Tag: Local Food

Farmers’ Market Workshop Coming to Beloit

The Beloit regional workshop will be held on February 28th, from 9am-3pm at the Beloit First Christian Church 321 N Mill Street Beloit, KS 67420.  Registration is $20 per participant, which includes lunch. The following topics will be covered:

  • Marketing and making a profit as a market vendor
  • Growing in the winter, organic pest control, making the most of small acreage
  • Double Up Food Bucks Program and accepting EBT
  • Regulations for meat, poultry, eggs, processed/prepared foods at Kansas farmers’ markets
  • Sales tax for vendors
  • Specialty crops and produce safety
  • Farm to institution (restaurants, grocery stores, schools, etc)
  • Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Certified Farmer Training

Lunch cannot be guaranteed for those registering after February 21. For more information, contact Robin Blume at robin.blume@ks.gov or (785) 564-6756.

Vendors can also bring their sales scale to get tested and certified for FREE by the Kansas Department of Agriculture

Register here: www.fromthelandofkansas.com/page/farmers-market-regional-workshops

By: Ashley Svaty

Local Foods Survey

The North Central Kansas Food Council is an organization that advocates for enhanced quality of life for all residents through sustainable access to regional produced food options, economic opportunity, and educational resources. In the effort to conduct a food assessment in North Central Kansas, the Council is seeking your input about local foods in your community and the 12-county region. This 20-question survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Your feedback is valuable and we appreciate you taking the time to help support local foods!


By:  Ashley Svaty