Nutrition Assistance in Farmers Markets: Understanding Current Operations

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

The United States Department of Agriculture is seeking innovative ways to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants’ access to fresh produce by increasing the number of farmers markets and direct marketing farmers authorized to accept SNAP benefits. This study describes how farmers markets and direct marketing farmers operate and their perceived benefits and barriers to accepting SNAP.

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USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Research and Analysis

By: Sujata Dixit-Joshi, John Burke, Barnali Das and Michael Steketee Published December 01, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource Report

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