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 Resources

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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

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FMC Insurance Webinar Series

Liz Comiskey December 7, 2013

Protecting Board Members & Learning the Nitty Gritty of Statewide Insurance Programs. April 5, 2011. Peter Kochenburger, University of Connecticut School of Law; Melissa Kauffman, Jester Insurance; Bill Otto, Minnesota Farmers Market Association; Jeff Cole, Mass Farmers Markets. Making the Most of Your Market Insurance Policy & Minimizing Market Liability Risk. March 8, 2011. Eileen… Read More

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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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A Survey of Farmers Market SNAP Incentive Programs: Lessons, Challenges, and Trends

FMC October 29, 2013

This brief report offers a review of brief survey of examples and insights for improving and sustaining the Philly Food Bucks program, based upon the experiences of farmers market SNAP incentive programs in the following cities: New York City, Boston, New Orleans, San Diego, and Portland, Oregon. Read More

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Sowing Value, Reaping Rewards: Recruitment, Services, and Administrative Systems for Successful Membership Organizations

Liz Comiskey December 8, 2010

Brian Snyder and Michele Gauger, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture & Jeff Cole, Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets Download the handouts (PDF) Read More