Farmers & Growers

Are you a Kansas farmer? Do you sell fresh and unprocessed fruits, vegetables, herbs, or honey at a farmers market, roadside stand or farm store? If so, you have an opportunity to be authorized to accept checks from participants in the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Program (KSFMNP).

Application Period Notice

We are now taking applications for 2022! Please review the remainder of the information on this page to apply for 2022.

Eligibility

To be authorized for the KSFMNP, you must:

  • Annually complete a training and submit an Authorized Farmers Agreement.
  • Grow eligible foods in Kansas or a county adjacent to the Kansas border in a neighboring state; view the current Eligible Foods List to learn more.
  • Sell at a farmers market, roadside stand, or farm store.

Training

  • New Farmer Vendor - this means you have never before participated as a farmer vendor in the KSFMNP. You must complete the online training. Multiple days and times available. The registration is now open. 
  • Returning Farmer Vendor - this means you have participated as a KSFMNP farmer vendor in a previous year. You can either review the 2021 Farmer Training Slides (PDF) independently or take part in an online training by choosing among the selection of days and times.

If you are a new farmer vendor and you cannot participate in a virtual online training, please call 
785-291-3742. and mention you would like an alternative method to receive authorized farmer vendor training for the KSFMNP.

Authorized Farmers Agreement

Online – Please allow up to fifteen minutes to complete. You will use this link to fill out the 2022 Authorized Farmer Agreement. 

Paper – A printable version of the 2022 Authorized Farmer Agreement is available in the following languages:

If you choose to  print, complete, and sign an Authorized Farmer Agreement in your preferred language and then mail your completed paper form, to:

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
ATTN: Sarah Sumner
Authorized Farmer Agreement
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 230
Topeka, KS 66612

Or or email a copy to [email protected] 

Note: Information from your agreement about selling locations is used in materials for program participants. To be included in these materials you must submit your agreement before close of business Friday, April 29.

Authorization

If you have completed the steps outlined on this page, you will be assigned a four-digit authorized farmer vendor ID number. This ID number will be printed on a sign and sent to you in the mail. Your sign must be hung at all markets/stands/farm stores while you are participating.