The Best of Home Grown, Home Baked and Hand Crafted by Local Farmers, Gardeners and Artisans.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Become a Vendor!

The Emporia Farmers Market welcomes new vendors throughout the year.  If you grow it, make it, or bake it, we'd love to have you share your talents with the market. 

Read more about becoming a vendor HERE.

New and returning vendors can complete the 2018 Vendor Agreement HERE

Not sure what types of food are allowed at the market?  Take a look at the  K-State Food Safety Guidelines to learn more about selling fresh produce, honey, eggs, meats, baked goods, live plants, and herbs.  

Thanks to the generosity of the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust, we're reducing vendor commissions in 2018.  In addition, we're one of the only markets in Kansas to collect and pay sales tax on behalf of our vendors.  No tax  ID? No problem!  If you don't plan on selling outside the Emporia market, you don't have to hassle with the extra paperwork and registration.

Non-profit and community groups can opt to host a hot-foods fundraiser up to six times throughout the year at the market kiosk.  Biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, brats and burgers, and grilled veggies are great options for the summer season.  Food trucks are also welcome at the market! Email to learn more.

Questions? Contact our market manager, Jessica, at 620-343-6555 or email

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a successful new year! We hope to see you during the remainder of our Indoor Market Season, re-starting January 6!

Indoor Markets:  1st and 3rd Saturdays
10am-12pm  |  Waters True Value  |  November-April

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Midnight Madness

Save the Date: Midnight Madness
Thursday, December 14  |  8pm-Midnight

Shop with market vendors during the most fun Christmas shopping event of the season--Emporia Main Street's MidnightMadness!  We'll be set up at the former Studio 11 location (606 Commercial) with unique gift items, crafts, jewelry, jams & jellies, cider, honey, fresh produce and more!  
Stay tuned for vendor/product updates!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Please take our Customer Survey!

The Emporia Farmers Market needs your input!  Please consider taking just a few minutes to answer this short 10-question survey about the market!  Not a shopper?  That's ok--we need your feedback, too!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Indoor Market Season

1st and 3rd Saturdays | November-April  |  10am - 12pm
Waters True Value  |  2727 W Hwy 50 Emporia

Join us the first and third Saturdays of the month for a great selection of fall/winter produce including peppers, tomatoes, apples, kale, spinach, lettuce, carrots, onions, turnips, squash, radishes, carrots and more.  
Farm-fresh eggs, the Bauman Mobile Meat Market, honey, hot cider, locally-roasted coffee,  fresh baked breads, cookies, cinnamon rolls, sweets of all kinds, hand sewn items, crafts, artwork, jewelry, and unique gift items!  

Interested in becoming a vendor or market volunteer?  
Contact Jessica at 620-343-6555 or email

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sponsor Thank You

That's officially a wrap on the 2017 Outdoor Season!  After 35 years, we're still going strong thanks to the generous support & help of our customers, community partners, and market sponsors.

Our 2017 season would not be complete without taking time to thank our generous sponsors & organizations that make the Emporia Farmers Market a success!

Thanks to our 2017 
Lead Sponsor:   
ESB Financial


Thanks to the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust for sponsoring community outreach, farm tours, workshops, KSFMNP matching money & market bucks programs!

Thanks to Emporia Lions Club & Cleve Cook Fund for sponsoring the Veggie Power Club!

Thanks to ECKAN and Julia Wilson for administering the KSFMNP Senior Voucher Program

Thanks to From the Land of Kansas for their promotional items and advertising materials!
Thanks to Double Up Food Bucks and the Emporia Community Foundation for sponsoring our 2 for 1 SNAP matching program!

Thanks to Kansas Free for Arts for hosting their Summer Concert Series at Wednesday Markets!

Thanks to Marcia Lawrence for organizing live music at the market, including Lee Muller, Jane McCoy, Sue and Sarah, and Savannah Chestnut!

Thanks to Coffelt Sign Company and Healthier Lyon County for our new market flags and signs.

Thanks to local media for covering our events and weekly markets (tune in to KVOE before each market for a preview of available products!).

Thanks to our board members and volunteers who make sure markets, fundraisers and community events run smoothly: Ruthann Resch, Becky Smith, Janet Brassart, Wanda Myers, Travis Carmichael, Marcia Lawrence, Amy Becker, Ellen Hansen, Mandy Kern, John Conway, Tim Nicklin, Tracy Simmons, Naomi Brenzikofer, Ruth Wise & Sarah Harbaugh.

Thanks to the City of Emporia and Kevin Hanlin for their assistance and support of our downtown market operations.

Thanks to our Friends of the Market, including Helpful Harvesters: Jan Brassart, BLI Rentals, Coffelt Sign Co., Ellen Hansen, Evergreen Design-Build, Green Dot Bioplastics, Midwest Land Group, and Rand Simmons Law Office.

Last but certainly not least, thanks to our farmers, gardeners and artisans who are committed to providing local foods and products to our shoppers. And a big thanks to our SHOPPERS! Without your support and commitment to eating local, our market would not be a reality.

As you can see, it takes A LOT of partnerships to make our farmers market a success. We are fortunate to live in such a selfless and generous community that supports shopping, eating and living local.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

October/November: Upcoming Events

Our 35th Outdoor Season is winding down, but we still have a fantastic schedule of events lines up for this fall.  Check it out!

October 11: Join new market vendor, Derek Bucheit, for a coffee roasting demo during Wednesday's market.  He sells a delicious Brazilian and fair-trade Papua New Guinea blend and roasts the beans in his home.  Learn about his process & enjoy a sample!

October 21:  After you shop the regular Saturday market from 8:30-10:30am, check out the interactive HealthFest at Flint Hills Mall from 9am-1pm.  The market will have a booth, complete with local food samples, along with dozens of other community organizations, activities & games.  Sponsored by Healthier Lyon County.

October 25: Final Wednesday evening market on 7th Avenue, 5-6:30pm.

October 28:  It's the LAST outdoor market of 2017!  Help us celebrate with our Fall Fest!  Enjoy performances and demonstrations by the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (think: mini-Renaissance festival), breakfast burritos & bierocks from Keko's Kitchen, vendor/customer costume contest, and pumpkin painting for the kiddos!

November 4: First Indoor Market at Waters True Value!  10:00am-12:00pm.

Indoor Market Schedule: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, November - April, 10:00am-12:00pm at Waters True Value.

November 7: Soup-a-Palooza!  Join us at our new location, the Anderson Building, for a delicious & warm bowl of homemade soup!  Enjoy favorites like Sausage & Potato, Creamy Tomato, Chicken Tortilla, Thai Butternut, cornbread, fruit pies and other delicious desserts.
Bowl $3  | Take-Home Pint  $6  | Desserts $1  | Coffee/Tea/Water included with dine-in purchase
Dine-In: 11am-3pm
Carry-Out: 11am-6pm
Lunch Delivery: 11am-1pm
Questions?  Ready to reserve a delivery spot?  Call 343-6555 or email