Pennsylvania Contacts

PA Farm Markets
PA State Association

Brian F. Moyer
Program Assistant
Penn State Extension

Heather Manzo
Extension Educator, Ag Entrepreneurship & Community Economic Development
Penn State Extension


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program name/EBT Card Name: SNAP/ACCESS Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. (Conduent)

For more information, contact:
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
(717) 787-3617

For technical assistance and capacity support, contact:
Cheryl Burns
Capital RC&D
(717) 241-4361

Pennsylvania Ag Department

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture 


WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs

Sandy Hopple, Assistant Director

Phone: (717) 772-2693

FAX: (717) 787-2387


Pennsylvania News/Case Studies

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Spotlight on the Swarthmore Farmers Market

Allie Vrtachnik November 8, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the Swarthmore Farmers Market! We are taking over FMC’s Instagram for the duration of two weeks to share with you a look into our market. Our market is loved by our community and for good reason! As a new “visitor” at our market, there are a few things you… Read More

Pittsburgh, Here We Come!

Honesta Romberger September 21, 2017

Last week, FMC began work with the City of Pittsburgh to complete a comprehensive analysis of the city’s market system. The goal of the study is to better understand the role of markets throughout the city and develop a plan for growth that improves equitable access to fresh, affordable food, while supporting the region’s producers.… Read More

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

Pennsylvania Resources

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Faith in Food: Partnering with Congregations to Sustain and Strengthen Communities through Farmers Markets

Liz Comiskey September 15, 2016

  Over the past year, The Food Trust and Partners for Sacred Places have worked to strengthen connections between farmers markets and the faith communities that exist around them. This webinar will discuss why and how these partnerships are beneficial, best practices around collaboration, challenges and successes, as well as identifying first steps that farmers… Read More

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The Consumer & the Farmers Market: What the Research Shows Us

Stacy January 12, 2014

This powerpoint presentation reviews Mid-Atlantic consumer attitudes and behaviors related to farmers markets.  Includes distinguishing characteristics of farmers market shoppers in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Richmond, and New York City, as well as perceptions about what products are purchased and perceptions about what kinds of locally grown crops are available. Funding for the study was… Read More

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Connecting Local Farmers with Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Participants

FMC October 30, 2013

This report explores how providing transportation to low-income senior citizens and WIC participants affected FMNP redemption rates in SE Pennsylvania. Read More