Food Systems Action Team

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The mission of the Food Systems Action Team (FSAT) is to improve Wyandotte County's food environment so that all residents can and want to eat healthy food.

The scope of the team's work covers many aspects of the food system. Changing zoning ordinances to allow more urban farming; encouraging the Unified Government to serve healthy food in buildings and at events; helping schools start gardens to give students first hand experience of the journey food takes from the garden to their plate. And opportunities abound for partnerships to educate residents about cooking and eating healthy food. The FSAT seeks to improve the food system in Wyandotte County, until its goal of food equity is achieved.

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Chair: Nozella Brown, K-State Research and Extension

Coordinator: Alyssa Carodine, UG Health Department, acarodine@wycokck.org

Meeting: The 3rd Friday of the month, quarterly, from 12:00 – 1:30pm, Wyandotte County Health Dept. 3rd Floor. 

The FSAT now has project groups working on policy and advocacy, grocery access, and local sourcing and branding. To join, or learn more, please contact Sarah Hartwig at shartwig@wycokck.org 

April is Earth Month! 


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We here at HCW think that protecting the earth is a great way to protect the health of the people we serve.

The FSAT knows how important reducing food waste is to not only prevent climate change, but also to feed people in need. Click below to lern more about reducing food waste!

 

Current Initiatives


Local Food Economy Assessment

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It is now easier to keep hens at home! Click here to learn more about how best to keep your new feathered best friends happy, healthy, and safe.

 

We hired consultants to take stock of the Wyandotte County food system and give us a series of recommendations to make it more equitable for everyone. 

The H2O to Grow fund provides financial and technical assistance to community gardens that wish to have direct access to water on site. 

 
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KCK Farmers' Markets

Farmers Market season is coming!          Check back soon for updated times!  

Catholic Charities Farmers Market

Tuesdays  7:30 am - 1:00 pm
2220 Central Avenue, Kansas City, KS

Strawberry Hill Farmers Market

Wednesdays  7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Behind the Health Department
6th Street and Tauromee Avenue, Kansas City, KS

KCK Community College Main Campus

Thursdays  7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Campus Blvd & Armourdale Lane, Kansas City, KS

Bonner Springs Farmers Market

Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pm

129 Elm Street, Bonner Springs, KS 

Rosedale Farmers Market

Sundays 10:00am-2:00pm

4020 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS