can be found at http://www.matthewhope.com/
The Country Flower Shed with the usual veggies, plus lots of
veggie plants and flowers to help get your garden started right. Bedding plants
include several varieties of tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, 3 variety of eggplant,
hanging baskets, 4" square flower plants (several varieties), 6" pots of basil, parsley and chives. Farm fresh eggs and jelly!
The Emporia Gardeners of America will have a selection of houseplants,
bedding plants and some produce for sale. Potted plants include: philodendron, spider plant, jade plant, Puerto Rican oregano, watercress, shasta daisy, and wandering jew. Mums, Coleus, hen & chicks, Kalenchoe, Un-potted transplants include: comfrey, surprise lily, tansy, lamb's ear, elderberry, maiden grass, and daylily.
Our Seven Acres will have greens (lettuce, spinach, kale,
carrots, herbs) and a variety of bedding plants and veggie starts for
gardeners; tomato plants, pepper plants, broccoli plants, cucumber plants and
her combos. Hanging Salad (and other) baskets by Our Seven Acres will also be
Interdependent Web will feature crafts and ready-to-eat food
Mators and Tators will have dog treats and several varieties
of tomato plants and pepper plants, both hot and sweet.
Charles Stodter will be at opening market with fresh baked
cinnamon rolls, sandwich buns and croissants.
The Brassart/Wise stand is expected to have bok choi, salad mix, green onions,
radishes, spinach, maybe rhubarb and asparagus, and a few flowers. Also herb vinegars and jelly.
Jani Carter will have Breads and Cookies.
Walter Williams--Costa Cafe-- will be there with coffee.
John Way should have plenty of farm fresh eggs!
Jeanette Hurshman will have pie, jam, dwarf iris, iris, daffodils, swedish ivy house plants, anise, and hostas.
Linda Simmons & Katherine Holtmeyer will have cashew butter, almond butter, sun butter, Rye, Marbled Rye, Cinnamon Bread, Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Pies, Cinnamon Rolls, Sourdough Breads, Cookies, Baklava, Banana Breads, Bagels, Monkey Bread, some gluten free and sugar free items.
The Karr Orchard will have Arkansas Black Apples, Smoking Wood, Asparagus, Rhubarb and (hopefully) honey!
Kimra Bowman will have breads, pies, cookies, cinnamon rolls, egg noodles and granola.
Sweethaven Fields will have asparagus, mixed greens, rhubarb, cilantro, green onions, parsley and pie bites!