Kansas Senior Farmers Market

Nutrition Program

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

The three main goals of the SFMNP, are:

  1. to provide resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from farmers markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs to low income seniors;
  2. to increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding or aiding in the expansion of domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs; and,
  3. to develop or aid in the development of new and additional farmers markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs.

Vendor Training

To become a certified KSFMNP Vendor, contact the KSFMNP Coordinator at 785-296-8060.

Check Distribution

KSFMNP Participating Counties:

  • Allen, Anderson, Atchison
  • Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler
  • Clay, Cowley, Cherokee, Crawford
  • Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas
  • Finney, Franklin, Geary
  • Harvey, Jefferson, Johnson
  • Labette, Leavenworth, Lyon
  • Marion, Miami, Montgomery
  • Nemaha, Neosho, Osage, Pottawatomie
  • Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley
  • Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Sumner
  • Wyandotte

Requirements to become a certified KSFMNP Vendor: Grow your own fruits, vegetables, herbs and/or honey. Sell in one of the participating counties listed above. Attend an initial KDHE training and then a refresher training every year. Sign a new agreement with KDHE each year.

Seniors are eligible to receive checks in the participating counties if individual income is less than $1,800/month and age is 60 years or older. Seniors participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) or The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) automatically qualify for the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

For more information, contact the KSFMNP Coordinator at 785-296-8060

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.