Arizona Contacts

SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: Arizona Quest Card
Current contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

Cindy Gentry
Food Systems Coordinator
Maricopa County Department of Public Health
(602) 506-8323

For technical assistance and capacity-building support, contact:
Adrienne Z. Udarbe, MS, RDN
Pinnacle Prevention
(480) 207-5955

Arizona Ag Department

Arizona Department of Agriculture 



Geni Acosta, WIC Nutrition Consultant and FMNP/SFMNP Coordinator

Phone: (602) 542-0379


Arizona News/Case Studies

USDA Farmers Market, Local and Regional Food Systems Grants Announced

Hannah Fuller October 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced this week that it has awarded $27 million in grant funding through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) and $9.3 million in grant funding through the new Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) grant program. The grants fall under the Local Agricultural… Read More

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More

From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More

Why Arizona Democrats, Republicans Agree (Mostly) On Welfare Bill

Honesta Romberger May 11, 2018

Via: 91.5 KJZZ It’s not often you hear bipartisan support at the state Capitol to increase spending on social welfare. But it’s happening. Supporters say the program will provide low-income Arizonans with more nutritional food and boost the bottom lines for local farmers. Farmers Markets And Food Stamps On a recent Saturday morning at the… Read More

Arizona-grown produce bill good for families in poverty

Honesta Romberger April 25, 2018

Via Arizona Capitol Times SB1245 provides a state funding match for a privately funded pilot program successfully operating in urban and rural areas throughout our state. The program targets populations who are on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. The program offers more choice and increased access to healthy foods, specifically,… Read More

Arizona leads nation in female farmers

Honesta Romberger April 20, 2018

Via Arizona Sonora News: In Queen Creek, Arizona, you can find a 1.33-acre lot growing oranges, apples, figs, peaches, pears, grapes, sugarcane, lettuce, tomatoes, pepper, eggplant, okra, corn, green beans – and also raising chickens for meat and eggs, sheep for meat and goats for milk. It is one of 7,835 farms in Arizona run… Read More

Spotlight on the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

Allie Vrtachnik April 6, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market! We’re taking over FMC’s Instagram this week to share with you a look into our market. The market is loved by our community, and for good reason!  As a new “visitor”, there are a few things you ought to know to fully appreciate the market that… Read More

Local farmers market making ‘pop’ changes for the summer

Honesta Romberger March 30, 2018

[Article via Prescott Valley Tribune:] The Prescott Valley Farmers Market will be transitioning to “pop-up farmers markets” after the last winter market, which was Tuesday, March 27, in the Entertainment District. Since November 2016, PFM has operated a weekly farmers market in the Entertainment District of Prescott Valley. Since 1997, PFM has operated markets of… Read More

Arizona: Small Food Conference March 8, 2018

Honesta Romberger February 5, 2018

  Click here for tickets and more info. Prescott Farmers Market and Yavapai College are co-sponsoring the first-ever Small Food Conference on March 8, 2018 to support farmers market vendors’ businesses. Workshops will help vendors attract more customers and explore small business basics. We invite local and regional experts (including current market vendors) to lead workshops… Read More

Prescott Farmers Market – “See your neighbors, meet your farmers, know your food.”

Allie Vrtachnik January 16, 2017

Situated in Yavapai County a mile high in the mountains of Arizona, between the central and southern Arizona desert and Northern Arizona’s Colorado Plateau, sits Prescott, Arizona. Home to 41,000, Prescott is located in a “transition zone” and is also home to piñon pine, ponderosa, and juniper. Prescott Farmers Market proudly serves Prescott, Chino Valley,… Read More

2016 FINI Grant Awardees Announced

Honesta Romberger June 10, 2016

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the awardees of $16.8 million in competitive grants to help SNAP (formally food stamps) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food… Read More

**Updated** Congratulations to FMC Member FMPP and FMSSG Awardees!

Liz Comiskey October 9, 2015

The awardees of the 2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), and the first ever Farmers Market SNAP Support Grants (FMSSG) were announced last week! Check out all of the FMC members that were awarded below. Many FMC members will also benefit from grant projects within their community networks; you… Read More