Emporia Winter Farmers Market Report
Posted: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010 - 12:07pm
Farmers Market tokens make great stocking stuffers! Come see what else you can find to stash under your tree or to fill your holiday table at the next Emporia Winter Farmers Market on Saturday, December 11, from 10am-1pm, at 701 Commercial in Emporia.
Sixteen vendors filled the building in November full of local produce, home baked goods and a variety of hand-crafted items for the first winter market of the season. Carrots, beets, lettuce, and broccoli were popular treats for shoppers thanks to hoop house gardening efforts of local vendor, Gene Rayburn. Produce also included fall favorites such as butternut and cushaw squash, turnips, and a wide variety of apples.
Farm fresh eggs and frozen poultry, as well as local hamburger, pork sausage and buffalo minute steaks are available at the market. Homemade jams and jellies, banana and zucchini breads, cookies, cinnamon rolls, homemade pies, and many kinds of yeast breads also fill vendor tables. There is plenty for those looking to do a little holiday gift shopping, as well, including felted hats, scarves, bracelets, scented pine cones, soaps and bath salts.
Vendors say shoppers can look forward to these products and more at the December market. The market will also feature some holiday tunes by local musicians and hot bowls of homemade soup for only $3.
The Emporia Winter Farmers Market takes place at 701 Commercial on the second Saturday of each Month, November through April. The Winter Market is open from 10am to 1pm. Regular season markets are held in the parking lot at 7th & Merchant, May through October. The produce and products sold at EFM are grown, made, or baked by the vendors. No resale of purchased items is allowed. To receive the EFM free e-newsletter, contact emporiaFM [at] gmail [dot] com.
Emporia Farmers Market
702 Commercial St., B-3
Emporia, KS 66801
emporiaFM [at] gmail [dot] com