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.
    Fact Sheet

Vendor Training

To become a Certified SFMNP Vendor complete the online training and submit a Farmers Agreement Form.

For questions contact Anthony Randles 785-296-8060

 


Check Distribution

Eligible Seniors will have the opportunity to receive checks in the following counties:
Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Butler, Cowley, Cherokee, Crawford, Dickinson, Douglas, Finney, Franklin, Harvey, Jefferson, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Montgomer, Neosho, Osage, Reno, Republic, Riley, Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Wyandotte

To be eligible to receive SFMNP checks, seniors must meet the criteria below:
Age – person must be 60 years of age or older on the day of issuance, no one under age 60 is eligible, and
Income level –Individual annual gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below $20,664($1,722/month).

*Please note: Seniors that participate in the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and/or the Commodity Supplemental Food Program are automatically eligible to receive Senior Farmers' Market checks. The income eligibility for these programs is lower ($1,174/month or less). Click the following link to locate sites in the participating counties.


KS Farmers Market

Find a Farmers' Market in you area!
Visit: www.ksfarmersmarkets.org



For more information contact: Bureau of Health Promotion 785-291-3742

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