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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The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals for eligible children and teens (ages 18 and under) at local sites such as schools, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, churches, summer camps and  more, all over the country and all summer long. For more information on where to find sites that provide summer meals in your community, you can call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE or visit www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

SFSP is a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) program.

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

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

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