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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Greener Living Show: Feb 24 & 25

The Flint Hills Greener Living Show combines the former Emporia Lawn, Flower, and Garden Show, the Flint Hills Sustainability Fair and the Small Farms Big Ideas Conference to bring this new show to the Flint Hills area. 

The 2018 Flint Hills Greener Living Show will be held Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 at the Anderson Building located on the Lyon County Fairgrounds. Admission is free, with a variety of vendor booths and presentations to check out.

The Emporia Farmers Market is excited to serve Creamy Sausage Potato soup, Chicken Noodle soup, and homemade pie from 11am-2pm both days of the Greener Living Show! $5 per bowl/pint, $2 per pie slice, and complimentary water/tea/coffee. Dine-in or carry-out available.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Save the Date! Classes and Workshops

Gardening 101 
Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00, Gardening Guide included!
Location: LyCo Extension Office Meeting Room

The 2018 Farmers Market and Extension Education Series will kick off with a Gardening 101 class taught by Horticulture Agent Travis Carmichael. Come out and learn more about preparing the soil before planting, different vegetable varieties recommended for Kansas and other basic gardening solutions. Please RSVP to (620) 343-6555 or by March 5. 

Vendor 101: Selling at Farmers Markets
Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Location: LyCo Extension Office Meeting Room
Interested in becoming a vendor at a local farmers market? Join Market Manager Jessica Hopkins for an overview on the how-to's, helpful hints, and food safety guidelines for market vendors.  The $5.00 class fee will be applied to the annual vendor fee for participants joining the Emporia Farmers Market 2018 season.  Please RSVP to (620) 343-6555 or by March 26. 

Cooking Local: Vegan Edition
Date: Monday, March 19
Time: 6-7:30pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Emporia Public Library Meeting Room

Join local vegan and creative chef, Gretchen Russell, as we experiment with delicious vegan recipes.  The class will prepare a zippy slaw, BBQ jackfruit, and dessert.  Learn how easy and fun it is to incorporate meat-free recipes into your weekly repertoire.  The class is free, but registration is required by contacting Tiffany, 620-412-6877 or

Thanks to the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust for sponsoring our 2018 Education Series! 

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