Oklahoma Contacts

Oklahoma Farm and Food Alliance

Rita Scott
rita@okfarmandfood.org

Oklahoma Grown


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: Access Oklahoma Card
Current Contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. (Conduent)

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services provides free wireless EBT terminals to eligible farmers markets.

Contact:
Tom J. Pennington
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
thomas.pennington@okdhs.org
(405) 522-1262

 

For training and technical assistance, contact:
Whitney Danker
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
wdanker@regionalfoodbank.org
(405) 600-3129


Oklahoma Ag Department

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture 


FMNP & SFMNP

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Karen Poteet, Programs Administrator
Phone: 405-521-2281
FAX: 405-522-5805
Email: Karen.poteet@okdhs.org


FMC Contact

To add or update information on this page, please contact Jen Cheek at jen@farmersmarketcoalition.org.

Oklahoma News/Case Studies

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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



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



Oklahoma Resources

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Oklahoma Grown Farmers Market Requirements

Alex Canepa January 4, 2018

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry has established criteria that Farmers Markets must meet before being recognized as an Oklahoma Grown Market or a Registered Farmers Market. A market can choose not to participate in this program, however only participating markets will be eligible for assistance or promotional materials that are made available… 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