Capitol Midweek Farmers Market

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The Capitol Midweek Farmers Market (CMFM) was founded in 2006. The CMFM is an educational market designed to demonstrate farmers market best-practices and to provide physical activity and nutrition information to State and downtown Topeka employees and residents. 

The CMFM is held in Topeka every Wednesday starting the second week of May and ending the second week of October from 7:30 a.m. to noon on the south side of the Kansas State Capitol Building along 10th Avenue. 

2017 Capitol Midweek Farmers Market Flyer

Mission

  • To promote increased consumption of fruits and vegetables for optimal health.
  • To promote active living among adults in the workplace by providing walkable access to fresh produce.
  • To promote direct marketing of Kansas foods.

Eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and achieving the recommended amount of physical activity everyday reduces risk of overweight and obesity and the chronic diseases they cause.

Healthy Eating

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020 recommends that Americans eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthful diet. The MyPlate Food Guidance System emphasizes the need to "focus on fruits" and "vary your veggies" as building blocks for a healthy diet. MyPlate also recommends that American's make half of their plate at every meal consist of fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and vegetables contribute important nutrients for the human body. Eating fruits and vegetables lowers the risk of developing many chronic diseases and can also help with weight management (Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010).

Active Living

Benefits of regular physical activity include:

  • Reduced risk of chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some cancers
  • Strengthening bones and muscles
  • Improved mental health and mood
  • Increased lifespan