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36th Outdoor Season

Opening Market: Saturday, May 5


7th & Merchant Parking Lot

We're moving back to the parking lot!  After many discussions with city officials, our board of directors, customers, local merchants, and many others, the city has supported our board's recommendation to move back to our previous home in the parking lot at 7th & Merchant.  This agreement will allow us to have access to the market kiosk, additional space, and a convenient downtown location for the 2018 season.

As Downtown Emporia continues to flourish & grow, our advisory board will continue to explore potential long-term locations for the market through 2018.  We are proud to be  part of a vibrant downtown community, but also realize parking and available space is at a premium with the many expanding businesses and  popular events that increase traffic and parking needs. 

Overall, the market is a true benefit to Emporia, bringing hundreds of people to our downtown sector to purchase the freshest produce in town.  Our market provides the primary outlet for 60+ area farmers, backyard gardeners, and local artisans to share their hard work and talents with our community.  We pride ourselves on our long-standing commitment to bringing fresh, local, and affordable foods to families, low-income shoppers, seniors, and customers of all ages. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the market starting Saturday, May 5!

Outdoor Markets

Saturdays  |  May - October

8:30-10:30am  |  7th & Merchant


Wednesdays  |  June - October

5-6:30pm  |  7th & Merchant

What to expect:
A variety of vegetables and fruits, farm fresh eggs, honey, cider, free-range meats, locally roasted coffee, canned jams and jellies, fresh-cut flowers, breads, muffins, pies, cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats, original artwork, jewelry, kitchen items, hand-sewn items, live music, hot foods, and more!

Contact a market volunteer at the kiosk, email, or call 620-343-6555.

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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.


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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! 


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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

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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

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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!

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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!




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