Free Dollars to Spend, Entertainment by Local Musicians, and Soup for Lunch at the January 8 Emporia Indoor Farmers Market
Posted: Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 - 9:46am
The Flint Hills Community Health Center and Emporia Winter Farmers Market will be giving away $160 in market bucks at the Saturday, January 8th indoor market, open from 10am to 1pm at 701 Commercial Street.
“Our goal is to encourage new shoppers to try out the market and see what is available,” says Tracy Simmons, Market Manager. “We would especially like to reach young families. The market is an excellent place to introduce your children to healthy food options and it is fun because they can meet and talk to the farmers who grow the food.”
The market money will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
As well, the 2-for-1 token program for Vision cardholders is back! Starting this month, every dollar from a Vision card exchanged for tokens will be matched with a dollar token from the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust. In 2010, the Emporia Farmers Market gave away $1,000 in tokens via the Babinger gift. In 2011 they plan to give away $1,500.
Market bucks and tokens can be spent on fruits and vegetables, baked goods and cereals, eggs, meat, poultry and prepared dips and food items.
There will be free entertainment at Saturday’s market, as well. Singing Farmer, Bill Ihling of the co-dependents, will provide music for the first hour of the market. At 11:00, Anton Zouplna will play his guitar.
There will be soup for lunch, $3/bowl; Potato, Homegrown Beef & Vegetable, and Chicken Veggie with Rice.
All produce and products sold at the Emporia Farmers Market are grown, made or baked by local vendors. No resale of purchased items is allowed. To receive the EFM free e-newsletter, contact emporiaFM [at] gmail [dot] com.