Massachusetts Contacts

Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets
240 Beaver Street
Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-893-8222
Fax: 781-893-8777
Web site:



Jeff Cole, Executive Director


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: SNAP/Bay State Access Card

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

To become a SNAP or Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) retailer, call the HIP Retailers call-line at (888) 987-4487. (Please note, HIP is not signing up new farmers at this time)


Massachusetts Ag Department

Massachusetts Department of Agriculture 


WIC & Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program 

Mr. David Webber, Coordinator

Public Phone: 617-626-1700 (MDAR)



Ms. Rebecca Davidson, Coordinator


Massachusetts News/Case Studies

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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

FMC on the Road: California, Oregon, Alaska, and Massachusetts

Stephanie Fenty March 28, 2019

February and March were busy for FMC staff, who have been traveling to conferences from coast to coast meeting with farmers market leaders, hearing the issues facing the local food sector, as well as learning about potential solutions. We’ve also been presenting the lessons we’ve gained working with markets, offering the tools, methods, and technical… 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

Massachusetts Resources

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Fundraising to Support Your Market

Stacy November 6, 2013

This one-pager from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources has eight ideas for raising funds and collecting donations to grow a farmers market organization. Read More

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Safe Supply Field Guide

Diana Broadaway May 8, 2020

SAFE SUPPLY is an outdoor grocery store designed to support local food producers and provide communities with a safer shopping alternative during the COVID-19 pandemic. INSIDE THE GUIDE: Vendor Guidelines Vendor Tent Layout Diagram Market Layout Diagram Things We Learned Along the Way   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