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Food Suppliers

This page represents food distribution services that have worked with the Rural Grocery Initiative and currently service rural grocery stores in Kansas.

From the Land of Kansas


From the Land of Kansas™ 

Connects food producers, food businesses, farmers markets, and consumers in Kansas.

Kansas Farmers Market

Find the most essential information about your local farmers market, including hours, locations, upcoming events and recent news.

St. Joe Distributing


St. Joe Distributing 

Full service convenience store supplies with additional line of groceries, concessions, and food service.

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American Food Service 

Broad line food distributor operating out of the KC metropolitan area.

Fanestil Meats

Fanestil Meats 

Fanestil Meats is a "High Quality" value added meat processor and distributor of a complete line of their own Fresh, Frozen and Smoked meats. Fanestil Meats also distributes boxed beef, boxed pork, a complete line of cheeses and Orville Kent salads. In May of 2008 Fanestil Meats entered into an agreement with Affiliated Foods Midwest as a grocery re-distributor of Affiliated's products for Eastern Kansas.


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Associated Wholesale Grocers 

Associated Wholesale Grocers sole purpose is to support retailers with the lowest possible costs and to provide the merchandising tools to attract their targeted customers. AWG is the nation's oldest and second largest retailer owned grocery wholesaler in the United States serving over 2,300 stores in a 23 state area.

Nash Finch



SpartanNash is the second largest publicly traded wholesale food distributor in the United States. The Company distributes food products and provides support services to a variety of retail formats including conventional supermarkets, military commissaries, multicultural stores and extreme value stores.

F & A

F & A 

Provides distribution services to restaurants, schools, health care, state institutions and prisons, grocery and convenience stores, drug stores and more.

Dutch Valley Foods


Dutch Valley Foods 

Wholesale food distributor specializing in bulk foods to service country stores, bulk food stores, bakeries, farmers' markets, roadside stands, supermarkets, and the gift basket industry.

Azure Standard


Azure Standard 

Azure Standard specializes in natural, organic, earth-friendly foods and products. It delivers directly to customers, buying clubs and retailers by semi truck and UPS.


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