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1 Click for next slide Return to FMNP Page KENTUCKY FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM 2014

2 Click for next slide AGENDA Topics to be covered: FMNP Funding Requirements for FMNP Redemption Process 2

3 Click for next slide WIC FMNP 2014 USDA Grant unknown 2013 USDA Grant $179,640 WIC benefit $20.00 SENIOR FMNP 2014 USDA Grant unknown 2013 USDA Grant $305,982 Senior benefit $ FUNDING

4 Click for next slide FARMER REQUIREMENTS Participating farmers in the program must: Be member of an approved FMNP farmers market Be a KY proud member Attend training each year Accept checks only for locally grown fruits and vegetables Sign the participation guidelines 4

5 Click for next slide RULES - 1 SrFMNP: Checks are good for fresh locally grown produce and honey. Locally grown produce is defined as produce grown in Kentucky or within 50 miles from Kentucky border. WIC FMNP: Checks are good for fresh locally grown produce. Locally grown is defined as fruits, vegetables and herbs grown within Kentucky borders. Foods purchased from an auction is not allowable. See Eligible Kentucky Foods for list. No meats, eggs, cheese, jams, jellies, plant material, flowers, etc.; however, these products are great for adding to the markets offering, simply take other forms of payment. 5

6 Click for next slide Apples Asparagus Beans (green) Beets Blackberries (thornless & thorny) Blueberries Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage (red, green, savoy, chinese) Carrots Cauliflower Cherries Sweet Corn Cucumbers Edamame Soybeans Eggplant Grapes Greens (collards, kale, mustard, spinach, swiss chard, turnip) Green Onions Honeyonly allowable in SrFMNP Kohlrabi Lettuce Melons (muskmelon, honeydew, cantaloupe) Mushrooms (shiitake, oyster, morel, etc.) Okra Onions Parsnips Pawpaws Peaches Pears Peas (snow peas, sugar snap) Peppers (hot and sweet) 6 ELIGIBLE KENTUCKY FOODS - 1

7 Click for next slide Plums Potatoes Pumpkins Radishes Raspberries Rhubarb Strawberries Summer squash (yellow, zucchini, patty pan) Sweet potatoes Tomatoes Turnips Watermelons Winter Squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti, kabocha) Cooking herbs (fresh, cut): Basil Borage Chives Cilantro Dill Epazote Fennel Garlic Marjoram Mint Oregano Parsley Rosemary Sage Savory Shiso Sorrel Tarragon Thyme 7 ELIGIBLE KENTUCKY FOODS - 2

8 Click for next slide INELIGIBLE FOODS Non-locally grown products may not be purchased with FMNP checks. Examples include citrus products such as oranges, mangoes, lemons, and limes; bananas, and pineapples. Medicinal Herbs and others such as aloe, lambs ear, catnip, rue, white sage, lavendar, echinacea, bee balm, chamomile, St Johnswort are not eligible for purchase with checks. 8

9 Click for next slide RULES A Farmer cannot exclusively sell produce grown by someone else. All markets have different rules, RULES can be more strict according to your market rules, but may not be more lenient when accepting FMNP benefits. 9

10 Click for next slide RULES 10 No change given for checks Participants must purchase produce in the amount of the checks No sales tax Kentucky has a sales tax exemption on the purchase of food

11 Click for next slide RULES Checks valid only at authorized FMNP markets This includes your farm! It is not an authorized location. Not all Kentucky farmers markets are in FMNP. Only authorized farmers within approved markets Not all farmers in a market have to accept FMNP. 11

12 Click for next slide RULES Display sign showing you accept FMNP checks This is in order for participants to find you to spend their checks. 12

13 Click for next slide RULES Offer FMNP participants the same courtesies as other market customers Provide eligible foods at the current price or lower than the current price charged to other customers Display prices and how product is sold (by pound, container, by bunch, etc.) 13

14 Click for next slide RULE ENFORCEMENT USDA mandates 10% of markets and 10% of farmers are reviewed Market Site Visits Review of Market Review of Farmers Anonymous compliance buys Violations can result in farmer and/or market being terminated from FMNP 14

15 Click for next slide MINOR VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES Minor Violations Failure to post signage at the market Failure to open during published times and days 15 Penalties for Minor offenses: 1.First violation - verbal or written reprimand 2.Second violation - Move to at-risk classification and written warning 3.Third violation - Suspension of right to redeem checks for the remaining of the season

16 Click for next slide MAJOR VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES Major Violations Selling at off-market site Selling non-eligible products Buying Checks Accepting checks when on suspension Penalties for Major Violations 1.First Violation - Suspension of right to redeem checks for 30 days during FMNP season. If there is less than 30 days remaining in the season when violation is committed, days remaining will continue in the following FMNP season. 2.Second Violation - Farmer becomes ineligible for the program. State Agency has the right to carry over major/minor violations from year to year. 16

17 Click for next slide CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE KDA Title VI Coordinator is responsible for immediately notifying USDA-FNS of farmer and market discrimination complaints received by KDA: KDA Title VI Coordinator 500 Mero Street, 7 th Floor Frankfort, KY Farmers and participants may also contact USDA directly: USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights Room 362-W, Whitten Building 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC Also note that as a farmer or farmers market participating in the FMNP program you must adhere to the federal regulations for nondiscrimination. 17

18 Click for next slide STAMPS WIC FMNP A farmer must have a WIC stamp for each market he works in. SENIOR FMNP A farmer has only one stamp for SrFMNP, regardless the number of markets he works in Senior FMNP Stamp WIC FMNP stamp

19 Click for next slide FMNP SENIOR CHECK 1.Get Customer Signature 2.Stamp check with the farmer identifier. If stamp is unclear, stamp it again. 3.Endorse Senior Check on Back Side 4.Deposit in Your Bank 19 Stamp check here 6/01/13 10/25/13 November 4,

20 Click for next slide 20 FMNP WIC CHECK 1.Get Customer Signature 2.Write in Date check is used in the date redeemed box. 3.Stamp check with the farmer identifier. If stamp is unclear on a WIC check, contact local health department. 4.Endorse WIC Check on Back Side 5.Deposit in Your Bank Stamp check here

21 Click for next slide WHATS WRONG WITH THIS CHECK? 21

22 Click for next slide WHATS WRONG WITH THIS CHECK? 22

23 Click for next slide WHATS WRONG WITH THIS CHECK? 23

24 Click for next slide WHATS WRONG WITH THIS CHECK? 24

25 Click for next slide DEADLINES SENIOR FMNP April 21, 2014 Senior Participation Guidelines Due to KY Dept. of Ag. October 25, 2014 Last day to accept checks November 4, 2014 Final day to deposit checks for Senior FMNP WIC FMNP April 21, 2014 WIC Agreements Due October 31, 2014Last day to accept checks November 15, 2014 Final day to deposit checks for WIC FMNP 25

26 FOR MORE INFORMATION Kentucky Department of Agriculture Division of Food Distribution 107 Corporate Drive Frankfort, KY Senior FMNP Jessica P. Hinkle, (502) or WIC FMNP Beverly Salchli, ext. Farmers Market Development Sharon Spencer, Return to FMNP Page


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