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.
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!