The Best of Home Grown, Home Baked and Hand Crafted by Local Farmers, Gardeners and Artisans.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sponsor Thank You

That's officially a wrap on the 2017 Outdoor Season!  After 35 years, we're still going strong thanks to the generous support & help of our customers, community partners, and market sponsors.

Our 2017 season would not be complete without taking time to thank our generous sponsors & organizations that make the Emporia Farmers Market a success!

Thanks to our 2017 
Lead Sponsor:   
ESB Financial


Thanks to the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust for sponsoring community outreach, farm tours, workshops, KSFMNP matching money & market bucks programs!

Thanks to Emporia Lions Club & Cleve Cook Fund for sponsoring the Veggie Power Club!

Thanks to ECKAN and Julia Wilson for administering the KSFMNP Senior Voucher Program

Thanks to From the Land of Kansas for their promotional items and advertising materials!
Thanks to Double Up Food Bucks and the Emporia Community Foundation for sponsoring our 2 for 1 SNAP matching program!

Thanks to Kansas Free for Arts for hosting their Summer Concert Series at Wednesday Markets!

Thanks to Marcia Lawrence for organizing live music at the market, including Lee Muller, Jane McCoy, Sue and Sarah, and Savannah Chestnut!

Thanks to Coffelt Sign Company and Healthier Lyon County for our new market flags and signs.

Thanks to local media for covering our events and weekly markets (tune in to KVOE before each market for a preview of available products!).

Thanks to our board members and volunteers who make sure markets, fundraisers and community events run smoothly: Ruthann Resch, Becky Smith, Janet Brassart, Wanda Myers, Travis Carmichael, Marcia Lawrence, Amy Becker, Ellen Hansen, Mandy Kern, John Conway, Tim Nicklin, Tracy Simmons, Naomi Brenzikofer, Ruth Wise & Sarah Harbaugh.

Thanks to the City of Emporia and Kevin Hanlin for their assistance and support of our downtown market operations.

Thanks to our Friends of the Market, including Helpful Harvesters: Jan Brassart, BLI Rentals, Coffelt Sign Co., Ellen Hansen, Evergreen Design-Build, Green Dot Bioplastics, Midwest Land Group, and Rand Simmons Law Office.

Last but certainly not least, thanks to our farmers, gardeners and artisans who are committed to providing local foods and products to our shoppers. And a big thanks to our SHOPPERS! Without your support and commitment to eating local, our market would not be a reality.

As you can see, it takes A LOT of partnerships to make our farmers market a success. We are fortunate to live in such a selfless and generous community that supports shopping, eating and living local.