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 Resources

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MIFMA: How to Clean SNAP Tokens

Diana Broadaway May 7, 2020

How to Clean SNAP Tokens Hard surfaces can harbor bacteria and germs. Attached are some steps you can take to improve the cleanliness of your market’s tokens and protect the safety of your market’s customers, vendors, and staff. Includes: How to Clean Metal or Plastic Tokens How to Clean Wooden Tokens 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

Economics of Healthy Food Incentives at Michigan Farmers Markets

Alex Canepa August 7, 2017

This study, conducted by Michigan State University in partnership with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and Fair Food Network, found that offering SNAP and Double Up at markets resulted in positive and distinct increases to direct agricultural sales beyond the value of the benefits themselves. It also reveals data-driven insights into SNAP families’ shopping behaviors… 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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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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National Farmers Market Training Discussion

Liz Comiskey December 7, 2013

Bernadine Prince, President FMC, Co-founder and Co-Director of FRESHFARM Markets, DC Dru Montri, Director, Michigan Farmers Market Association Darlene Wolnik, Independent Researcher and Trainer for Public Markets Read More

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6050W and Farmers Markets Electronic Payment Reporting Requirements

Stacy November 11, 2013

A webinar hosted by FMC and the Michigan Farmers Market Association in October of 2011.The presentation explains the background of IRS 6050W and what electronic payment reporting requirements can mean for your farmers market. Presenters include Amanda Segar of the Michigan Farmers Market Association, Erin McQuire, Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree, and Stacy… 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

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6050W and Farmers Markets: Electronic Payment Reporting Requirements webinar

Liz Comiskey October 11, 2012

On October 10th, FMC and Michigan Farmers Market Association held the ‘6050W and Farmers Markets: Electronic Payment Reporting Requirements’ webinar. The webinar explained the background of 6050W, the implication of 6050W on farmers markets, and best practices for scrip recordkeeping. Most, but not all, markets are exempt, and the webinar explains why and how a… Read More