Indiana Contacts

Hoosier Farmers Market Association
Contact: Christina McDougall, Executive Director
456 N. Meridian Street, Ste. 44540
Indianapolis, IN 46244
317.662.0354
info@hoosierfarmersmarkets.org
hoosierfarmersmarkets.org


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: Hoosier Works Card

Current Contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. (Conduent)

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration can provide free wireless terminals to eligible farmers markets and direct-marketing farmers. Wireless and transaction fees must be paid by the farmers market. Program support materials (banners) are available through the Indiana State Department of Health.

Contact:

Angela Albin
EBT Program Manager
Family & Social Services Administration
angela.albin@fssa.in.gov
317-232-7645

 

SNAP Resources Available:
Naima Gardner
Nutrition Coordinator
317-234-3498
NGardner1@isdh.in.gov

 

SNAP TAP (Technical Assistance Program).
Hoosier Farmers Market Association snap@hoosierfarmersmarkets.org.


Indiana Ag Department


FMNP & SFMNP

WIC & SFMNP
Legita Wilson
Program Coordinator
WIC TEFAP/CSFP/FMNP/SFMNP
LWilson2@isdh.in.gov
Toll Free: 800.522.0874

Indiana 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



Remembering Farmer Dustin Rathgeber

Honesta Romberger March 7, 2019

Over the years, we here at FMC have had the great privilege of collaborating, supporting, and working shoulder to shoulder with market leaders and producers from across the country — the many inspiring individuals dedicated to improving our nation’s local food systems. One of those exceptional people was farmer Dustin Rathgeber. While working on a… Read More



Richmond Farmers Market, Indiana

Allie Vrtachnik June 28, 2018

Year Founded: 2015 Market Season: Saturdays, May-October (8 am- 12 pm); Tuesdays, July-September (4 pm- 7 pm) State: Indiana Mission Statement: The Richmond Farmers Market is a growers-only market in support of the interest of local farmers, producers, and consumers. The purpose of the market is to create a sales venue for area farmers, provide opportunity for consumers… Read More



Indiana Grown Monumental Marketplace – June 15

Stephanie Fenty June 8, 2018

The Monumental Marketplace is back and bigger this year, as Indiana Grown’s signature event returns to downtown Indianapolis on Friday, June 15. Located on Monument Circle, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hoosiers will be able to sip, sample and shop from more than 150 Indiana Grown vendors at this one-of-a-kind farmers market style experience. “Our goal is to… 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



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Purdue Extension FoodLink Project Seeks to Inform Consumers

Stephanie Fenty March 30, 2018

Purdue University’s new FoodLink website https://extension.purdue.edu/foodlink seeks to inform Indiana consumers about different varieties of produce as well as how to select, prepare, and care for them. Shoppers can access expert Purdue Extension information on over 60 Indiana fruits and vegetables at some grocery stores, farmers’ markets and roadside stands. “We’ve assigned every fruit and vegetable in Indiana… Read More



Welcome, New FMC Board Members!

Honesta Romberger February 19, 2018

FMC is pleased to welcome seven new additions to the Board of Directors. This year, the election resulted in a tie for the sixth spot, and since FMC’s bylaws permit adding seven members, the Board decided to include both candidates. Our new Directors are: Adrienne Akers, Kokomo Downtown Farmers Market, IN (photo 1) Corey Chatman, Experimental… Read More



2018 Annual Farmers Market Forum at Indiana Farm Bureau – February 16, 2018

Stephanie Fenty January 19, 2018

February 16, 2018 Indiana Farm Bureau Indianapolis, IN Farmers market managers, vendors and those who want to start or grow farmers markets in their communities can learn new strategies, find out about available resources and take advantage of networking opportunities at the third annual Farmers Market Forum, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,… Read More



Kokomo Downtown Farmers Market: A Market on a Mission.

Allie Vrtachnik November 29, 2017

Kokomo, Indiana is known as “the City of Firsts”. It was in Kokomo that the first American automobile was commercially produced, the first pneumatic rubber tire, first carburetor, first stainless steel, first push button car radio, the first commercially-produced can of tomato juice, and first mechanical corn picker. Kokomo residents are proud of their city’s… Read More



Meet Dustin Rathgeber of Rathgeber’s Garten

Allie Vrtachnik July 5, 2017

Dustin Rathgeber’s great grandparents were market gardeners, and his grandpa, born into market gardening, had a huge backyard garden of his own. After losing his grandmother in 2014, Dustin left his college state of Florida to move back home and pick up his farming family’s legacy. He dropped everything to refocus on family, and found… Read More



POP Club Participants Wrap Up for the Season

Liz Comiskey October 26, 2016

  (1. Federal Way Farmers Market, 2. Federal Way Farmers Market, 4. Montavilla Farmers Market 5. Indianapolis City Market, 6. Indianapolis City Market) This past summer, 49 markets offered Power of Produce Club (POP Club) programming at their markets with the support of a sponsorship from FMC and Chipotle Mexican Grill. The program helped to… Read More



Indy Winter Farmers Market

Mae Carroll July 27, 2016

In Indianapolis, Indiana, the Indy Winter Farmers Market had a busy season this year. Liz Wertz, the Eat Well Initiative Coordinator and Social Media Strategist with the market, said this past season was one of the best they’ve ever had and attributes their success largely to two important factors: a change in location to a… 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



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Mid-Season Check-in: Discover You Can: Learn Make Share

Jen O'Brien July 28, 2013

  For the third year, Farmers Market Coalition member markets across the country have participated in the Discover You Can Learn Make Share program, sponsored by Jarden Home Brands (the makers of Ball ®Brand Fresh Preserving Products). Each market offers canning education programs throughout the season, which has been a great way for markets to… Read More



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2013 Discover You Can Participants Announced

Liz Comiskey April 26, 2013

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Discover You Can Learn Make Share℠ program. Thirty FMC member farmers market organizations have been selected by the Farmers Market Coalition and Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, to take part in this summer’s canning education program. The selected 30 organizations… Read More



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Indiana Offers Specialty Crop Marketing Grants

Stacy February 6, 2008

On January 30th, 2008, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) announced the availability of specialty crop grant funds made possible by the Specialty Crop Block Grant provided by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Through four different programs, ISDA seeks to increase specialty crop marketing opportunities. All are provided at no cost to producers.… Read More