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.
Michigan State University, Center for Regional Food Systems