Potential vendors at farmers markets invited to educational meetings

Eagle staff

State officials plan a series of meetings across Kansas to help educate potential vendors that might want to participate in farmers markets.

Kansas agriculture officials say the state now has 130 farmers markets, compared to 26 in 1987. According to a news release, the markets add to the state’s economy and provide consumers with healthy food options.

Each of the following workshops runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $20 if registration is completed by Jan. 15; otherwise, it’s $25.

▪ Atchison, Feb. 7;

▪ Chanute, Feb. 21;

▪ Hays, Jan. 30;

▪ Olathe, March 20;

▪ and Pratt, March 7.

For more information on the programs and to register, go to and click on “Discover Resources.”