Old Town Farmers' Market
Better for you. Better for Wichita.

Market Standards

Market Standards

Integrating meaningful areas of focus, OTFM's Market Standards support wholesome, cost-effective, fresh food choices, environmental health, economic profitability and social and economic equity.  

Our goal is to be a valued catalyst for the advancement of the local food system by serving both Market vendors and the community equally.

  • All vendors must provide proof of applicable insurance, licenses and permits.
  • False advertising and dishonest marketing strategies are forbidden.
  • Annual inspections may be conducted with Market vendors to help assure products meet Market requirements and aid in identifying steps toward overall vendor and Market improvement.

Farmers

Produce and meat/poultry products

  • All produce and meat/poultry products must be grown/raised in Kansas.
  • Priority is given to produce and meat/poultry products grown/raised by the vendor.
  • Priority is given to produce and meat/poultry products grown/raised using environmentally responsible, healthful and humane methods.
  • Priority is given to products that are unusual, unique or not adequately represented at the Market.
  • Genetically modified (GMO) crops are not permitted to be sold.

Food artisans, bakery and ready to eat food items

  • The use of artificial ingredients, including food coloring is prohibited for all foods intended for human consumption. 
  • Bakery and ready to eat food items must be made by the vendor.
  • Priority is given to products that are unique, handmade and of the highest quality.
  • Priority is given to vendors who offer foods made from market-purchased items and/or Kansas-produced fresh and healthful ingredients.
  • Food items that are not grown and/or processed by the vendor are strictly limited and only eligible for sale upon the approval of the Market Management.
  • Beverages not produced by vendor businesses are not permitted to be sold. (i.e. cans of soda or juice and bottled water)
  • Overly processed foods are not permitted to be sold. (As determined by Market Management)
  • Any food product from outside the state will be strictly a farmer-to-farmer-to-market product and will be rigorously monitored, limited and only eligible for sale upon the approval of Market Management. (Ex: maple syrup, molasses, apple cider vinegar, etc.)

Artisans

  • Products must be handmade by the artisan.
  • Priority is given to vendors who utilize eco-friendly and/or more sustainable practices.
  • All crafted products must be of high quality.
  • We do not accept yard sale/flea market items or products.