Category: SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: SNAP/EBT Programs at 4 NC Farmers Markets

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

These case studies from four North Carolina farmers markets with
existing SNAP/EBT program provide market managers with realistic
examples of how SNAP/EBT programs look at different types of
farmers markets.

Published October 19, 2018 Publisher Website Download Resource

Multilingual SNAP Postcards- Grow NYC

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Grow NYC developed several templates for multilingual SNAP/EBT postcards. Templates are available for download at the link below:

https://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/ebt/reports

Published July 06, 2018

Creating a Farmers Market Living Lab: Lessons Learned in Growing a Farmers Market

Farm Business and Marketing | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Surveys, Evaluation

This booklet is the result of asking the question, “What can we do to increase sales and attendance at our market?”, reports the results from using our market as a “living lab” to systematically test ideas to answer this question.

Published April 09, 2018 Publisher Website Download Resource Publication

RAFI’s “Guide to SNAP/EBT for NC Farmers Markets: Steps, Best Practices, and Resources”

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This guide is for farmers market organizers, public health professionals, and food justice advocates who want to learn how farmers markets can accept SNAP/EBT benefits. The guide includes an overview of SNAP/EBT in North Carolina and how to implement a successful SNAP/EBT program at farmers markets. The guide also describes farmers market nutrition incentive programs and how farmers markets can implement their own incentive program. Download the guide here.

As a companion to the Guide’s section on record-keeping, RAFI is also offering a new tool, the Guide to Excel for Farmers Market SNAP/EBT Programs. This downloadable Excel workbook contains instructions, tips, templates for SNAP/EBT record-keeping in Excel 2013; we hope to offer a guide for additional versions of Excel and Google Sheets in the future. Download the Excel guide here.

Published March 30, 2018

Farmers Market and Faith Community Partnerships: A Guide for Market Managers

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

The Farmers Market and Faith Community Partnership Guide is a first edition publication from Rural Advancement Foundation International. The Guide lays out how farmers market managers can identify, reach out to, and build partnerships with local faith communities that will strengthen the market’s outreach, awareness, and accessibility. The Guide includes case studies from farmers markets with existing faith community partnerships as well as resources and templates farmers market managers can use. As this is the first edition, we recognize we didn’t capture everything. If you have comments about how to improve this resource, please contact RAFI.

Published January 30, 2018 Publisher Website Download Resource Publication

Q&A—Healthy Food Incentives at Michigan Farmers Markets

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This Q&A accompanies Michigan State University’s Economics of Healthy Food Incentives at Michigan Farmers Markets report.

Published August 07, 2017 Download Resource Publication

Economics of Healthy Food Incentives at Michigan Farmers Markets

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This study, conducted by Michigan State University in partnership with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and Fair Food Network, found that offering SNAP and Double Up at markets resulted in positive and distinct increases to direct agricultural sales beyond the value of the benefits themselves. It also reveals data-driven insights into SNAP families’ shopping behaviors when incentives are in place.

Published August 07, 2017 Download Resource Research Reports

Guidelines and Procedures for Rhode Island SFMNP Farmers

Farm Business and Marketing | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Guidelines and Procedures for Rhode Island SFMNP Farmers

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local PolicyTopical guides

WIC Farmers’ Market Training

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

WIC Farmers’ Market Training Powerpoint

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Alabama Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Application

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Application for Alabama

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Form