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Food Safety at Farmers Markets

Farmers MarketFrom spring into fall, farmer's markets provide a variety of fresh produce as well as many other foods. Many people believe locally grown fruits and vegetables are completely safe.

Unfortunately, several cases of foodborne illness have been connected with fruits and vegetables. For more information on food safety at farmer's markets and roadside stands, see the links below.

To help you bring your food products to market, let the Kansas Value Added Foods Lab evaluate your food products, help you with labeling and much more!

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

Key points for produce growers to help growers understand what the new rules mean to their operation.

Farm to School Resources

Farmers Market Vendors

Farmers Market Update - April 2018

Dr. Londa Nwadike

For Consumers


Food Safety for Farmers Market Vendors - May 2017

5 Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market

5 More Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market

Smart Tips for Shopping

Food Safety in the Produce Aisle

Safe Handling of Raw Produce

Resources for Agents