Farmers Market Support Program

** The 2021 Market Manager Cost Share Grant application is now open. Click Here for grant descriptions and requirements as well as a link to the application **

Vision

Kentucky farmers’ markets are important component of community development, providing an opportunity for all members of the community to interact socially and economically; They are retail market for small-scale and beginning farmers and are a food hub for aggregating and distributing to supply restaurants, farm to school programs, institutions, wholesalers and regional distributors.

 

Mission

The mission of the FMSP is to provide Kentucky Farmers’ Markets with the tools, resources and network development that enables them to provide a profitable market outlet for farmers, access to fresh food to all members of the community, a path to sustainability, and the creation of a grassroots base for public policy that supports local food system development.

Through collaborative resource providers, the FMSP will aggregate financial and technical support resources, toolkits, and workshops to create a comprehensive, holistic support system for Kentucky farmers’ markets

2020 FMSP Grant Program

The 2020 FMSP grant application has closed and funding has been awarded to the 2020 grant recipients. Provided that funding for the FMSP continues into 2021, the next grant application will open in late December 2020.

Monthly FMSP Newsletter: Each quarter, the Farmers Market Support Program Team releases a newsletter that covers what’s been happening around local markets, news you can use, and other topics relating to farmers markets and local food. To sign up for the monthly newsletter please email maggie(at)cfaky.org.

Market Spotlights: Follow us on Facebook to see the Kentucky farmers markets that we are highlighting each month.