Arkansas Contacts

Arkansas Farmers Market Association

Contact: Beverly Dunaway, President
Phone: 870-213-5785
Email: bevdunaway@gmail.com

 

Northwest Arkansas Farmers’ Market Alliance

Manages the Double Your Dollar program for farmers’ markets in Benton and Washington county which provides a 1:1 match for Senior FMNP and SNAP food purchases.

Contact:

Heather Friedrich

University of Arkansas. Department of Horticulture

Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability

479-575-2798

 


SNAP Info & Contacts

Current Contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

Contact:
Michele Rodgers
SNAP Outreach Manager
Department of Human Services
Michele.rodgers@dhs.arkansas.gov
(501) 682-8288

For Information on “Double up Food Bucks”, Contact:
Jeremy Adams
Jeremy.Adams@arkansasobesity.org
501-712-2002

 


Arkansas Ag Department

Arkansas Department of Agriculture 


FMNP & SFMNP

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Contact: Cristy Sellers, WIC Director

Phone: (501) 661-2598

Toll Free: 1-800-462-0599

Email: cristy.sellers@arkansas.gov

or

Susan Pfeifer, Health Program Specialist (FMNP)

870-423-2923

Susan.Pfeifer@Arkansas.gov

 

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Contact:

Gwen Ervin McLarty, Program Administrator

Phone: (501) 320-6557

FAX: (501) 682-8155

Email: gwen.mclarty@dhs.arkansas.gov

Arkansas News/Case Studies

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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



SSAWG Conference January 23-26, 2019 Little Rock AR

Darlene Wolnik January 18, 2019

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) conference is coming up next week and by all accounts, a wide diversity of farmers and advocates are heading to Little Rock for it. The field trips are all sold out, but short courses, mini courses, and the full conference is still open for registration. The variety of… Read More



Arkansas Resources

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The Farmer’s Legal Guide to Producer Marketing Associations

Stacy November 2, 2013

This book from the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas looks at some of the issues raised when farmers decide to work together. The book is focused on legal issues, yet it also looks at some of the business fundamentals and marketing issues farmers need to consider as they approach a producer… Read More



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“Farmers Market” Defined

Alex Canepa November 2, 2017

The federal government, along with many states and commonwealths define “farmers market” in statute or code. These definitions determine eligibility for participation in programs including the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs as well as state-administered farmers market certification programs. In the interest of consumer protection, lawmakers in multiple states have also explicitly prohibited… Read More