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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Happy Holiday wishes to all of our community supporters, shoppers, volunteers, vendors, and local-food lovers!  

Here are a few highlights from 2016:

* Creation of the VEGGIE POWER CLUB  sponsored by the generosity of the Emporia Lions Club/Cleve Cook Fund.  This club is just for kids and has included monthly activities all about fruits, veggies and healthy eating.

*Three record markets in October--a first for EFM!  

*A record-breaking Soup-a-Palooza event in November.

*Homegrown Celebration with ESB Financial in July.  Lots of fun with our watermelon games, chef's recipe contest and ArtMobile activities!

*New funding for our matching EBT/SNAP transactions through Double Up Food Bucks and the Emporia Community Foundation.  

*A new location for our sixth season of indoor markets--Waters True Value!  Ongoing the 1st and 3rd Saturdays through April.  Thanks to the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust for their indoor market support!

*Over 55 vendors registered throughout the year

*Participation in a variety of community events including Emporia Main Street Mix and Match, Flint Hills Health Fest, Welcome Back Block Party, and more!

*Financial support provided for five area community-garden projects through Local Food Network funding

*Fed over 200 hungry DK riders, support crew & community members at our annual DK Pre-Race Palooza Dinner.

*And More!

We're looking forward to even more fun and success in 2017!  

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Shop with us: Winter market is ongoing the 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10am-12pm, at Waters True Value.

Thanks for your support!