Farmers markets are thriving in all 50 states! Learn about state-level contacts, programs, and resources by clicking on your state below.
National Farmers Market Resources and Partners
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Farm to School Network
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
State and City Initiatives
States are offering innovative programs to provide support for farmers markets and local farmers. Links to coverage of State bills, funding, and programming initiatives are listed below. Please contact Ben Feldman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to add an initiative.
Markets cannot welcome SNAP shoppers or implement federal nutrition programs if they are unable to access the equipment necessary to complete SNAP transactions. The Agricultural Act of 2014 gave the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to exempt farmers markets and other direct marketing outlets from the requirement that SNAP retailers must purchase their own point-of-sale devices strongly urging all 50 states to include no-cost, EBT-only wireless equipment into their state’s EBT contract and take advantage of a 50% federal administrative funding match….. Read more
The farmers and ranchers who sell at farmers markets take immense pride in growing and raising the food that they sell. For the benefit of both customers and farmers, some states have taken proactive steps to dissuade unscrupulous actors from misrepresenting themselves or their market. ….. Read more
Cities, counties, and states across the country have dedicated funds to improving their resident’s health through improving food access and affordability. This funding supports a variety of projects, from SNAP incentive programs to cooking classes to improved transportation to-and-from the market…. Read more