How can I purchase food from farmers during COVID-19 social distancing and shelter in place orders?
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According to the CDC, USDA, and FDA, there is currently no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Kansas producers are still here ready and willing to get safe food to Kansans!
It’s KRC’s understanding that stay at home orders include obtaining food as an “essential” activity that requires you to leave your home. If your city or county has a “stay home” order, check with your local city or county websites and offices for official guidelines.
Please reach out to your farmers to learn how they can safely get products to you. The list below includes directories and food hubs around Kansas. Check with your local farmers markets, food hubs, or farmers directly to see what they are doing to safely get their products to you. Below are just a few contacts.
From the Land of Kansas – Statewide
Kansas Farmers Market Directory
Kansas Farmers Connection – Statewide Facebook page
Shop Kansas Farms – Statewide Facebook group
ICT Food Circle – Wichita foodshed
KC Food Circle – KC foodshed
Growing Lawrence – Lawrence foodshed
High Plains Food Coop – Northwest Kansas
KC Food Hub – KC/Lawrence foodshed
Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance – KC/Lawrence foodshed
Cultivate KC -KC/Lawrence Foodshed
Republic County Local Food – Republic County, KS
Bourbon County Local Food Directory – Bourbon County, KS
For a national list visit the National Sustainable Agriculture’s recent post! National Guide to Finding Local Food
Food and Farm Policy Councils – Connect with a local food and farm council to learn how you can help locally. Find a list on page 14 of KRC’s 2019 Town Hall report or reach out to the Kansas Alliance for Wellness. A few are also listed below.
- Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition
- Douglas County Food Policy Council
- Johnson County Food Policy Council
- Riley County Food & Farm Council
- Junction City Food Policy Council
- North Central Kansas Food Council
- Harvey County Food & Farm Council
- Allen County GROW
- Western Prairie Food, Farm and Community Alliance
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