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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Greener Living Show: Feb 24 & 25

The Flint Hills Greener Living Show combines the former Emporia Lawn, Flower, and Garden Show, the Flint Hills Sustainability Fair and the Small Farms Big Ideas Conference to bring this new show to the Flint Hills area. 

The 2018 Flint Hills Greener Living Show will be held Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 at the Anderson Building located on the Lyon County Fairgrounds. Admission is free, with a variety of vendor booths and presentations to check out.

The Emporia Farmers Market is excited to serve Creamy Sausage Potato soup, Chicken Noodle soup, and homemade pie from 11am-2pm both days of the Greener Living Show! $5 per bowl/pint, $2 per pie slice, and complimentary water/tea/coffee. Dine-in or carry-out available.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Save the Date! Classes and Workshops

Gardening 101 
Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00, Gardening Guide included!
Location: LyCo Extension Office Meeting Room

The 2018 Farmers Market and Extension Education Series will kick off with a Gardening 101 class taught by Horticulture Agent Travis Carmichael. Come out and learn more about preparing the soil before planting, different vegetable varieties recommended for Kansas and other basic gardening solutions. Please RSVP to (620) 343-6555 or by March 5. 

Vendor 101: Selling at Farmers Markets
Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Location: LyCo Extension Office Meeting Room
Interested in becoming a vendor at a local farmers market? Join Market Manager Jessica Hopkins for an overview on the how-to's, helpful hints, and food safety guidelines for market vendors.  The $5.00 class fee will be applied to the annual vendor fee for participants joining the Emporia Farmers Market 2018 season.  Please RSVP to (620) 343-6555 or by March 26. 

Cooking Local: Vegan Edition
Date: Monday, March 19
Time: 6-7:30pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Emporia Public Library Meeting Room

Join local vegan and creative chef, Gretchen Russell, as we experiment with delicious vegan recipes.  The class will prepare a zippy slaw, BBQ jackfruit, and dessert.  Learn how easy and fun it is to incorporate meat-free recipes into your weekly repertoire.  The class is free, but registration is required by contacting Tiffany, 620-412-6877 or

Thanks to the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust for sponsoring our 2018 Education Series!