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 redeem coupons from participants in the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Program (KSFMNP).

How to Become an Authorized Farmer

To be authorized for the KSFMNP, you must:

  • Submit an Authorized Farmers Agreement each year, either the online version or the paper version and complete the annual training.

  • Grow eligible foods in Kansas or a county adjacent to the Kansas border in a neighboring state. View the current Eligible Foods List (PDF).

  • Sell at a farmers market, roadside stand, or farm store.
  1. Training
  2. Agreement
  3. Coupons

Training Options

At least one training session must be attended, regardless of whether you are a new or returning Farmer Vendor.

  • 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. 
  • Returning Farmer Vendor - This means you have participated as a KSFMNP farmer vendor in a previous year. 

In-Person Training

K-State Local Food Producers Workshops

  • Olathe: February 9, 2024, 9am-3pm CST (22201 West Innovation Drive, Olathe)
  • Hutchinson: February 10, 2024, 9am-4pm CST (1300 North Plum Street, Hutchinson)
  • Parsons: February 23, 2024, 9am-3pm CST (25092 Ness Road, Parsons)
  • Hays: March 1, 2024, 9am-3:30pm CST (1232 240th Avenue, Hays)

Online Training

Registration link for the following dates:

  • March 8, 2024, 9am
  • March 18, 2024, 5pm
  • April 3, 2024, 1pm
  • April 16, 2024, 6pm
  • May 10, 2024, 12pm
  • May 15, 2024, 1pm
  • May 27, 2024, 6pm