Montana Contacts

Montana Farmers Markets

Contact: Steph Hystad
Business Development Specialist
Phone : (406) 444-5425
E-mail : SHystad@mt.gov

 

To add state news and resources, contact:
Ben Feldman
ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: SNAP/Montana Access Card
Current Contractor: Solutran

Contact:
Kellee English
IT Business Analyst
HCSD/Policy and Systems Bureau
Montana DPHHS
kenglish2@mt.gov
(406) 444-5921


Montana Ag Department

Montana Department of Agriculture 


FMNP & SFMNP

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Kate Girard, WIC Director

Fax: (406) 444-0293

Toll Free: 1-800-433-4298

VOC Contact: 406-444-5533

Email: kgirard@mt.gov

 

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Jackie Stoeckel, Program Specialist

Phone: (406) 444-7786

Toll-Free: 1-800-332-2272

FAX: (406) 444-7743

Email: jstoeckel@mt.gov

Montana News/Case Studies

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USDA Farmers Market, Local and Regional Food Systems Grants Announced

Hannah Fuller October 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced this week that it has awarded $27 million in grant funding through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) and $9.3 million in grant funding through the new Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) grant program. The grants fall under the Local Agricultural… 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



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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“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



2017 Montana Farmers Market Directory

June 14, 2017

This guide contains information on Montana’s farmers markets, along with maps and a seasonal produce availability chart. Read More



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Montana Farmers Market EBT Manual: How to Accept SNAP Benefits at Your Farmers Market

FMC October 30, 2013

This article covers many of the FAQs regarding getting started and maintaining a farmers market SNAP program. Read More