Program Introduction for Farmers

 

Eligibility/Enrollment:

Any Kentucky farmer who grows the 28 crops included in the program may participate. To sign up, please fill out a 2017 Participant Agreement form and return via US mail to PO Box 1824 Berea KY 40403, via fax to 606-764-1201 or via email to Produce@kafb.org.

Delivery:

Kentucky farmers can make direct sales to the Association and will be responsible for delivering the produce to the closest food bank warehouse. Click here for information about the main regional food bank warehouse sites and click here for a map of which regional food bank serves each county. Deliveries to local food distribution agencies may be arranged on a case-by-case basis; contact us at info@kafb.org to inquire about local deliveries.

Farmers are to prepare a detailed invoice including their full name and address, type of produce purchased, unit, price per unit and total due. Click here for a sample invoice.

We are also happy to work with produce auctions, cooperatives, and farmers markets. The auction/cooperative/market managers arrange for the purchase of Kentucky-grown produce from Kentucky farmers and oversee its delivery to food banks.

Pricing:

The 2018 prices for fresh produce will vary depending on weekly market conditions and will be determined as approximately 95% of the Kentucky produce auction market prices for U.S. No. 2s as reported on the University of Kentucky’s website: (http://www.uky.edu/ccd/pricereports/KYPA). Prices are to include the cost of packaging and delivery unless other arrangements have been made.

See below for our most recent price list:

Prices for the Week of September 11th, 2017

Prices for the Week of August 21st, 2017 

Prices for the Week of August 14th, 2017 

Pricing for eggs:

Contact our office at 859-986-7422 or email info@kafb.org for current egg prices.

Payment Processing:

Food bank warehouse staff will forward the invoice provided by the farmer with the delivery to the Association. The Association will process payment to the farmer within 2 weeks.

Impact:

Since 2011, over 15 million pounds of fresh produce from over 800 farmers in 85 counties has been distributed to hungry Kentuckians in all 120 counties.

Click here to see the Impact Report summary for 2017.

Other Information:

Click here for a program flier.

Click here to read our Farmer Spotlights.

To learn more, contact us.