Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall Harvest Means Farmers Markets!

More and more urban Kansans are wanting to know where their food is coming from, who grows it, and the methods the grower has utilized. There is no better way than to go to a local farmers market and meet and talk with the growers themselves. Last month, Secretary of Agriculture Josh Svaty challenged Kansans to add more locally grown foods to their menus in support of Kansas Farmers Market Month. September is a wonderful month to visit your local market for the beginnings of fall harvest! Want to know how you can bring homegrown foods to your table?

Svaty's press release regarding farmers market challenge

KSDA farmers markets page

Kansas farmers market official homepage- find a market near you!

Growing Local- by American Farmland Trust

Find more Kansas products at Simply Kansas!

Kansas Department of Agriculture-Division of Food Safety and Lodging

For growers and producers:

Learn more about marketing your wares from the Kansas Department of Commerce

K-State University Department of Food Science

Kansas rules and regulations for producers at farmers markets

Market your product online at the Simply Kansas! directory

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MidCoast Kid said...

Another great place to find information on local food is:
The site includes a directory of growers in the KC (Kansas and Missouri) area, farmer's markets in the KC Metro area and lots, lots more.

Mercedes said...

Thanks for getting the word out on our state's fantastic farmers markets!