The outdoor markets are open for the summer! Come say hi! 

In addition to the local hardworking vendors who put on the market every year for you, the Downtown Manhattan Farmer's Market has great community support. Dillard's graciously allows us to set up in their parking lot on Saturday mornings. We are sponsored by ESB Financial whose efforts make possible our Homegrown Celebration every summer and we have partnered with the Manhattan Hy-Vee which offers free cooking demos, provides coffee and supplies, and is our merchandise partner.

Thank you to Little Leapling Photography for our great market photos! 

Special thanks to the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition, and the Market Match program: Topeka Community Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for their help in our

SNAP matching program.

Market Events 2017

First Day of Summer Market

April 15  8 am-1 pm

Join us to kick off the new summer season!

​As part of the first summer market, Paint It Yourself will

be putting on a free egg painting activity for children.

The Easter Bunny and his family will be there to help, too!

So come out with the whole family to the Farmers Market this Saturday!

The painting activity is co-sponsored by Paint It Yourself and the Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan.

May 13     Mother's Day event!!!   

  • First 100 mom's receive a potted flower at the information booth
  • 100 Free reusable bags at the information booth
  • Free kids activities at a booth on the East side of the market

July 29     Homegrown Celebration -Hosted by ESB Financial -Manhattan 

          Plenty of fun activities and contests for the whole family:

                 Watermelon rolling, eating and seed spitting contests.

                 Watermelon Salsa Competition  -Tasters needed!

                 Watermelon windsock craft -courtesy of Manhattan Arts Center

          Registration begins at 9 am and games begin at 10 am.

August 25   Sunflower Member Day

          Sunflower insurance card carriers show their cards at the Sunflower booth to receive $10.00 per card to spend at the market on fresh fruits and vegetables. 


Watch our Facebook page for more information on these events and more!