Florida Contacts

Fresh Access Bucks

1489 Market Street
Tallahassee, FL 32312



Katie Delaney


(904) 612-1007


Mary Hathaway


(904) 419-3609


Heather Henderson


(347) 773-8410


Cynthia Douglas



SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name:
Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency (ACCESS Florida EBT) Card

State SNAP Agency:
Florida Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Building 3, Room 427
Tallahassee, FL

Chuck Peltier, Chief of EBT
Phone: 1-866-762-2237
Fax: 1-866-886-4342
Email: Chuck.Peltier@myflfamilies.com
Current Contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

SNAP Resources Available:
General Program support materials, including SNAP incentive program funds are available through Fresh Access Bucks. For More information, visit www.freshaccessbucks.com.

Florida Ag Department

Florida Department of Agriculture—Farmers Markets


Florida Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program  

Florida WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program 

Florida News/Case Studies

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

Fresh Access Bucks 2nd Annual Crop-Up Event, Florida

Allie Vrtachnik June 28, 2018

Year Founded: 2013 Market Season:  51 market outlets, Year-round (Variable Days) Mission Statement: To increase access to good food for all Floridians, while supporting our state’s farmers and local economies by providing a dollar to dollar match toward Florida-grown fruits and vegetable. Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) is a statewide incentive program designed to encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program… 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

Spotlight on the Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market

Allie Vrtachnik April 19, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the Bradenton 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 surrounds… Read More

Spotlight on St. Augustine Ampitheatre Farmers Market

Allie Vrtachnik March 16, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the St. Augustine Amphitheatre 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… Read More

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Double SNAP Benefits at Florida Farmers Markets: Match Up to $40 Extended Through 2018

Stephanie Fenty February 19, 2018

As many Floridians continue to recover from the disastrous impacts of Hurricane Irma, and climate refugees displaced by Hurricane Maria continue to arrive from Puerto Rico, Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) is extending an increased SNAP incentive match at participating farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and CSAs across Florida. FAB is enabling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance… Read More

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Champions for Health in the South

Darlene Wolnik February 5, 2018

According to a recent report, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Vermont rank as the healthiest states in the nation. The bottom three? Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. That’s not a surprise, says Jay Maddock, a professor of public health at Texas A&M University. In southern states, Americans are more likely to die prematurely from a wide variety of chronic conditions.… Read More

Disaster Assistance for Florida Growers

Alex Canepa September 21, 2017

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Florida Organic Growers has compiled a list resources for markets and producers affected by the storm. Read More

President’s Budget Seeks to Cut Rural Business Programs and WIC

Alex Canepa March 20, 2017

Each year, the President submits his budget to Congress which serves as the administration’s general wish-list for federal programs and initiatives. By requesting (or not requesting) the funds necessary to do certain work the President’s budget proposal offers a glimpse into the Administration’s general priorities. In the coming months, Congress and the White House begin… 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

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Farmers Market Metrics Prototype Released

Jen O'Brien July 8, 2014

As hundreds of markets open for the year and others begin their summer season, the Farmers Market Coalition held a kickoff of its own, unveiling the first round of prototype reports from the Farmers Market Metrics project. The Farmers Market Metrics project is a multifaceted measurement initiative conducted in partnership with advocacy groups, market organizations,… Read More

Farmers Markets Forge Partnerships to Educate Communities About Health, Agriculture, and the Environment

Jen O'Brien August 1, 2012

In thousands of communities across the country this summer, farmers markets are more than simply a place to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables. They are hubs for information and home to thousands of innovative partnerships that teach skills and expand knowledge about food, health, and agriculture. Read More

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Farmers Market Coalition Announces New President

Jen O'Brien October 26, 2011

The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), a national nonprofit organization incorporated in 2006, is proud to announce Bernadine (Bernie) Prince as the new president of its 17 member volunteer board.  Bernie will build on the successful two-year tenure of FMC’s previous president, Sharon Yeago, of Florida, and continue to carry out FMC’s mission of strengthening farmers… Read More

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Farmers Market SNAP Sales Soar in 2010

Stacy April 19, 2011

By Drew Love, FMC Research & Education Intern Over the past five years, the number of farmers markets and direct marketing farmers accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits increased 263%. That is only one of many promising figures to emerge from a forthcoming USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) report on SNAP redemption rates… Read More