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Producer Resource Library

Relevant resources for Kansas Farmers' Market producers.


Producer Resource Library

Relevant resources for Kansas Market producers. 

Food Safety for Kansas Farmers' Market Vendors: Regulations and Best Practices

It is essential that the food sold at OTFM is produced and processed according to the relevant governmental rules, regulations, and guidelines. Not only will this ensure products that are as safe as possible, it will also assure our customers that your business, as well as the entire market, has product quality and safety in mind.

Sales Tax - Dept. of Revenue

This publication is intended to assist you in understanding how the Kansas sales and use tax applies to your business operation. Inside you will find information on what is taxable, what is exempt, how to collect, report, and pay your sales and use tax electronically, and other information of general interest to businesses.

Kansas Egg License Application

Any person selling, offering for sale or distributing, or grading eggs in Kansas needs to obtain a license. The license fee is $5 each year and the license is valid until December 31st each year. A producer of eggs when selling ungraded eggs of the producer's own flock production directly to the end consumer is...    

From the Land of Kansas

The From the Land of KansasTM trademark program's goal is to help businesses that grow, produce, process or manufacture products in Kansas. In addition, the program works with and supports restaurants using Kansas products and retailers selling Kansas products and ingredients.

Food Sales at Farmers' Markets

Retail food sales are regulated by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. The objective is to ensure that all foods offered for sale are safe and wholesome. The sale of non-potentially hazardous foods, which are foods that do not require temperature control for safety or specialized processing, is allowed at farmers' markets. Non-potentially hazardous foods include...

Kansas Food Safety Licenses

The Kansas Department of Agriculture issues two types of food licenses to food businesses. They are food establishment and food processor. A business may be required to have both licenses, depending on their operation. 

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

The FTCLDF protects the rights of farmers and consumers to engage in direct commerce; it protects the rights of farmers to sell the products of the farm and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice. FTCLDF is a true grassroots organization and receives no government funding and little or no corporate funding.

Checklist for Exempt-From-Certification Organic Farmers Selling Produce

To sell products as organic at a market, farmers must hold organic certification or qualify as “exempt,” meaning they...

American Grassfed Research & Education Foundation

Our certification standards apply to all farms and ranches approved by AGA for the production of ruminant animals and products. Only farms and ranches certified to AGA standards may use AGA’s logo, trademark, service mark and/or design mark. Our standards are verified by an independent, third-party...

Beginning Farmers.org

New Farmer Entry and Development Resource

Sustainable Agriculture Grants

Since 1988, the SARE grants and education program has advanced agricultural innovation that promotes profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities.

Growing for Market

Growing for Market is America's most respected trade publication for local food producers. GFM keeps you informed about the business of growing and selling vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, plants, herbs, and other food products.

Rodale Institute

Rodale Institute was founded in 1947 by organic pioneer J.I. Rodale to study the link between healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people. 

eOrganic Webinar and Broadcast Recordings by Topic

Find all archived eOrganic webinars and conference broadcast recordings on organic farming and research organized by topic.