Any Kentucky farmer who grows the 28 crops included in the program may participate. To sign up, please fill out a 2020 Participant Agreement Form and return via US mail to PO Box 5522 Frankfort, KY 40602, or send via fax to 502-237-0653.
Kentucky farmers can make direct sales to Feeding Kentucky and will be responsible for delivering the produce to the closest food bank warehouse. Deliveries to local food distribution agencies may be arranged on a case-by-case basis; contact us to inquire about local deliveries.
Deliveries must be pre-approved via purchase order. Farmers may contact Feeding Kentucky by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 502-699-2656 with produce offers. Feeding Kentucky will issue a purchase order to the farmer and cc the receiving food bank.
Farmers are to include with each pre-approved delivery a detailed invoice including their full name and address, type of produce delivered, unit, the price per unit and total due.
We also work with produce auctions, cooperatives, and farmers markets using the same purchase order system. The auction/cooperative/market managers arrange for the purchase of Kentucky-grown produce from Kentucky farmers and oversee its delivery to food banks.
The 2020 prices for fresh produce will vary depending on monthly market conditions and will be determined as approximately 95% of 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.
Foodbank warehouse staff will forward the invoice provided by the farmer with the delivery to Feeding Kentucky where we will then process payment to the farmer within 2 weeks.