Farmers Market Regional Workshops
Farmers’ markets and direct-to-consumer opportunities are growing across the state and continue to be an important source of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and other value added agricultural products from small towns to large metropolitan areas. In 2020, 76 farmers' markets were registered with the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Central Registration of Farmers' Markets.
To support Kansas' farmer's markets, six workshops are generally held throughout the state in February. Due to COVID-19, these workshops were held virtually this year. These workshops are hosted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research & Extension.
The 2021 Farmers' Market/Direct-To-Consumer Virtual Workshop sessions have concluded. Below are the recordings and resources shared during these sessions.
Lunch and Learn Session Resources:
- Food Safety - Kansas Department of Agriculture
- Kansas Value Added Foods Lab - K-State Research & Extension
- Virtual Tour of the Kansas Value Added Foods Lab
- Meat and Poultry Regulations - Kansas Department of Agriculture
- Sales Tax - Kansas Department of Revenue
- Accepting SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) /EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) - MarketLink
Friday's Main Workshop Session Resources:
- COVID-19: Spring/Summer Activity Safety- Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Double Up Food Bucks Program Overview
- Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program* - Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Information for Farmers and Growers
- *An interactive training session for the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is required for all new farmers who wish to participate in the SFMNP. Interactive training may occur during an online training (such as those hosted during this Farmers Market/Direct-to-Consumer Workshops). Returning farmers at a minimum need to review the training slides available on the KDHE webpage (or watch the recording of this session). All farmers must submit an annual agreement to KDHE. Visit www.kdheks.gov/sfmnp
- From the Land of Kansas and the Central Registration for Kansas Farmers Markets - From the Land of Kansas
- Pet Treats
- Live Plants
Tuesday, March 23, 12-1 p.m.: Morel Mushroom Identification Online Training - Register Here
Monday, March 29, 6-7 p.m.: Morel Mushroom Identification Online Training - Register Here
These virtual workshop sessions are supported by the Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops (KCSAAC) and the Kansas Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), and is hosted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research & Extension.