Even as many of our lives have faced upheaval in the past days and weeks, some things don’t change. One of those things is that we still all eat, and the farmers growing and raising our food don’t stop what they are doing. Now more than ever it is important to support our local farms and businesses. Farmers’ markets and food businesses are designated as essential businesses during the stay at home order, and one of the benefits of shopping locally is that there are many fewer people involved in the food chain before the food enters your home! We have also included resources if you want to try out growing your own.

We encourage you to bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates as we add to it! You can also see more details about some of the farms and businesses listed below and other local farms at Orie’s Farm Fresh.¬†

If you want your business or organization added to this list, please email Rebecca (rmcmahon AT ksu DOT edu).

If you want your business or organization added to the regular Local Food Directory, you can submit that information here.

CSAs (What is a CSA?):

Bramble’s Edge Farm: Located in Farmland, KS, just east of Rose Hill. They have an online farm store as well as offering CSA shares for on-farm pick up.

Serenity Farm CSA: The CSA is available over four different seasons. They have one drop off time in Wichita and on-farm (Sedgwick) pick up available.

Strong Roots Healthy Farming: This farm in Valley Center offers CSA shares over four different seasons. The first season is full, but they are still accepting memberships for later seasons.

Rommey Farms: Located in Cassoday, Rommey Farms will have CSA shares available to pick up at their farm.

See other CSAs in the Local Food Directory.

Farmers’ Markets:

Funky Fresh Market at WAVE: Viist the online store and place an order for either delivery or pickup. For Wednesday delivery or pickup orders must be placed by 8P Sunday. For Saturday delivery or pickup orders must be placed by 8P Wednesday. Visit the website for more details.

HAHA Urban Farm: This urban farmers’ market for Bel Aire offers online shopping with pickup from HAHA Urban Farm weekly on Friday between 4-7 p.m. Order deadline is Tuesday at 6 p.m. for orders from Serenity Farm and Wednesday at 6 p.m. for orders from other farms and businesses listed.

Kansas Grown! Farmers’ Markets: Opening Day at 21st & Ridge will be pushed back one week to Saturday, April 11th. 7-8 a.m. will be designated for the elderly and immune compromised. SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks available at these locations. Vendors accepting pre-orders for pickup at the market will be listed on the market Facebook page in the weekly market event.

Old Town Farm & Art Market: The Old Town Farm & Art Market will be opening on Saturday, May 2nd. See the market’s guidance for details of their plans to keep vendors and customers safe while still operating. SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks available at this location.

See other local farmers’ markets in the Local Food Directory.

Grow Your Own:

Well Garden Industries: Local Delano business that sells plants and supplies for home gardeners. Limited hours of operation and only offering curbside pickup and delivery.

Growing Growers ICT: If you want to take this opportunity to dive into what it takes to grow and sell produce locally, you can jump into any of our online workshops! Hopefully we will be able to do some farm tours later in the summer as well.

K-State Research & Extension-Sedgwick County: If you are growing a COVID-19 Victory Garden (or pandemic homestead, or stay at home garden, or whatever you want to call it, KSRE-Sedgwick County is available to help you get the research-based gardening information that you need!

  • Garden Hotline – Have a specific question? Email our garden hotline at sgemghotline AT gmail DOT com
  • Upcoming Gardening Classes – Victory Garden 101

Don’t have a place to grow? Look for a local community garden on the Local Food Directory.

Produce, Flowers, Plants:

Her Produce: This local farm in southeast Wichita will be selling at their farm stand. They will be taking orders through Facebook Messenger so customers can come at a designated time.

Orie’s Farm Fresh: Order online for delivery or farm gate pick up.

Serenity Farm CSA: Shop for veggies, meat, and eggs at their online farm store. They will deliver on Wednesday afternoons.

Toppled Barn Farm – Located in Douglass, KS. Place on online order by Friday for Monday delivery.

See other produce farms in the Local Food Directory.

Proteins (Meats, Poultry, Dairy, Eggs, etc):

Elderslie Creamery: Order cheese, bread, and related items online for curbside pickup. Also offering family meals.

Graze the Prairie: Shop their online store for pastured meats and eggs for delivery.

Serenity Farm CSA: Shop for veggies, meat, and eggs at their online farm store. They will deliver on Wednesday afternoons.

See other farms and ranches selling  animal products in the Local Food Directory.

Value-Added Products:

Belle & Buddy’s Kitchen: Purchase their locally made jams and jellies through the Funky Fresh Market.

Elderslie Creamery: Order cheese, bread, and related items online for curbside pickup. Also offering family meals.

Orie’s Farm Fresh: Order online for delivery or farm gate pick up.

See other Food Artisans on the Local Food Directory.

Restaurants and Family Meals to Go:

Be sure to check out our regular Local Food Directory for restaurants that source local products and see what they have available.

Wichita by E.B. list of Restaurants

Wichita by E.B. list of Family Meals

Wichita Eagle list of Restaurants