Food Systems Action Team
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.
Co-Chairs: Nozella Brown, K-State Research and Extension, and Andrea Mathew, Kansas City Community Gardens
Coordinator: Alyssa Carodine, UG Health Department, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting: The 3rd Friday of the month from 12:00 – 1:30pm, Wyandotte County Health Dept. 3rd Floor.
We recently updated the Wyandotte County hen keeping ordinance! It is now easier to keep hens at home!
'Dotte Meals Rock is part of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) here in Wyandotte County that serves free meals to children age 0-18 at various sites all summer long. New this year, we are introducing a meal truck that will visit Strawberry Hill Farmers Market every Wednesday, and Bethany Park, Heathwood Spray Park, and Splitlog Farm every day Monday through Friday!
The H2O to Grow fund provides financial and technical assistance to community gardens that wish to have direct access to water on site.
KCK Farmers' Markets
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