Pittsburg Farmers' Market to host Pasta Palooza this Saturday - KOAM TV 7

Pittsburg Farmers' Market to host Pasta Palooza this Saturday


Statement from the Pittsburg Farmers' Market:


Pittsburg Farmers' Market - Saturday - May 11, 2013
Market starts at 7:30 (with a bell) and runs until 12:00 noon or sold out. Vendors who sell out of their product typically leave the premises. Wednesday markets will start later in the season when vendors have more product available. More information will be posted as it becomes available. Watch the emails or facebook for these updates.

Pasta Palooza -- starts at 9:00 am. Entries of pasta dishes made by vendors and customers will be judged in a contest and then available for donations. The proceeds of this event will go to the building fund, helping us make our new building a success! Last minute entries will be accepted. Prizes will be awarded at 11:30 am. For more information call 620-231-3835 or visit us on Facebook or our website.

This week you can expect -- asparagus, eggs, grass-fed Dexter beef, Ossabawhog, traditional pork, green onions, spinach, oriental salad greens, kale, radishes, leaf lettuce, potted herbs, tomato plants, pepper plants, rose geraniums, cabbage, spring onions, homemade soaps, jams, traditional jellies, wine jellies, honey, beeswax lip balm, beeswax lotion bars, candles, jewelry, fruit tarts, cookies, cinnamon rolls, cakes, Jumbles (original recipe oatmeal bar by SandyGolay), Amish white bread, honey whole wheat bread, cinnamon raisin swirl, sun-dried tomato asiago, Italian bread, garlic butter, honey butter, bird feeders, bird baths, and Kathy Flora's new cookbook.

Each week will bring us a more varied selection AND larger quantities of all those things you are excited to get your hands on! The cool/cold and wet weather has definitely delayed the gardening process!

Free coffee is available at the Information Booth for Pittsburg Farmers' Market shoppers.  

Jacob Weber - Master Gardener - from the K-State Extension Office will on hand at the market to answer questions that gardeners might have about plants and planting techniques. Bring your questions by and see what can be done to help you get to that perfect solution that you are looking for! 

Customer Appreciation Week - a "basket" of market products will be awarded to a lucky market customer at 11:30 am. Customers need to sign up for the drawing at the Information Booth. There is no purchase required. The winner does NOT need to be present to winl If the winner is not present at the time of the announcement, reasonable efforts will be made for delivery or pick up of the basket.

Shoppers may use credit or debit cards, Vision cards, or cash. To use credit, debit, or Vision cards, shoppers need to go to the Information Booth and get tokens that are accepted by all Pittsburg Farmers' Market vendors. The tokens are specifically marked for Vision purchases or cash purchases. Vision cards may only be used on non-prepared food items. If you have any questions on this process, ask any of the vendors or the Information Booth attendant.

Pittsburg Beautiful will be in the Community Booth with information about their latest projects and their goal to make Pittsburg a clean and beautiful place to live. Stop by and see what they have and what they are doing for our community!

Use our Community Booth to let people know what your group or business is doing in the community. Anyone interested in using the Community Booth should contact Dana Parsons at 620-231-3835 for information or to make a reservation. Reservations are required to insure that only one group is there to use it at any time. Make your reservations in advance! The Community Booth is NOT available for political figures promoting their elections or their views. 

We also have our new coffee mugs and reusable shopping totes available for sale at the Information Booth. The shopping totes are $3 each and the coffee mugs are $6 each. These items are a great way to show your support of the market!

Look us up on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pittsburg-Farmers-Market/285206420600 and click on the "Like" button for regular updates of events and products! Our goal is to have more than 1000 followers, so add yourself as a fan and encourage your friends to do the same thing! 

All items are produced or handmade by local market producers and within 75 miles of Pittsburg, Kansas, meaning that the person selling the products also made or grew the product. If you have ANY questions about the contents, the construction, or any chemicals involved – ask the producer directly. 

For more information on the Pittsburg Farmers' Market or if you are interested in becoming a vendor, you may contact any member of the Leadership Team -- 

Ed Cook              417-842-3519

Trent Kling         316-210-7367

Dana Parsons       620-231-3835

Darren Swartz     913-522-0117

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