Farmers’ markets and direct-to-consumer opportunities are growing across the state.

Farmers’ markets and direct-to-consumer sales 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 2022, more than 95 farmers' markets were registered with the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Central Registration of Farmers' Markets.

The 2023 Farmers' Market/Direct-to-Consumer Workshops will be held virtually February 6-10, 2023.

 

Dates and topics for each Lunch and Learn online session are:

Monday, February 6, 2023, noon to 1 p.m.: Accepting EBT/SNAP & Double Up Food Bucks

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, noon to 1 p.m.: Meat and Poultry Regulations; Kansas Value Added Meats Lab

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, noon to 1 p.m.: Kansas Sales Tax Information

Thursday, February 9, 2023, noon to 1 p.m.: Food Safety Regulations; Kansas Value Added Foods Lab

Friday, February 10, 2023, noon to 1 p.m.: Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program*

*Note: An interactive training session for the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is required this year for ALL farmers who wish to participate in the SFMNP (new AND returning farmers). Interactive training may occur during this training scheduled for Feb. 10 other trainings that KDHE will be scheduling in due course. All farmers must submit an annual agreement to KDHE. Visit https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/1048/Farmers-Growers.

KDA’s weights and measures program will offer free scale certification with a paid registration to an online workshop.

Below are the recordings and resources shared during the 2022 sessions.

Lunch & Learn Session Resources

Friday's Main Workshop Session Resources

Additional Resources