Keller Farmers Market consider education, diversity, and giving back to the community just a natural part of our existence. Our programs help us achieve our mission of enhancing the lives of the community and delivering wellness education.
Chef’s Table is a mobile educational cooking unit taken into schools, churches and community events to demonstrate seasonal cooking by a local chef.
Directed donations to the program are accepted. If this is a program that truly “speaks to you” or if you would like to schedule Chef’s Table in your community, please contact us.
Keller Farmers Market has created the Fresh Funds program to further the ability of our SNAP recipients to eat healthy and get the most out of their fresh food dollars. Every week at the KFM information booth SNAP recipients may receive a dollar-to-dollar match of their SNAP benefits, up to $10 per week per family, to be spent at KFM. This program has limited funds.
As with SNAP benefits, Fresh Funds may be used to purchase fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, cheese and baked goods, as well as seeds and edible plant starts. Fresh Funds may not be used for alcohol, tobacco or pet products.
Fresh Funds first serves the individual or family by providing fresh food, then puts money in the pocket of a local farmer or food producer.
To access matching funds:
- go to the Information Booth at the market,
- use your SNAP/Lone Star card,
- receive matching funds (up to $10 per week per family) to be spent at the market.
Learn more about how to access benefits.
Lone Star Card
The market accepts state issued Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, the electronic delivery method for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as the Lone Star Card in Texas.
SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a federally funded program which delivers monthly nutrition benefits to over 40 million Americans nationwide, 3.5 million in Texas. Eligible items include fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, baked goods, jams and jellies and honey. The purchase of vegetable plants and potted herbs is also acceptable.
Learn more about how to redeem benefits.
Non-Profit Booth Space
We desire to give back by featuring nonprofit organizations that add value to our community through education or outreach. We offer a booth space almost every Saturday during market season to one (1) non-profit organization at no cost. Our only requirement, if accepted, is that your organization promote your attendance at KFM.
Items offered for sale must be approved by the KFM Executive Director. National non-profit organizations must be represented through their local affiliate, branch, office, or contact.
Our application acceptance for the community booth space will be organizations demonstrating support of our mission.
The mission of KFM is to enhance the lives of the community by creating reliable access to healthy and fresh locally grown food, delivering
consistent wellness education, and generating much-needed income and support for local farmers, food producers and artisans by providing programs that foster social gathering.
- Set-up is from 6:30 – 8:00 am, at which time the traffic circle is blocked off and auto access is not permitted unless it is an emergency.
- Electrical outlets are available and are property of the City of Keller, KFM. A backup electrical source is strongly recommended if electricity is crucial to your set-up.
- KFM will provide a shade canopy and canopy weights, if desired; tables and chairs are not provided.
Sharing the Harvest
KFM partners with area nonprofits who can make use of, store and pick up fresh local food that is left over at the end of a market day. Please contact us if interested in this program.
On behalf of the seniors who attend the Roanoke and Southlake Senior Center, and over 50 homebound seniors in the Keller, Trophy Club and Southlake area, I would like to thank all of you who donated to Metroport Meals On Wheels. Over the past 4 months you have helped us provide fresh vegetables, fruit and baked items to our seniors. I personally delivered the majority of the items and can’t begin to tell you how much this act of kindness meant to our participants. My children and I delivered turnips to one of our seniors and where touched with the conversation we had with her; she taught us how to cook a turnip. She passed away only a couple of weeks later and I will always remember how excited she was to share her knowledge with my kids and myself. Thank you for brings smiles and joy to so many.
Debbie Morrison, Metroport Meals on Wheels, Program Project Coordinator, 2011 & 2012