Michigan Contacts

Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA)
Amanda Shreve, Interim Director
Phone: (517) 432-3381
E-mail: amanda@mifma.org



To add resources or news to this page, please contact:

Marian Weaver


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: Bridge Card

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

Michigan Ag Department

Michigan Department of Agriculture 


WIC Farmer Market Nutrition Program

Brittany LaRue, FMNP Coordinator

Toll Free: 1-800-942-1636



Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Ed Berke, Director

FAX: (517) 373-4092

Email: berkee@michigan.gov



Sherri King, SFMNP Contact

FAX: (517) 373-4092

Email: Kings1@michigan.gov


Michigan News/Case Studies

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Michigan Invests in Healthy Food Access Through Farmers Markets

Alex Canepa August 10, 2017

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) and farmers markets across Michigan that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as the SNAP Bridge Card have big a reason to celebrate! When Governor Snyder signed the 2018 fiscal year budget on July 14, the State of Michigan pledged support to help sustain and grow… 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

Growing Your Grassroots

Stephanie Fenty May 28, 2020

The data that FMC has collected over the past decade and a half indicate what many suspect: farmers markets are important staples in our communities. Not only a place to buy fresh local produce, farmers markets serve as a place to connect with others and be reminded of the integral role food plays in our… Read More

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Growing Local Food Systems: A case study series on the role of local governments

May 15, 2017

Local governments play a key role in promoting and support local food systems. In 2012, Michigan State University’s (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems and the International City/ County Management Association’s (ICMA) Center for Sustainable Communities collaborated to understand more about the ways that local governments across America are supporting local food systems. Building off that… Read More

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Prescription for Health Programs in Michigan

Alex Canepa April 13, 2017

This report provides an overview of the Prescription for Health style programs currently or previously operating in Michigan. Prescription for Health style programs support healthy behavior change for individuals and families through partnerships with healthcare and other providers who focus on supporting healthy eating (farmers and farmers markets) and/or community partners who provide opportunities for increased physical… Read More

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Flipchart of Emergency Procedures for your Farmers Market

Stacy October 29, 2013

This thorough template for an emergency flipchart contains an incident report form, emergency evacuation procedures, and steps top deal with fire, tornado, and other unforeseen events. Also includes a risk mitigation checklist. Developed by the Michigan Farmers Market Association. Read More