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      Learn about food safety in Farmer's Markets

      With the first Farmer's Market of the year on the Kirksville Square just a few weeks away, Missouri state officials want to make sure certain items will be safe.

      The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will conduct a workshop in Kirksville this coming Monday for producers of foods sold at Farmer's Markets.

      The focus of the workshop will be on regulations and exemptions, food safety and sanitation and processing of non-exempt foods.

      The event is free to any vendors in northeast Missouri.

      "If you are considering to sell, not just in Adair County, but any other Farmer's Markets in the area, I would encourage you to attend. There are four of these workshops throughout the state. This is the only one that would occur in our part of the state," said Stewart Blessing of the Adair County Health Department.

      Once again the workshop will be held Monday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Northeast Regional Office of the Missouri Department of Conservation in Kirksville.

      If you want more information about this event contact your local health department.