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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State Funding Round Table

Partner Organizations | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

In this roundtable session recorded in February of 2021, network leaders with experience obtaining state-level funding for nutrition incentives share their insights and experiences around the process of executing a campaign.

This panel grew out of the work that the Farmers Market Coalition has done in 2020-21 with panelists Molly Notarianni, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Fund and Elizabeth Borst, Executive Director of Virginia Community Food Connections and co-lead of Virginia Fresh Match. Molly and Elizabeth are the two authors of an upcoming practitioner paper with FMC that focuses on their 2019 campaigns to pass legislation in Oregon and Virginia respectively.

They’re joined by Adrienne Udarbe, Executive Director of Pinnacle Prevention, who has successfully campaigned for funding in Arizona, and by Alex Canepa of Fair Food Network, who provides policy support to SNAP incentive programs across the country as part of Fair Food Network’s technical assistance for the Hub. Alex has also worked on state-level policy in Michigan and Texas. Finally Frank Tamborello, Executive Director of Hunger Action LA, joins the conversation as a facilitator, moderating a conversation that focuses on partnerships across aligned agencies as an essential factor in successful state policy advocacy. Frank is a longtime collaborator with farmers markets and Nutrition Incentives programs in California, where he helped develop the Market Match program. 

Watch the roundtable below: 

This work is supported by the Nutrition Incentive Program Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation, and Information Center (NTAE). The NTAE is funded by Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program grant no. 2019-70030-30415/project accession no. 1020863 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 

Published March 19, 2021

Local Food and Local Solutions: Advocating for No-Cost Wireless SNAP Equipment at Farm Direct Outlets

FMC | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | State Association Development | Webinars

Is the cost of wireless EBT equipment and service a barrier for farmers markets and farms in your state? State SNAP processing contracts could provide a solution.

Join Kate Fitzgerald as she shares expertise on tailoring no-cost EBT equipment options in state SNAP contracts to the needs of farm direct outlets.

This webinar, provided by Farmers Market Coalition, on behalf of the Nutrition Incentive Hub, provides an overview of:

  • The role of SNAP processing companies and how states contract with them
  • Wireless EBT-processing equipment and service options in various states
  • How to communicate effectively with the appropriate people in your state
  • How organizations can provide an effective connection between farmers markets and state agencies

Presentations slides

Published March 11, 2021

Questions and Coffee LIVE with Richard McCarthy

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Richard McCarthy of Think Like Pirates went  LIVE! On Feb 25th, we started our morning off with Questions and Coffee—a Facebook Live event. We’ll be talked with Richard about his recent paper with FMC: “The Origins of Incentives” and took live questions from viewers.

Missed the fun? Enjoy the recording of the live conversation below. Stay up to date with more events like this on the FMC upcoming events page. Make sure to like our Facebook page to find out about our next Questions and Coffee live event!

Published March 04, 2021 Presentationvideo