Kentucky Contacts


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name:  SNAP/Benefit Security Card

Current ContractorFidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

Contact:
Sharon G. Spencer
Farmers’ Market Marketing Specialist
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
sharon.spencer@ky.gov
(502) 782-4127

 

 


Kentucky Ag Department

Kentucky Department of Agriculture 


FMNP & SFMNP

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Nicole Nicholas, Acting WIC Director

Phone: (502) 564-3827

Email: Nicole.Nicholas@ky.gov

Kentucky News/Case Studies

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Spotlight on the Lexington Farmers Market

Allie Vrtachnik August 20, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the Lexington Farmers Market! We are taking over FMC’s Instagram for the duration of two weeks to share with you a look into our market. Our market is loved by our community and for good reason! As a new “visitor” at our market, there are a few things you… Read More



Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More



From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More



Kentucky Resources

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Regional Farmers Market Feasibility Study for Louisville, Kentucky

Stacy October 23, 2013

The study identifies and makes recommendations on key elements needed to increase Kentucky farm products’ share in Louisville’s food market system. Such elements include effective logistics and distribution strategy and/or facilities, processing centers, consolidated modern cooling facilities, new retail outlets and farmers markets, or collaborative marketing channels. 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



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Kentucky Farmers’ Market Manual and Resource Guide

May 12, 2017

The Kentucky Farmers’ Market Manual is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource for Kentucky farmers’ market managers and vendors. A partnership of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the manual contains valuable guidelines and recommendations on Good Agricultural… Read More