Market Standards

Does your business qualify for a FarmShop Market?

Integrating meaningful areas of focus, our Market Standards support wholesome, cost-effective, fresh food choices, environmental health, economic profitability and social and economic equity.  

 All vendors must provide proof of applicable insurance, license and permits. We do not accept food and non-food products that were not produced, grown or processed by the producer (pumpkins, flowers, ornamental squash, craft, yard sale/flea market items.) Any food product from outside the state will be strictly a farmer-to-farmer-to-market product, will be rigorously monitored and limited, and only eligible for sale upon the approval of management (ex: maple syrup, molasses, apple cider vinegar, etc.)


Farmers/Ranchers

Conventional practices such as the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, Genetically Modified crops, feed ingredients, and added hormones and antibiotics, are ever-growing concerns so we’re doing our part to reduce them. By giving priority to farmers and ranchers who use environmentally responsible, healthful, and humane methods, we are working to ensure our customers feel confident about what they are putting on their plate. 

  • All produce must be grown in Kansas.

  • Meat and poultry products must be raised and processed in Kansas.

  • Priority is given to produce and meat/poultry products grown/raised by the vendor.

  • Priority is given to produce and meat/poultry products grown/raised using environmentally responsible, healthful and humane methods.

  • Priority is given to products that are unusual, unique or not adequately represented at the Market.

  • Genetically Modified Crops (GMOs) are not permitted to be sold.

Food Artisans

There is a plethora of definitions and opinions related to synthetic food ingredients, so we draw a clear line - the use of artificial ingredients, including food coloring is prohibited for all foods intended for human consumption.

  • Bakery and ready to eat food items must be made by the vendor.

  • Priority is given to products that are unique, handmade and of the highest quality.

  • Priority is given to vendors who offer foods made from market-purchased ingredients and/or Kansas-produced fresh and healthful ingredients.

  • Food items that are not grown and/or processed by the vendor are strictly limited and only eligible for sale upon approval.

  • Beverages not produced by vendor business (i.e. cans of soda or juice and bottled water) are not permitted to be sold. No bottled water - even if it’s free.

  • Overly processed foods are not permitted to be sold.

Handmade Artisans

We have a true admiration for skilled craft and artists although not all arts and crafts are a good fit for the Market. First priority is always given to farmers, ranchers and food artisans; after all, it is a Farmers’ Market. We are always looking for that diversified, optimal mix and we’d love to see what you do.

  • All work must be of original design and processed by the artist. (“handcrafted”)

  • All work must be safe and non-toxic and fit for its intended use.  

  • No artificial fragrances or synthetic chemicals are permitted in personal care body products, candles, etc.

  • No pieces/items shall be permitted that are derived from kits.

  • The work sold at Market by the artist must match the quality and balance of the images submitted during the application process. 

  • Pieces/Items must add to the valued diversity, be of high quality, unique or not adequately represented at the Market.

  • Priority is given to vendors who utilize sustainable and eco-friendly practices.