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May 17, 2018 The Hesston RecordMay 17, 2018 The Hesston Record

Fresh Produce A Hit At HAS

Posted 6/15/2017

Record Staff

Shoppers carted off bags of fresh produce from the Hesston Area Senior Center on Monday morning with the first Farmers Market being hosted at the center.

Residents had the opportunity to pick up fresh, locally grown produce at HAS from 10-11 a.m.

Sid Whitcher was one of the early-bird shoppers at the market and was particularly excited to find fresh kohlrabi - a vegetable described as a cross between a cabbage heart and a turnip.

“I wasn’t expecting them to have it. The only place I can find it is the Farmers Market in Wichita on Saturdays,” he said.

Whitcher added as a South-Texas native, kohlrabi was commonly eaten raw with salt. 

“It’s absolutely great,” he said.

Whitcher sliced up one of his veggies and handed out samples, along with a shaker of salt, to shoppers curious about the seldom-heard-of vegetable.

Shopper Allison Zielke, described herself as “super granola” and was thrilled to see a locally-sourced farmers market come to Hesston.

“II was just excited to see what they had and I’m really excited there’s one here.  I’ll be coming back, definitely,” she said.

Zielke added, as an aspiring ecology major, local farmers markets like the one at HAS help residents make environmentally friendly choices part of their daily life.

“I want people to be more green. I think you can do things like this in your everyday life that are just more sustainable,” she said.

While at the market, Zielke picked up potatoes, carrots, kale, kohlrabi and romaine lettuce. 

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