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 Resources

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Penn State Extension/PASA: COVID-19 Guidelines for Farmers Markets (Checklist)

Diana Broadaway May 7, 2020

This is an open-source resource created by Penn State Extension in collaboration with Pasa Sustainable Agriculture, to be used for developing guidelines that can be shared and modified as needed to ensure safe operation of farmers markets that protect both vendors and customers while providing essential food for the communities they serve. Further guideline information… Read More

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Strengthening Pittsburgh’s Farmers Markets

Alex Canepa March 12, 2019

A study, funded by the City of Pittsburgh and researched and developed by the Farmers Market Coalition, which recommends actions to improve Pittsburgh-area farmers markets. These actions will increase equitable access to fresh, affordable, and culturally appropriate food, promote healthy eating choices, and support regional food producers. 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

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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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Your Edge in a Changing Marketplace: Thinking like a Retailer

Liz Comiskey March 21, 2014

Farmers markets are no longer the only option for shoppers seeking locally grown foods. Is your markets’ brand, products, and shopping experience keeping pace with an evolving marketplace? Learn about savvy retailer strategies to understand and promote your best assets and make your customers feel special.  This session will offer a variety of strategies to… 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

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Sowing Value, Reaping Rewards: Recruitment, Services, and Administrative Systems for Successful Membership Organizations

Liz Comiskey December 8, 2010

Brian Snyder and Michele Gauger, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture & Jeff Cole, Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets Download the handouts (PDF) Read More