Welcome to the Farmers Market Coalition Resource Library, an ever-growing database of resources for farmers market operators, organizations that support farmers markets, 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.
In addition to this resource library, FMC curates The Farm Direct Nutrition Incentives Guide Site, a comprehensive library of resources for the people who run SNAP/EBT and nutrition incentives at farmers markets, farm stands, CSAs and mobile markets. If you are looking for information related to SNAP and nutrition incentives, you’ll find some resources here, and many more at the Farm Direct Nutrition Incentive Library. Learn more and explore the site at farmdirectincentives.guide
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Growing Hope has managed multiple farmers markets in Michigan, and created this operations handbook as a tangible guide to roles, responsibilities, and steps needed to operate food assistance programs before, during, and after a market season. While specifics will vary with different markets, this can serve as an example of how to document the operationalizing of nutrition incentive and other food assistance programs at markets.
As a way to show the impact of their Ypsilanti Farmers Markets on health, Growing Hope created this brief marketing piece as a way to show health care organizations the relevancy of their potential sponsorships, as well as how their peers were involved in markets.
This first part of this case study conducted by Growing Hope among four markets it managed examined the true costs of running food assistance programs, and can inform budgeting, fundraising, and advocacy that other markets may do to support the essential administrative costs of running nutrition incentive and other food assistance programs. Later sections explore the feasibility of a consistent SNAP currency across multiple markets.