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Food and Farm Council of Riley County and City of Manhattan

Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Assistance

This volunteer assistance program runs each year late April through early June. Trained community volunteers help low-income Seniors complete forms to apply for produce vouchers through the USDA funded Kansas Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program. They also explain program eligible items, dates and times of the local Farmers Market of Downtown Manhattan and use of a proxy shopper. The program provides $50 of coupons to purchase fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey from authorized farmers at Kansas Farmers Markets June-September 15th. Plus the Market DOUBLES the amount!

How to volunteer 


How Can Seniors Sign Up?

Seniors 60+ meeting income eligibility guidelines can sign up through the North-Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging. The Food and Farm Council offers FREE assistance with signing up for the program. Check with your local Senior center or Senior housing for dates and times when these meetings will be held in May/early June!

Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Assistance


Over 200 Seniors redeemed coupons each of the past two years. The redemption rate was 90%.  Before the program started three years ago approximately 80 Seniors annually used the program at a 35% redemption rate.


“Because of this program I was able to buy fresh produce all Summer long, and even got some local honey. Thanks Food and Farm Council.”

Dale, KSFMNP participant

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