Kansas Contacts


Lexi Wright
From the Land of Kansas Coordinator
Kansas Department of Agriculture
1320 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-564-6755 (office)
Web site: www.ksfarmersmarkets.org


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: Food Assistance Program/Vision Card

Current Contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

Annarose Hart
Agribusiness Development & Farmers’ Market Specialist
Kansas Department of Agriculture



Kansas Ag Department

Kansas Farmers Market Resources


Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Emily Carpenter
Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment
Bureau of Health PromotionAgriculturePhysical Activity emily.carpenter@ks.gov

785-296-2330 (office)

Website: http://www.kdheks.gov/sfmnp/



Kansas News/Case Studies

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc. awarded a 2018 FMPP grant

Allie Vrtachnik September 26, 2018

Congratulations to the Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc., a 2018 USDA FMPP grant recipient! Recipient: Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc., Overland Park, KS Project Type: Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance Building Direct Market Capacity for Refugee Farmers Wyandotte County, Kansas, consistently ranks at the bottom of counties in the state for health… Read More

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Lee’s Summit Farmers Market engaging young readers with lending library

Allie Vrtachnik June 28, 2018

The Kansas City Star reports,”Most people think of farmers markets as great places to find homegrown produce, artisanal foods and handcrafted products. At the Lee’s Summit Farmers Market, library books are also on the bill of fare. Each Wednesday during market hours, elementary through high school students can stop by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School… Read More

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Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program funding available through Nov. 1st

Allie Vrtachnik June 7, 2018

According to Kansas’s 740 the Fan, “Low-income Kansas seniors may be eligible for a program that provides money to purchase fresh produce and honey at farmers markets throughout the state. The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP) is providing low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements with $30 in checks to buy fresh… Read More

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Food Safety for Kansas Farmers Market Vendors: Regulations and Best Practices

Stephanie Fenty June 29, 2017

Farmers markets are growing in popularity across the UnitedStates and across Kansas. These markets provide a valuable market outlet for local farmers and allow consumers to purchase healthy local produce and other foods. To protect this key market outlet, it is essential that the food sold at farmers markets is produced and processed according to… Read More

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From the Land Of Kansas Farmers Market Resources

Stephanie Fenty June 29, 2017

Resources from From the Land of Kansas including: How to Register your market Farmers’ market economic impact analysis Food Safety for Kansas Farmers Market Vendors: Regulations and Best Practices Sampling Safely at Kansas Farmers Markets Templates Read More

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“Farmers Market” Defined

Alex Canepa November 2, 2017

The federal government, along with many states and commonwealths define “farmers market” in statute or code. These definitions determine eligibility for participation in programs including the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs as well as state-administered farmers market certification programs. In the interest of consumer protection, lawmakers in multiple states have also explicitly prohibited… Read More