Resource Library

Welcome to the Farmers Market Coalition Resource Library, an ever-growing database of resources for farmers, market managers and researchers. These resources were developed by a wide spectrum of organizations, agencies, and academic institutions, and we are grateful for the spirit of sharing which allows us to bring a variety of tools to your table in one searchable portal. We hope you find them useful and consider submitting resources of your own for the benefit of the farmers market community.

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Published April 20, 2017 Publisher Website Link to Resource Promotional Material

Bilingual Cooking Guides and Health Tips

Texas-based Brighter Bites has put together a great Tip-Sheet with printable (bilingual) produce cooking guides, health tips, and other nutrition information for your market’s shoppers.

Published April 19, 2017

Year One of the USDA FINI Program: Incentivizing the Purchase of Fruits and Vegetables Among SNAP Customers at the Farmers Market

The USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program demonstrates positive progress towards the program’s main goal of increasing the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program. FINI funding is open to multiple types of produce retailers, but incentive programs were initially tested, and have proven to be successful at America’s farmers markets. In Year one, FINI supported incentive programs at almost 1,000 farmers markets, representing 4,000 direct marketing farmers in 27 states. These farmers market programs alone generated almost $8 million in SNAP and incentive sales spent on produce. Program evaluation conducted by grantees indicated uniformly high redemption rates, strong support for the program among stakeholders, and a great deal of collaboration from both public agencies and private program partners. These collaborations were particularly important in conducting outreach to SNAP recipients.

This report summarizes the results year results of 13 mid- and large-scale FINI projects that operated at farmers markets. The data and conclusions are drawn from grantee reports, information on the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s website, and additional information provided by grantees.

Published April 19, 2017