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Did you know that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants in South Dakota can purchase seeds and edible plants to grow their own food? It’s true!
November 08, 2022
The annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference will take place Nov. 17-19, 2022, at the Sturgis Community Center in Sturgis.
Food safety bulletins for farmers markets and other direct marketing vendors
This manual is intended to be used by farmers market directors, managers, and organizers to copy portions of the manual that pertain to the needs of their farmers market.
Interested in offering SNAP EBT as a form of payment at your direct market farm or farmers market? Get started today with this resource that explores how to apply and how to select a payment device that fits your market's needs.
September 08, 2021
South Dakota State University Extension and the South Dakota Department of Education’s Division of Child and Adult Nutrition Services are partnering to bring this event to the state Oct. 4-8.
Farmers markets are a very important sector in South Dakota. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a great deal of concern on trying to keep these markets open, while providing a safe environment for consumers to shop. This article is a guide to help farmers markets set up their operation in a manner that will best protect consumers and allow for continuation of operations.
This information was developed to provide a resource of options for new or developing markets as they begin organizing their farmers market.
Farmers markets are unique because they represent multiple, individual vendors under a single name, location and organizational identity. Before the first selling day, a farmers market will need to do many of the things that each vendor does for their farm. For example, selecting a name and creating a logo for the market.