2019 LFWF GRANT RECIPIENT

Prairieland Market - CSA Delivery Program

Prairieland Market began operating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in 2016. The
CSA negotiates with local crop producers and distributes their products weekly to member subscribers.
To facilitate this program, PLM contracts a Crop Coordinator. The Crop Coordinator is the direct
contact with producers and procures the products to be distributed, based on availability. She
maintains customer records using software designed for this service (Farmigo). She also distributes the
CSA shares two days per week and is the direct contact with subscribers. The coordinator conducted a
survey in December 2018 to determine which program improvements would lead to the greatest
expansion of the CSA. A total of 78 respondents, 34 of whom had never been a part of a CSA before,
identified four improvements as the most likely to keep them subscribed to the CSA. Since the survey,
we have accomplished the first three improvements: 1) the ability to subscribe to an every-other-week
share, 2) the ability to modify orders online, and 3) an ongoing rather than seasonal subscription
model. The fourth suggested improvement, provide a delivery service, has not been met. To expand
the CSA program to help meet the needs of busy work force consumers, Prairieland Market needs to
offer delivery to CSA subscribers.
Our goal is to expand the CSA program to gain a number of subscribers to sustain a delivery service.
We plan to offer delivery within Salina city limits. Delivery could be to a subscriber’s work-site or
home. 

K-State Extension - Community Garden

The mission of the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank Community Garden Renovation Project relates
closely to the mission of the LFWF. This project will increase connectivity to fresh local foods for
residents in the north Salina food desert and food bank clients. It will also grow local food interest and
access through a new and accessible community garden with an educational focus for both children and
adults.
The project will bring collaborators including the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank, North Salina
Community Development, K-State Research and Extension, The City of Salina Community Gardens,
Extension Master Gardeners, Horticulture Club, and local volunteers together for 3 main goals:
1. To provide hands on gardening education for children through the Food Bank Children's Garden in
partnership with Cottonwood elementary school. 2. To provide increased access to fresh food
donations to the food bank during the growing season. 3. To add a new community garden featuring
raised bed accessibility and opportunities for children and adult education to the City of Salina
Community Garden program.

 

2018 LFWF GRANT RECIPIENTS

Meet Christi Janssen of C & C High Tunnel Farm and recipient of the 2018 Local Food Works grant. Christi applied as a representative of the winter's farmer's market and Salina farmer's market. 

Christi's main objective for using the grant funds is to increase awareness of both markets through new and  improved marketing and publicity. 

Visit her Tuesdays at the Salina Field House from 4-7 this winter (thru Dec 2018) and stay tuned for updates from Christi Janssen.  Christi will be giving a presentation on her experience Dec 2019.

Tyler Gallagher, chef and owner of Seraphim Bread, will be receiving 1,000.00 towards a new awning. The awning is the first step toward outdoor patio seating at his restaurant and will also help improve street visibility. We are proud to have Seraphim, an artisan bakery and bistro, in downtown Salina. They are open Tuesday-Saturday from 7am-3pm and Sunday from 7am-Noon at 228C South Santa Fe Ave in Salina.

Teresa and her husband Larry Brundgridge, farmers out of Concordia, KS, are active in the Salina market and are brimming with excitement and ideas. Teresa and Larry will be putting the 1,000.00 grant towards completing their produce washing packing facility - essential to be able to work year-round. Country Home Berries provides strawberries, blackberries, watermelon, tomatoes, sweet corn and much more produce - and is looking to expand! Their fresh fruit and vegetables are available at Prairieland Market in Salina and during the summer months they can be found at: The Salina Farmer's Market on Saturday at Waters True Value as well as at the 9th Street Farmer's Market (next to the Dairy Queen) on Fridays. They also sell their produce at Concordia Farmer's Market on Thursdays and melons to Kiers Grocery Store in Clay Center.

 
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Tyler Gallagher, chef and owner of Seraphim Bread, will be receiving 1,000.00 towards a new awning. The awning is the first step toward outdoor patio seating at his restaurant and will also help improve street visibility. We are proud to have Seraphim, an artisan bakery and bistro, in downtown Salina. They are open Tuesday-Saturday from 7am-3pm and Sunday from 7am-Noon at 228C South Santa Fe Ave in Salina.

Teresa and her husband Larry Brundgridge, farmers out of Concordia, KS, are active in the Salina market and are brimming with excitement and ideas. Teresa and Larry will be putting the 1,000.00 grant towards completing their produce washing packing facility - essential to be able to work year-round. Country Home Berries provides strawberries, blackberries, watermelon, tomatoes, sweet corn and much more produce - and is looking to expand! Their fresh fruit and vegetables are available at Prairieland Market in Salina and during the summer months they can be found at: The Salina Farmer's Market on Saturday at Waters True Value as well as at the 9th Street Farmer's Market (next to the Dairy Queen) on Fridays. They also sell their produce at Concordia Farmer's Market on Thursdays and melons to Kiers Grocery Store in Clay Center.

 

A huge thank you to the Thelander family of Thelanders' Acme Farm who was instrumental in applying to the Bayer Grant on behalf of the Local Food Works Foundation. Because of Kellie, The Local Food Works Foundation was able to award two additional grants this year to: Tyler Gallagher of Seraphim Bread and Teresa Brundgridge of Country Home Berries.

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Salina, KS  67402-2357

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