COLUMBUS - Developing a Columbus Famers Market can provide local residents access to fresh produce and allows local community members an opportunity to sell their products while keeping revenue in Cherokee County. Farmers Markets can also bring a sense of pride to the community and camaraderie between the vendors and consumers.

Cherokee County K-State Research and Extension and Crossland Construction will be hosting a Farmers Market Workshop to answer the questions and concerns that vendors may have about participating in a Farmers Market. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday April 28, at the Crossland Heavy Office, located at 501 S East Avenue, Columbus. Topics to be covered will be location and times for the market, taxes, and regulations.

Products available at Farmers Markets can range beyond fresh fruits and vegetables, consumers will be able to purchase other items including arts and crafts, meat and eggs, bee products, and items made locally. There are state regulations governing what and how items can be sold at Farmers Markets and those regulations will be discussed at the upcoming meeting. For anyone interested in being a part of the Columbus Farmers Market, please plan on attending the workshop.

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