Missouri Contacts

Missouri Farmers’ Market Association

323 W Main Street
Washington, MO 63090
314-435-9445
Missourifarmersmarkets.org
president@missourifarmersmarkets.org


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: Food Stamp Program/Missouri EBT Card
Current contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

MO Department of Social Services SNAP EBT Unit: (573) 751-3381


Missouri Ag Department

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Contact
Rachel Heimericks
PO Box 630
Jefferson city, MO 65102
(573)751-7794
rachel.heimericks@mda.mo.gov

Missouri 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



FMC Mini-Grants Support SNAP Programs Across the Country

Stephanie Fenty March 20, 2019

Last year, FMC awarded seven $500 SNAP Mini-Grants to farmers markets and farmers across the country who displayed a clear commitment to expanding SNAP programming, and connecting SNAP shoppers in their communities to healthy, affordable food. Here’s a first look at the great work resulting from the funding. Keya Wakpala Community Farmers’ Market Mission, SD… Read More



Webb City Farmers Market, Missouri

Allie Vrtachnik June 28, 2018

Year Founded: 2000 Market Season: mid-April to October, Tuesdays (4 pm- 7 pm); Thursdays, (11 am- 2 pm); Saturdays, (9 am- noon); October- April, Saturdays (9 am- noon) State: Missouri Mission Statement: To sustain, nourish, and enhance our community while providing a venue for success for our farming neighbors. NFMW Plans: “We’re going to have a free Melon Feed… 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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NRCS EQIP High Tunnel Grant Workshop

Emma Hansen May 11, 2018

Location: Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council- 3700 Woodland Avenue, KCMO 64109 Ivanhoe Farmers’ Market invites you to come and learn more about four season farming and growing in high tunnels. Potluck: Soup and Salad will be provided, please bring something to share. This is a child friendly event, please feel free to bring your children. For more… Read More



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Senator Kiki Curls sponsors bill to establish a Missouri senior farmers’ market nutrition program

Allie Vrtachnik April 19, 2018

“Legislation that would establish a Missouri senior farmers’ market nutrition program is expected to head to the House floor in Jefferson City. ‘It will increase the availability of more nutritious food for our seniors, increase the profitability of our local farmers and help to strengthen our local economies,’ Curls testified Tuesday.The House Agriculture Policy Committee… Read More



Our Farms, Our Future Conference

Emma Hansen March 9, 2018

Registration is now open for the Our Farms, Our Future Conference, hosted by SARE and NCAT/ATTRA on April 3-5, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. Visit ofof.sare.org for registration and program information. This national event will bring together Missouri’s diverse agricultural community: farmers and ranchers, agricultural professionals, agribusiness stakeholders, students, researchers, scientists, agency representatives, and nonprofit leaders. Every decade, SARE hosts a conference… Read More



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Champions for Health in the South

Darlene Wolnik February 5, 2018

According to a recent report, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Vermont rank as the healthiest states in the nation. The bottom three? Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. That’s not a surprise, says Jay Maddock, a professor of public health at Texas A&M University. In southern states, Americans are more likely to die prematurely from a wide variety of chronic conditions.… Read More



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2018 Great Plains Growers Conference: Jan. 11th- 13th

Allie Vrtachnik January 3, 2018

“The Great Plains Growers Conference (GPGC) is a combination of two great conferences:  Great Plains Vegetable Conference and Mid-America Fruit Conference.  The three-day conference features presentations by knowledgeable speakers from throughout the nation. The conference showcases educational information from all five states:  Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota, along with vegetable specialists and growers from those… Read More



Missouri Farmers Market Association Annual Conference

Emma Hansen December 5, 2017

The 2018 Missouri Farmers Market Association’s annual conference will be held January 19-20 in Jefferson City at Lincoln University.  Registration information and a tentative schedule can be found here: https://www.missourifarmersmarkets.org/events.html#!event/register/2018/1/19/2018-mfma-conference Read More



Starting and Operating a Farmers Market

Emma Hansen October 30, 2017

Farmers markets are gaining popularity in Missouri and across the nation. In Missouri, 245 farmers markets were in operation in 2014, compared to 131 in 2007. In the United States, the total number of farmers markets increased by 76 percent between 2008 and 2014, with 8,268 being in operation in 2014. Missouri Extension put together… Read More



Meet Fue Yang of Yang Family Vegetables

Allie Vrtachnik June 20, 2017

Though he fondly recalls growing up amongst rows of pickling cucumbers and snacking on orchard apples while completing homework, Fue Yang didn’t originally aspire to be a farmer. “The farther I tried to get away from it, the deeper I got involved,” says Fue. At Missouri’s Webb City Farmers Market, Farmers Market of the Ozarks,… Read More



Missouri Legislature Moves to Help Hungry Seniors

Alex Canepa May 11, 2017

Missouri moved one step closer to becoming the 44th state in America to offer its seniors access to the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) when the state’s House of Representatives passed a bill that would require the the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services to tap into  federal funding for SFMNP.  SFMNP is… 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



Meet Columbia Farmers Market

Honesta Romberger July 6, 2016

This week, our Instagram take-over is brought to you by Columbia Farmers Market in Columbia, Missouri. We’re inspired already by the educational programming they have for kids (and innovate way they fund some of these programs!) as well as their efficient methods for verifying vendors. We think you will be too. Read the details below… 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



**Updated** Congratulations to FMC Member FMPP and FMSSG Awardees!

Liz Comiskey October 9, 2015

The awardees of the 2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), and the first ever Farmers Market SNAP Support Grants (FMSSG) were announced last week! Check out all of the FMC members that were awarded below. Many FMC members will also benefit from grant projects within their community networks; you… Read More



8 Ways to LEARN from each other, MAKE Markets Awesome, and SHARE the Results

Liz Comiskey September 3, 2015

  This summer, 30 FMC members were selected to run special food preservation events at their markets. The program, entitled Discover Market Fresh: Learn, Make, Share℠, is sponsored by Jarden Consumer Solutions, makers of the FoodSaver vacuum sealer. Each market was provided with the same vacuum sealing tools and promotional materials, and yet every program… 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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Legislating Farmers Markets—a journey in St. Louis, Missouri

Liz Comiskey October 24, 2012

Guest Post By Deborah Henderson, Manager of the Clayton Farmer’s Market FARMERS’ MARKET MANAGERS AND STAKEHOLDERS ENCOUNTERED PROBLEMS IN ST. LOUIS As the new manager of the Clayton Farmer’s Market in St. Louis Co, Missouri in 2011, I enthusiastically began the job of talking to prospective vendors about coming to the market.  I was surprised… Read More